Australian Alpaca Wool

The Australian Alpacas were first imported into Australia in 1858, but the project failed and none of the alpaca are known to have survived.  The first of the current alpaca arrived in Australia in 1988. The Australian alpaca herd has since been built from breeding stock imported from Chile and, more recently, from Peru.  The alpaca has adapted well to Australian climatic conditions.

The Australian Alpaca fibre is considered a luxury fibre because of its unique properties of softness, lustre, lightness, durability and warmth. It enables to supple clothing without the disadvantages of heavier or coarser material. With more and more Australian alpaca breeders have been successfully used the ‘SRS® breeding system” to improve fleece quantity and density, this” still young” industry will be blossomed for the foreseeable future.

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