There are two breeds of Alpaca: Huacaya and Suris. Huacaya provide a dense and soft fibre and Suris are coated in longer, lustrous fibres with a silky touch. Both breeds are able to withstand extremes of diurnal temperature and often hostile natural habitats, thanks to their incredible coats.

Alpaca fleece is an incredibly diverse fibre which is available in many natural colours and qualities. Alpaca fibres range from 18-36 micron in diameter. The handle of the fibres is so soft, they can feel 3-4 micron finer than wool. Alpaca hair is mainly used in the clothing industry and due to its many natural colour variations, it tends to be used in its natural colour.