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Peru alpaca wool business attracts 70 international buyers this year

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2015-03-10 17:30:00 – Peru

Peru alpaca wool is described as “fibre of the gods” from the Incas. This is the finest and warmest wool in the world which is attracting international buyers. This year the wool business attracted 70 international buyers and the business is thriving while exports have risen 60 percent.

Peruvian designer, Jenny Duarte uses the vicuna and alpaca weaves because that Peruvian culture is inspiring. A thousand-year-old culture is an enormous source of inspiration that designers can work with and reinterpret.

Arequipa, Peru has five factories and it’s the second largest city and textile hub. The factories house the two wools alpaca and the more expensive vicuna wool, which is the source of income for 50 thousand families in the region.

Peru alpaca wool is the rival of cashmere attracting international buyers. Raising of sheep and alpacas is a vital part of the Peruvian weaving process.

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