What’s baby alpaca wool?
Just like a human baby’s first hair is usually softer than adult hair, baby alpaca wool is much softer than adult alpaca wool. For the wool to qualify as “baby alpaca” it must be the first shearing of that alpaca.
The extraordinary softness of baby alpaca wool puts it in much higher demand and also makes it much more expensive. Adult alpaca wool is also great for blankets and jackets, so don’t shy away if it’s not 100% baby alpaca. All alpaca wool is extraordinarily warm and soft.