Some of nature's finest work, baby alpaca wool is a soft-to-the-touch fabric that delivers a feeling of true luxury and is thus an absolute essential for your year-round wardrobe.

There is a misunderstanding of what ‘baby alpaca’ means. The term baby alpaca is actually used to imply that the fiber is coming the animal’s first shear and not from the baby animal.

The shearing process usually takes place between spring and summer, which help the animals to be fresh and cool in the heat during warmth months.

Soft and soothing to the touch, its fibers are warm and exceedingly gentle for any type of skins from the most delicate ones like baby skin to adult skin.

Wearing a garment of baby alpaca fabric isn't just a transporting experience of elegance, refinement and passion - it's pure magic.



The Alpaca is known as one of the most beautiful camelids in South America. Due to its climate, level of expertise and high-tech industry conditions, Peruvian alpaca wool is considered the best of its kind.

The alpaca produces a natural fiber that was recognized by the Incas as the "fiber of the gods," as long as 6,000 years ago. Premium alpaca wool has maintained an extremely high value throughout its history. Belonging to the Andes Mountains, the alpacas' wool was considered so fine that it was used in the wardrobes of the tribes’ royal families. Alpaca wool is recognized as one of the most luxurious fabrics in the world.

Coats, sweaters and scarves made from this material are satisfying indulgences that feel great and look luxurious. Premium alpaca wool is produced in Peru's Andean region where the government maintains strict laws designed to protect the species from endangerment. To look good is to feel good, and to feel good is to know where your clothes - and the fabric that made them - came from. Knowing this, Valerie Garmino has chosen to work with wool from this region and reconnect with how fabric should feel.

Today, Alpaca wool is recognized as one of the most luxurious and sustainable fibers in the world.


Alpacas are considered environmentally friendly

They are considered environmentally friendly because they are gentle with the land. In contrast to goats and sheep Alpacas do not damage the pasture when grazing. They have a special soft pad on the feet that minimizes their effect on pasture land.

Alpacas are considered highly efficient animals

Since Alpacas natural habitats are at high altitudes, their water supply is coming from natural sources such as ice thaws, so they do not use the land or water that is used for food production.

These animals also require less food intake than most other fiber-producing livestock.

Alpacas save energy

The natural colors of alpaca are undyed, hence, environmental issues associated with the dyeing process are minimized.

The treatment system for the water used in the washing process of alpaca fiber requires less chemicals and energy than what is needed for other animal fibers.

Compared to other animal fibers, alpaca fiber has a low grease content, between 3-4%, which means that much less energy and chemicals are required to remove this grease. Animal fibers from sheep and goat have 15-16% grease content.

Alpaca fiber is considered chemical-free

Alpaca fiber comes in more than 22 natural colors. If you want a special color, you could use a free chemical technique process using plants or vegetables to get a special color. Andean artisans usually dye the alpaca fiber the traditional way, using techniques that are hundreds and thousands of years old and many of the communities and families keep them as a legacy from their ancestors.


Valerie Garmino ensures her fiber follows a steadfast, cruelty-free and fair-trade shearing process. Traditionally, the ritual of alpaca shearing is an annual process, and one in which the Andeanmountain community pulls together to help one another. To get the best quality fiber, expert shearers are employed to maximize efficiency of this communal practice and to ensure the animals are well taken care of with the least amount of stress in order to get the best quality fiber



The magical alpaca fibers boast a series of microscopic air pockets that insulate during winter and promise optimal, effortless breathability in summer. Much like Polar bear fur, these air pockets trap heat, creating greater thermal capacity.  


Premium alpaca wool is so versatile because of its delightfully lightweight composition. The microscopic air pockets that are part of its makeup help to reduce the weight of the luxurious alpaca fibers. This lightweight composition that makes it an all-season fabric, perfect from spring to summer and fall to winter.


Alpaca wool fibers are fine, lightweight and silky. However, this incredible fiber has unparalleled strength and durability. The alpaca is tough and strong, surviving long and cold Andean winters. So, it's no wonder this fabric lasts longer than most any other luxury fiber, including other wools, cashmere and silk. With proper care, high quality alpaca apparel can become an heirloom that is passed down through generations.


Alpaca wool isn't itchy or scratchy to the touch, a credit to its tight density of fibers that leave it smooth and incredibly soft.