Baby alpaca fleece is so velvety and soft, it was once reserved for Inca royalty. While similar to wool, baby alpaca is far lighter and warmer, with a silky sheen. Alpacas are raised high in the Peruvian Andes, and are tended by native Andean herdsmen, who humanely shear their flock every other year just before the rainy season. The first clip of the season yields baby alpaca, which is the finest classification of alpaca fiber available. Baby alpaca is perfect for our baby accessories because while strong and durable, it’s extremely gentle against the skin, and contains no lanolin, so it’s hypoallergenic. With a feel similar to cashmere, it’s the very best you can give your baby.