Types of Alpaca
The SENTALER Collection is precisely crafted from three types of alpaca fibre. This fibre is sheared from two breeds of alpaca, native to the high Peruvian Andes. Superfine and Baby Alpaca fibres come from the Huacaya Alpaca breed while the Suri fibre is from the rare Suri Alpaca animal. The shearing process in all cases is cruelty free. Each of these fibres offer their own unique characteristics and features:
This lightweight fibre offers a raw finish comparable to a “boiled wool”. These double-faced pieces are not lined. This fibre is used in the collections lightest pieces, offering three seasons of wear.
This comes from the first shearing of a young alpaca resulting in one of the softest and most luxurious fibres. This fibre is the most widely used in the collection, providing a lightweight feel while still suitable for the winter season. These pieces are fully lined.
The rare Suri alpaca has a longer, rich-looking hair that provides a beautiful silky shine, and a lustrous soft feel and rich textured look. This fibre is used in the collections warmest pieces, ideal for the winter season. These pieces are fully lined.