Alpaca was once reserved only for Incan royalty and was called the "fiber of the gods." Some consider it a higher quality fiber than cashmere. It has a naturally insulating core that keeps you warm while being very lightweight. It's hypoallergenic, so those with wool allergies can wear it without all the itching and scratching. Best of all, alpaca is amazingly soft! All our alpaca outerwear is hand woven on wood looms in Ecuador, Bolivia, and Peru.