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Alpaca vs. Wool

Superwashing sheep's wool for product creation is destroying the earth by releasing toxic chemicals into the environment through the manufacturing process. Read now about why alpaca fiber is better for your health and the health of the plant.
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Hazel, Finn and Chili, three Turkish Anatolian Shepherds, roam the vast pastures at Alpacas of Montana on South Cottonwood Road, just south of Bozeman. At approximately 120 pounds each, these livestock guard dogs are capable of taking down a mountain lion, yet their demeanor is calm and tolerant—that is, until you threaten their herd.
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Perfectly adaptable for all of life’s moments.
Created with the multifaceted life of our modern wearers in mind, this go-anywhere crew sock is designed to get you to the office, couch, pavement or trail. Versatility is its middle name.
  • Comfort Control:Patented yarn construction and mesh instep panels keep your feet fresh, dry and breathing. Extra cushioned bottom with micro mesh vent panels on top...
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Created with the multifaceted life of our modern wearers in mind, this go-anywhere crew sock is designed to get you to the office, couch, pavement or trail. Versatility is its middle name.

  • Comfort Control:Patented yarn construction and mesh instep panels keep your feet fresh, dry and breathing. Extra cushioned bottom with micro mesh vent panels on top...
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There is a large push to be more user friendly in what we do on a daily basis.  This includes farming and everything that goes with it.  There have been a variety of investigations on the environmental impact of camelids, including their containment, shelter, feed intake, water intake, fecal output, fecal examination for pathogens and pasture management. These are the results of the studies by...
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Why do people in so many countries call alpacas “The world’s finest livestock business?” For any business asset to be valuable, it must possess certain qualities that make it desirable. Gold is scarce, real estate provides shelter, oil produces energy, bonds earn interest, stocks are supposed to increase in value, and diamonds symbolize love. Alpacas share many of these same attributes.
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Felting with Alpaca

Felting is one of the many way ways to utilize alpaca fiber. Felting alpaca can create a dense, fabric like material that can be shrunk into its preferred shape or, like our felted alpaca winter hats and helmet liners, be cut and created into the items you want with exact custom sizing.

Our Felted Alpaca Hat is so warm, we grade it down to -30F

In its purist form, felt is...
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