Alpaca, the Summer Fiber You Didn't Know You Needed - Alpacas of Montana


Alpaca, the Summer Fiber You Didn't Know You Needed

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Two alpacas in a field in front of a mountain

As summer approaches, many of us begin to swap out our cozy winter clothes for lighter, more breathable options. While cotton, linen, and other lightweight fabrics are popular choices, have you ever considered alpaca clothing for the summer months? Here are a few reasons why alpaca clothing can be a great option for staying cool and comfortable during the warmer weather.

1. Breathability

One of the biggest benefits of alpaca clothing is its breathability. Alpaca fiber is hollow, which means it allows air to circulate through the fabric, keeping you cool and comfortable even on the hottest of days. Additionally, alpaca fiber is moisture-wicking, which helps to keep sweat away from your skin and prevent that sticky, uncomfortable feeling.

Alpaca fiber is water resistant because it only absorbs about 10-11% of their weight in water, compared to merino wool at about 30% (usually this is mostly sweat absorption, yikes!)

2. Sun Protection

While most of us remember to slather on sunscreen during the summer months, it's easy to forget about the importance of sun protection for our clothes as well. Alpaca fiber naturally provides sun protection, blocking out harmful UV rays and helping to prevent sunburn and skin damage.

Woman wearing blue alpaca t-shirt in the summer

3. Odor Resistance

Let's face it - no one wants to deal with stinky clothes in the summer heat. Thankfully, alpaca fiber is naturally odor-resistant, and antimicrobial thanks to our patented Dry Fusion Technology® which means you can wear your favorite alpaca clothing multiple times without worrying about it developing a funky smell!

4. Sustainability

Finally, it's worth noting that alpaca fiber is a sustainable and eco-friendly option for summer clothing. Alpacas have a much lower environmental impact than other livestock, and their fiber is biodegradable and free from synthetic chemicals.

Overall, alpaca clothing is a great choice for anyone looking to stay cool, comfortable, and stylish during the summer months. Whether you're lounging by the pool or heading out for a summer hike, alpaca clothing can help you beat the heat while looking and feeling great!

Alpaca looking at the camera in a summer scene

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