Alpaca fleece is a light-weight, lustrous and silky natural fiber. While
similar to sheep's wool in that it is a natural fiber, it is warmer, not
prickly, and bears no lanolin which makes it hypoallergenic. It is also soft
and luxurious. In physical structure, alpaca fiber is somewhat akin to hair,
being very glossy, but its softness and fineness enable the spinner to
produce satisfactory yarn with comparative ease. It is hollow as well, which
makes it a good insulator. The preparing, carding, spinning, weaving and
finishing process of alpaca is very similar to the process used for wool.