Since Suri Alpacas are very rare – only about 8% of the alpaca world population have this silky, curly fleece – and very similar to human baby hair, they are very popular for making doll wigs. The many different, naturally grown color shades of our own animals are available. These curls can also be used for inlay felting, which can create beautiful effects, similar to marquetry!
However, the main use is in the production of luxurious fabrics, which gets a wonderful shine through the addition of these fibres. Fashion centres around the world use these fabrics for their collections. The expensive men’s suits, exclusive women’s costumes and coats are refined with it and of course have their corresponding price….
Alpaca Crafters Shop is the only provider of these Suri Locks in Southern Africa!