Soft as cashmere, warm and light as goose tunics, durable like sheep wool and shimmering like silk.
The outstanding properties of alpaca wool are described. In addition to Vicunja, Alpaca wool is now one of the most valuable wool species in the world and achieves the highest international prices in the markets. The first group of the New World camelids and their close relatives, the Lamas, originally located in the South American Andes Of the Inca period, ie over 5,000 years. In recent years, in the southern spring of October / November, all animals are shaved and for every alpaca, three to five kilos of fleece are expected in different qualities. The best quality is gained from the so-called saddle of an alpaca, the part on the back and over the ribs. It is mainly used for wool yarn production, while the other parts are also used for the production of felt and filling of health pillows and duvets. In the major fashion centers of the world, alpaca is known above all as a basic material for luxurious materials. Fabrics made from alpaca fibers and knit products made from alpaca wool are among the finest what the fashion world has to offer. The quality of the fibers is calculated in Micron, the finer the fibers, the lower the number and the higher the value. Baby alpaca wool with the lowest micron count is, of course, the most valuable and most expensive. They differ in their different fleece from the more popular and widely spread Huacaya alpacas: while in the Huacayas the fur is fluffy, similar to sheep , Suri have long, sparkling silk locks that hang down from their bodies up to 40 cm. When the sun falls on its fleece while walking, it looks like flowing silk an incomparable sight. Elegant animals are there, with a proud attitude and big, gentle eyes.
Kuna is a Peruvian lifestyle brand with a unique ready-to-wear collection of alpaca, vicuna and pima cotton. Our Passion is the continuation of the millennial textile of the Incas of a magical world of colors and fabrics. Kuna combines the dexterity and traditional knowledge of the Andes' textile tradesmen with the latest technology and contemporary designs to offer you this genuine Peruvian treasure.