Apparel made from wool repels rain and other moisture due to the waxy coating on the fibre’s outer structure. This helps to keep the liquid on the surface of the wool but allows water vapour to be absorbed and importantly, allows the fabric to breathe. Not only does this help prevent wool clothing from soaking up rainwater, it also protects it from spills soaking into the fabric.
Alpaca Wool Production
Until the beginning of the last century, alpaca wool was primarily known in South America and its production was an important part of Peru’s economy. Since the 19th century, Europeans have enjoyed wearing this fabric and it has become one of the most widely used materials by European fashion designers.
Warm and Luxurious
Alpaca is a warm and luxurious fabric that combines the therapeutic and natural heat benefits of camel wool and the lightweight and softness of llama fibers. It comes in 22 different natural shades ranging from white, grey, brown to black. Many Italian designers have additionally created bright sophisticated garments in this season’s colors.
A Fabulous Investment
Compared to regular sheep's wool, alpaca fibres are three times stronger and seven times warmer. Added to this, the wool is very lightweight, smooth, and very soft. It does not stretch or crumple, is water resistant, and long lasting, making alpaca clothing a fabulous investment.
Alpaca is lanolin-free, making it a better alternative to regular sheep's wool for those who suffer from allergies or skin irritation. In some cases, people who are allergic to lanolin can experience congestion on exposure to wool fibers. If you find traditional wool fibers hard to endure, you will find alpaca garments much more suitable.
Alpaca Outerwear Collection
Paletot introduces our new seasons collection from talented Italian designers who maintain the fashion industry’s best traditions. The elegant outerwear presented in our collection is made from 100% alpaca fibres (unless otherwise stated), accentuated with unique textural patterns and colors. With a beautiful cut, our coats are designed to emphasize the natural female form to create an iconic or alluring image, and give a sense of harmony and irresistibility. Soft, lightweight and durable, our outerwear will be enjoyed for many years to come.