How do they survive? It's all in the wool...
Llama fibers are hollow.
They absorb water quickly which increases airflow.
This reduces the formation of sweat on llamas (and your) skin when hot.
This gives you and your jacket a 40+ degree comfort range, woah!
Hollow fibers are great regulators!
Hollow fibers trap air, which is how you stay warm.
Outer llama fibers have a width of 40-65 microns
(Merino wool: 24 microns)
Will I be itchy?
No - llama wool, like alpaca, doesn't have scales or lanolin like sheep wool
It is 100% hypoallergenic
What else does llama wool do?
Flame retardant, so you don't burn (or even melt) your clothes
Antimicrobial: Those hollow fibers mean less smelly smells
Stain and chemical resistance
Llamas live in high altitude (12000ft+) climates with high UV exposures
Llama wool resists UV sun exposures, meaning less fiber degradation and strong abrasion resistance too.
Haircuts for all
Llamas get a bi-annual haircut, which we collect to make your insulation.
llama wool emits 1.8X less carbon than down!
Oh, how is it made you ask?
We "bake" the llama wool with 10%-20% low melt synthetics to create an insulation web.
This avoids clumping, and produced in the USA!