Blanket, 100% Alpaca Fabric, woven, organic
100% Alpaca Fabric Blanket
The black, woven 100% alpaca fabric blanket is extremely soft. It measures 150 cm x 140 cm, and has 1 cm long fringes all around. It is thin and fits easily in a board case, but nevertheless it keeps you warm. It is not itchy. This cosy alpaca fabric blanket helps you to cuddle up on the sofa.
A colored alpaca head is embroidered.
COKAL offers a fabric very much like vicuña, but although not cheap, it is still affordable. We breed our own alpacas that produce this fine fibre. They are called VILYA - vicuña like yarn alpacas. These fine fibres can only be spun and woven in specialized mills in Europe. This fabric has the same properties as vicuña. It is different to ordinary alpaca, because it is woven using only extremely fine alpaca fibres, not identical to vicuña but very similar. Touching both fabrics, vicuña and COKAL’s vicuña-like alpaca fabric, you will not feel a difference.
It has excellent thermoregulatory properties due to the unique structure of the fiber. There are small air bubbles inside the fibers. That makes it a perfect insulator. This means that the material is comfortable to wear in winter as well as in extreme heat.
The surface of the individual fiber is very smooth. This property and the very small fiber diameter, below 18 micron, are responsible for the softness. It feels as soft as merino or cashmere, but has the additional insulating property that sheep's fibers lack. Vicuña like alpaca fabric is 30% lighter than sheep wool. It is hypoallergenic, so it is also suitable for people who are allergic to wool.
The fabric absorbs moisture and is water repellent.