100% Royal Alpaca Wool Fabric
COKAL offers a fabric very much like vicuña, but although not cheap, Vicuña fabric is considered the most valuable fabric on the planet. It is extremely soft, light - and because of its rarity extraordinary expensive. 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, vicuna and COKAL’s vicuna-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. Vicuna like alpaca fabric is hypoallergenic, so it is also suitable for people who are allergic to wool.
The fabric absorbs moisture and is water repellent.
Currently only a small amount of the raw material is available which also limits the amount of available fabric. We get the next batch of fibres every year after shearing in April/May. The fabric made from it will then be ready in September/ October.
The only colour now available is black.
We sell the fabric per running meter from a roll that is 130 cm wide. The weight is 350 g per square meter.
This fabric is idea for sweat shirts, jackets, ponchos or skirts.
Considering the price we offer to send a sample to enable our customers to be convinced of the quality and feel the fabric.