Suri Alpaca

 

 

The Suri alpaca is a rare breed of livestock comprising less than 3 % of the total world alpaca population and only 17% of the total U.S. alpaca population. Suri alpacas are distinguished by their unique fiber. The fleece drapes down the sides of the body and neck in long, elegant locks.  There are several different lock structures ranging from flat to twisted.  The fiber contains no lanolin and has a cool, silky hand. What makes suri fiber truly unique is its luster. High luster puts suri fiber in great demand. It blends well with other fine fibers and can be used in knitting, crocheting, weaving as well as high quality garments.