Within the alpaca species, there are two distinct types, Huacaya and the Suri. The more numerous is the Huacaya which has a higher crimp and luxuriously soft and denser fibre suitable for bedding filling. Huacaya fleece is also a semi hollow fibre which explains its unique lightweight feel and its superior thermal and warmth performance in bedding products. Suri fleece is exclusively used in knitted and woven luxury fashion garments. Alpaca wool fleece does not have lanolin and therefore does not require chemical scouring to clean the fibre.
There are many different natural fibre types used in today's quilts. Alpaca fleece is a rare, exotic natural fibre used in fashion, apparel and woven blankets for thousands of years, however, its use in bedding is relatively new. Until 2000, alpaca quilts, duvets, doonas and comforters were almost unknown apart from a handful of alpaca breeders who made some rudimentary hand-made alpaca quilts for their private use.
Kelly & Windsor Australia is recognized as being the world's leading manufacturer of premium quality luxury alpaca bedding accessories, quilts, duvets, doonas, comforters, pillows and underblankets. We have extensive experience, expertise and knowledge in the processing of alpaca fibre wool.
It is our experience for more than 20 years which has established Kelly & Windsor as the global innovative leader in this ultra-niche market of bedding luxury.