6 reasons why Alpacas are good for our planet

13th February 2024
  1. Alpacas tread lightly on this earth. They have dainty soft padded two toe feet unlike other grazing herds. This helps prevent trampling plants and eroding fragile hillside.
  2. Alpacas eat very gently. While many grazing animals pull the grass up by the roots with their teeth, alpaca nibble the tips, carefully leaving the roots intact so plants can regrow.
  3. Alpacas are abstemious and only eat what they need. They consume less than half the amount per day that sheep do and like other camels, they don't need to drink much either!
  4. Alpaca wool does not contain lanolin and therefore needs much less processing than sheep’s wool. No harsh chemicals and very little water needed.
  5. Alpaca poop is very rich in nitrogen and potassium compared to other herds, making it an ideal fertiliser! It's also easy to pick up as alpaca like to poop in one place!
  6. Alpaca wool is 100% Biodegradable and Renewable, meaning it can decompose naturally and can be regrown by the animal.  It's also a durable and long-lasting material that can
    replace synthetic fibres that contribute to the pollution of our planet. You could
    successfully compost one of our cardigans, although we'd prefer you to wear it for as long as possible first!

So all in all, farming alpacas or wearing alpaca clothing is pretty eco-friendly!