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Alpaca Fur Care Choosing Alpaca fur is like going in for a warm hug in a cold winter. A luxurious natural fiber, Alpaca fur is eco-friendly and hypoallergenic and it is definitely softer, stronger, and lighter than wool or cashmere and so naturally, it requires a tad bit special care. Its resistance to pilling as well shrinking makes it possible for you to enjoy it for years, or even decades but one has to be a little careful with its care, especially when it takes such good care of you.
Washing: Always be gentle with your alpaca products, treat it with absolute love and patience. If you love your alpaca fur, it will love you right back and that too through years of comfortable and soft garments.
Alpaca fur needs to be hand washed gently. You can send it for dry cleaning too.
Water is not your friend, avoid washing your garments until necessary. Alpaca fleece is not prone to oil stains easily. You can use damp clothes to gently wipe it clean.
Alpaca fur should always be washed in cold or lukewarm water. Any form of heat can do severe damage to its plushy features, so it is always recommended to treat it with mild temperatures.
Alpaca fur doesn’t need hard cleaners. Baby shampoo or mild detergents is the best choice! Soak your garment for 3-5 minutes before pulling it out.
Drying: Avoid wringing, twisting, or scrubbing it to drain out excess water. To dry your alpaca fur, first, place it between two towels and roll the towels keeping it aside. Do not fold or hang it as that will only stretch out your garment, making it lose its strength. Gently press it with a towel and let it dry naturally, out of direct heat and sunlight. Heat is very harmful to the alpaca fur as heat can shock the fiber.
If you want to iron your garment, use steam or natural steam from a hot bath. Anything stronger will burn it.
Brush care: Alpaca fur can be easily restored and taken care of by brushing it. You can use a wire pet brush, a tight bristled tangle brush, or a ball-end plastic bristly hairbrush to lightly brush through. Brushing the alpaca fur works well as it picks up tiny particles and objects that get stuck and get your fur dirty.
A brush can be used especially for caring for your toy. It can be a soothing process, to gently brush the fur and clean your little friend.
Alpaca fur does require care but only because it can be your companion in the harshest of winter as your clothing or a cuddly toy to sleep with. Taking care of it can be therapeutic, just turn on some music and gently go through the journey and before you know it, it is ready to be with you again!