Many brands and enterprises from Europe, Korea, Japan, and the US, statistics tell us, are desperate to get their hands on these fibres, including large chains such as Banana Republic and Polo, will have yarns sent directly to their factories in China The fashion industry is definitely onto alpaca. Luxurious and well known brands have already showed off alpaca fibres on places like Paris, New York and Milan. Exclusive brand designers say their alpaca filament orders are on the waitlists, as mills in Europe and Asia rush to buy up Peru’s supply. Alpacas come in a huge range of more than twenty two naturally explendid colors, from a very dark black to a warm chestnut and a snowy white, and their wool is soft, majestic and warm. Alpaca wool has such a good quality that the Incas placed a higher value on the fiber than silver or gold—which isn’t really surprising to anyone who has huddled up in a blanket or a poncho made from the stuff. The exportation of alpaca yarn is great news for Peru, as it exports about £150 million of alpaca fibre each year, and for those of us who get to wear the clothes; it’s also good for the planet.