Alpaca and  Wool


   ATTRIBUTE
Natural colours
                       ALPACA   v   WOOL 
      Twenty-two for alpaca, while  wool is basically white 

Thermal insulation

 
Weight

     Alpaca is warmer than wool 
   

     Much lighter than wool

Wrinkle resistance      More resistant than wool
Tensile strength      Stronger than wool

 Pilling
    
     Less than wool
Water absorption

     Similar to wool

Shrinkage    

 

Sheen and lustre          

       Less than wool

 

       More than wool.  Alpaca is well- renowned for its high-fashion lustre.