Alpacas for Sale
We are selling some of our girls, for more information please contact us on- 01454 320230 or 07930 985509 and ask for Frances
Come and meet our alpacas at Star Vale.
We breed them here and sell them when they are ready to leave, if you are interested in buying one of our alpacas please contact us for more information.
We shear annually and send the fleece to a mill to be turned into wool, which we then turn into blankets, fashionable shawls, cushion covers, beanies and bobble hats, throws, scarves, gloves and many more beautiful items.
Have a look at our shop page for some examples of the products we offer.
Alpaca fibre is one of the most luxurious fibres in the world. It comes in 22 officially recognised colours and every shade in between.
Its most remarkable quality is its softness – alpaca fibre is inherently soft. This is due to the fact it has less scales on each individual fibre, compared to sheep’s wool which has many, and more prominent scales on each individual fibre. (Suri alpaca have less scales than huacaya alpaca so their fibre is even softer.) Even at its coarsest, alpaca is inherently softer than sheep’s wool and often a certain percentage of alpaca fibre is added to sheep’s wool during the woollen process to enhance the handle or feel.
The lack of scales and smoothness of the fibre also gives alpaca a natural brightness as the smoother surface reflects the light better. Suri alpaca (because it has less scales) reflects the light like a mirror and is renowned for its deep lustre, as well as its luxuriously smooth handle.
Alpaca has been a must have item ever since Sir Titus Salt introduced it into the UK marketplace in around 1836. Alpaca coats, gowns and materials were very fashionable during Queen Victoria’s reign – in fact they were so prized and so hardwearing that they were bequeathed in the wills of the deceased to the next generations. Sir Titus became the largest employer in Bradford, West Yorkshire, building the model industrial village of Saltaire in 1851 on the back of this success.