Choosing the right duvet inner can make all the difference to your sleep. We recommend choosing a natural fibre such as alpaca or wool.
The silky smooth Alpaca fleece has one of the highest moisture wicking properties of any natural fibre. This allows it to absorb your body moisture and transport it to the outside of the duvet – keeping sweat away from your body.
Alpaca is a natural fibre
Alpaca is considered one of the finest natural fibres on earth and it’s a much superior alternative to wool. It is lanolin free, which makes it easier to process and less allergenic than sheep’s wool.
It also doesn’t hold dust and dirt, which means it will stay clean longer. This is especially important for those with allergies to wool.
There are two main types of alpaca fleece: Huacaya (which is more common) and Suri, which produces a long and silky fiber that hangs off the animal in locks that resemble dreadlocks.
Both breeds are prized for their fine and soft fleeces. They are both considered luxury fibers in the textile industry.
Alpaca is hypoallergenic
The alpaca duvet inner is a health-promoting hypoallergenic alternative to synthetic fillings like down and feathers. It is free from wool, lanolin, dust mites, chemicals, pesticides and dyes.
Sheep wool is a natural material and contains lanolin which helps them resist moisture from the skin (similar to how cotton and bamboo can wick water). However, if you have an allergy to sheep’s wool, you may want to avoid alpaca.
Sheep’s wool also has tiny, microscopic scales on the outside of each strand which can catch on your skin and feel prickly. On the other hand, alpaca fibers are smooth and therefore don’t cause any skin irritation.
Alpaca is breathable
Alpaca fiber is breathable, meaning it can transfer sweat and vapor away from your body. This allows for a healthy and comfortable night’s sleep.
Sheep wool has tiny microscopic scales on the outside of its strands, and these can catch on your skin and cause it to feel prickly or itchy. On the other hand, alpaca’s strands are smooth and fine, meaning they feel more like cashmere on your skin.
Unlike sheep’s wool, alpaca does not contain lanolin which can hold dust and microscopic allergens that can trigger allergies. It also does not need to be chemically cleaned, resulting in a product that’s gentler on your skin, your environment and the alpacas themselves.
Alpaca is lightweight
It is important to remember that this duvet inner is made with 100% alpaca wool, so you aren’t buying a synthetic product. The weight of the material is very different from a synthetic one.
Alpaca fibers are very fine and have a small diameter. This makes it a wonderfully soft and luxurious texture.
The fibre is incredibly insulating and warm. This means that it can keep you warm during cold weather, and cool during the summer.
It’s also a fantastic natural fabric because it’s hypoallergenic, antimicrobial, and flame-resistant. Plus, it is very lightweight and breathable, making it ideal for bedding.
Alpaca is warm
Alpaca is naturally hollow which means it traps a lot more warm air than sheep’s wool. This results in superior insulation, keeping you cosy even when it’s cold outside.
Aside from being naturally temperature regulating, alpaca is also moisture repellent and breathable. This makes it the perfect choice for those who like to stay cool in the summer and warm in winter.
It’s also hypoallergenic and lanolin free, making it the ideal choice for those with allergies. Its wicking properties allow it to absorb your body’s sweat and transport it away, keeping you dry and smelling fresh all night long!