Many of the products made with alpaca fiber/yarn have their own care/washing/drying instructions attached. However, for those items without tags describing their care, it is suggested it be treated as follows:

1.  Gently hand wash in a sink of warm water with a few drops  of Dawn (dish washing detergent).

2. Rinse gently with warm water.

3. Never wring or rub fabric.

4. Lay flat to dry.

5. Every 8 to 10 washings it is recommended to soak your garment in warm water with a few drops of hair conditioner for 30 minutes or so. Then repeat steps 2 - 4.

6. Store your garments lying flat in a drawer or on a shelf.

Unlike wool, alpaca fiber does not have lanolin which holds odor, dust and dirt. Therefore, the frequency of washing your garment(s) is reduced.

​Proper care should provide years of use and enjoyment of items made with alpaca.

Care of Alpaca Products

Land Run Alpacas

Updated April 2018.