How to Care Alpaca Clothes
The appeal of alpaca material is found in its soft, fluffy and smooth feel and texture. Its lustrous and durable fiber is used for fine quality coats and sweaters. The basics for keeping the garment in its finest condition for a long time is home care by brushing and steaming. You can keep it from deteriorating by regular care such as brushing off dust and applying a steamer after wearing it.
Dry cleaning is also possible depending on the item, however, this should be avoided as much as possible. Cleaning methods employing special solvents such as petroleum in order to remove stains may take away the oil content of the fiber, so there is a risk of spoiling the moist texture peculiar to alpaca. One way to care for the collar and sleeves where stains are especially conspicuous is to devise ways of styling so as not to allow your skin to directly come in contact with them.