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Comparing our Alpaca socks to wool. 
Wool (from Sheep
including Merino)
Everyone knows that wool makes a warm sock. It's been available and used for a long time. But there have been some new developments recently in the USA market that you should be aware of.  Namely Alpaca Wool     

​         Here is how wool compares to Alpaca.
       Alpaca Wool
Good
Best
             Reason
Lb for lb Alpaca is 3 times warmer than wool or smartwool.  Alpaca fibers are hollow, the hollow fibers accounts for it's exceptional insulation abitity.
     Alpaca is one of the warmest fibers on earth!
Better than most fibers like cotton 
High
 Low
             Reason
Against your skin 
(including your feet) wool  has a high prickel, itch factor. 
Because Alpaca is finer and smoother than wool it does nor itch and does not need to be treated to be itch free.
Warmth
Itch Factor
Hypo-
allergenic
No
Yes
Sheep wool contains oils and lanolins that can cause allergic reactions.
             Reason
Alpaca does not contain any oils or lanolins that need to be washed out or treated. 
 Imported
Some wool is domestic but most is imported, Mainly from Australia and New Zeland
Our socks are made in the USA by our national copprative from Alpaca fiber that is produce on member farms in the USA.
Yes
No
             Reason
Extreme Alpaca Socks
Regular length
Extreme Alpaca Socks
Boot length
Extreme Alpaca Socks
Ankle length
Comfort 
Factor
Low
High
Wool is generally coarser and rougher than Alpaca. Some types are treated in an effort to make then softer.
             Reason
Alpaca is one of the finest and softest natural fibers in the world. it does not need to be treated.
Most wool socks are color dyed
Color
dyed
Yes
No
Although Alpaca can be dyed the same as wool, our Extreme Alpaca socks are not. They use the natural color variations of alpacas to blend the yarn for our socks.
             Reason

Alpaca Wool
An Eco-Friendly
renewable Resource

 Alpaca 
Trekker Socks

Strength,
Durability
good
exellent
Wool wears well..
Alpaca fibers are up to 5x stronger than wool. It holds up to wear much better than wool.



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Alpaca is by far the best choice for Warm, Comfortable, itch free socks!