These lovely alpaca throw blankets are made in the USA by Pendleton Woolen Mills from alpaca wool grown in the USA. Here is some information about alpaca wool from the Alpaca Blanket Project-
FACT: Alpaca is lighter than sheep's
wool, so you don't have to have a product
that's heavy and bulky.
FACT: Alpaca is 7% stronger than
sheep's wool, for a product that can last for
FACT: Alpaca is warmer than sheep's
wool because its fibers have hollow cores,
like polar bear or camel hair, which acts
like an insulator by holding in your natural
FACT: Alpaca is hypoallergenic, because
the hairs do not have the sharp barbs of
sheep's wool that can prick and introduce
allergens into your skin.
FACT: Alpaca fiber does not contain
lanolin, so it doesn't have to be chemically
treated during processing.
FACT: Alpaca naturally will not absorb
moisture, making products essential for
FACT: Alpaca resists pilling and
abrading, for products that will endure for
* As certified by Gaston Textile College, NC, 2009