Everything You Want to Know About Alpaca Quilt

Posted by Danny 28/12/2016 1 Comment(s)

Everything You Want to Know About Alpaca Quilt

 

What is Alpaca fleece (Alpaca fibre) for Alpaca Quilt?

 

Alpaca fleece is the natural fibre harvested from an alpaca. It is a soft, durable, luxurious and silky natural fibre. Alpaca fleece is similar to sheep’s wool, it is warmer, hypoallergenic because it does not has lanolin, and it is not prickly.

 

Alpaca fleece is made into various products, from very simple and inexpensive garments made by the indigenous communities to sophisticated, industrially made and expensive products such as suits.

 

Alpaca fibre structure?

 

Alpaca fibre is similar in structure to sheep wool fibre. Its softness comes from having a different smoother scale surface than sheep wool. Fibre diameter is a highly inherited trait in both alpaca and sheep. The difference in the individual fibre scales compared to sheep wool also creates the glossy shine which is prized in alpaca.

 

Alpaca fibres have a higher tensile strength than wool fibres. In processing, slivers lack fibre cohesion and single alpaca rovings lack strength. Blend these together and the durability is increased several times over.

 

The alpaca has a very fine and light fleece. It does not retain water, is a thermal insulator even when wet and can resist solar radiation effectively. These characteristics guarantee the animals a permanent and appropriate coat to protect against extreme changes of temperature. This fibre offers the same protection to humans.

 

What is our Alpaca Quilt material?

We have taken a filling of 100% “Soft Gold™” Alpaca wool and masterfully encased it in our specially designed Luxor Cotton™ fabric to create a quilt that is at the very pinnacle of comfort, softness and warmth. This quilt offers the ultimate, first class bedding experience.

 

100% Australian Alpaca Quilt!

 

Woolcomfort is a 100% Australian owned and operated business with the highest levels of production standards and quality control. All of our Alpaca Quilts and alpaca quilts are made in Australia.

 

Where are the Alpaca Quilts manufactured?  

 

Our Alpaca Quilt factory is located in 193-197 cumberland hwy, Smithfield NSW 2164. Our Alpaca Quilts are manufactured in Sydney locally, supporting Australia local wool farmers.

 

What is the advantages of Alpaca Quilt?

 

Alpaca fleece is highly valued for its softness and fineness. Its qualities for use in bedding is unmatched by any other fibre.

 

  • Hollow fiber, warmer for equal weight: It's simply the warmest all-weather friendly fiber. Alpaca fibers contain microscopic air pockets, providing great insulation and keeping you warm during the winter. These same air pockets allow for outstanding breathability, thus keeping you cool in the summer. A high-quality light sweater made from Alpaca wool can keep you warmer than most heavy jackets and more comfortable than many a cotton sweatshirt.
  • Weight: Those same microscopic air pockets help to reduce the weight of Alpaca fibers, making Alpaca fabric almost as light as air.
  • Stronger (per same fineness): Alpaca wool fibers are fine, lightweight and silky. Yet this luxury fiber has great strength and durability. With proper care, high quality Alpaca apparel can be an heirloom passed down through the generations
  • Softer, less itchy and irritating to the skin.
  • Naturally hypoallergenic - Alpaca is free from dander and lanolin which causes allergic skin reactions in some people.
  • Alpaca will stay cleaner longer because it is lanolin-free and does not hold dust.
  • Less shrinkage (washable)
  • Resists acquired odors (odors dissipate overnight)

 

What is our Alpaca Quilt Sizes?

 

Our Alpaca Quilts have 6 sizes available to suite everyone’s need,

  • Single size Alpaca Quilt is 140cm x 210cm,
  • Double size Alpaca Quilt is 180cm x 210cm.
  • Queen size Alpaca Quilt has 2 dimensions: 210cm x 210cm and 200cm x 230cm.
  • King size Alpaca Quilt also has 2 dimensions: 240cm x 210cm and 240cm x 220cm.

 

The Alpaca Quilt sizes comparison table is below:

 

Size:

Dimension:

 
 

Single

140cm x 210cm

 

Double

180cm x 210cm

 

Queen

210cm x 210cm

 

200cm x 230cm

 

King

240cm x 210cm

 

240cm x 220cm

 

 

 

What is our Alpaca Quilt Weights?

 

Quilt thickness or density is measured by 'gsm' (grams per square metre). The thickness of the filling and the type of filling determine how warm the quilt is.

Our Alpaca Quilt has 350gsm, 500gsm and 700gsm available for each size.

 

How to care an Alpaca Quilt?

 

Wool is a natural fibre that requires gentle care to maximize its longevity. Alpaca Quilt should never be exposed to high heat for more than a few minutes.

 

Wool should be aired regularly. All of our Australian Alpaca Quilts are easy to care for. Wool does not attract dust like feather and down. Simply air your Alpaca Quilt maintain loft and freshness.

 

How to store an Alpaca Quilt?

 

  1. Before put your Alpaca Quilt into storage, make sure your Alpaca Quilt is clean before storing. Any food scraps or stains need to be removed prior to storage as these tend to attract insects as their own food source.
  2. Wash your hands. Your body oils will transfer to the fabric as you prepare your Alpaca Quilt for storage. Either wash your hands and dry thoroughly or wear a pair of cotton gloves.
  3. Fold your Alpaca Quilt. This will enable you to place it inside a protective cover and then place on a shelf or other storage space. However, it is a good idea to use acid-free paper between each layer of the quilt to protect it from staining and creasing, and wherever the folds are, stuff these with crumpled acid-free paper to prevent the holds from becoming too permanent.
  4. Place the folded Alpaca Quilt inside a suitable protective cover.
  5. Things NOT TO DO when storing a Alpaca Quilt
     

    * Direct Sunlight
    * Direct or close heat
    * High temperature or high humidity
    * Acidic surfaces
    * Do not use moth balls

  6. Put the Alpaca Quilt into a closet, or anywhere that is dark.
  7. Deter insects by adding some sort of repellent.
  8. Remove the quilt from storage periodically.

 

 

Alpaca Quilt and Health

 

Alpaca Quilts is naturally hypoallergenic - Alpaca is free from dander and lanolin which causes allergic skin reactions in some people.

 

 

Alpaca Quilt Safety

 

Alpaca fibre is flame resistant. Alpaca fiber is also water-resistant, but it can wick away moisture because of its unique ability to mimic cotton in moisture regain.

 

Buy Alpaca Quilt

 

You can buy Alpaca Quilts from Woolcomfort Online Store Directly: http://woolcomfort.com.au/shop/quilts/alpaca-quilts/

 

Or, you can visit Woolcomfort Sydney Local Alpaca Quilt factory at: 193-197 cumberland hwy, Smithfield NSW 2164

 

Or, contact us via the phone: (02) 8711 2916

 

 

 

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Danny Liu:
29/12/2016, 09:12:33 PM, www.ozwiseweb.com
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