Alpaca love! It’s time to show your love for alpacas on their World Day, celebrated every year on September 26th!
This day was initiated in 1997 to honor these unique animals and their contribution to the world. Alpacas hail from the Andes mountain range in South America, where they have been raised by indigenous peoples for centuries.
At LiliWarrior, we love all animals, but we have a special affinity for the alpaca!
Hence our stunning organic cotton sweatshirt with a beautiful alpaca design, super soft and comfortable.
Here’s one at 4000m altitude with our founder, Valerie Orsoni, wearing the NoExcuse technical t-shirt (100% recycled).
They come in a variety of colors and have incredibly soft wool that is used for clothing and other textile products. Whether you’re an alpaca enthusiast or just appreciate them from afar, join us in celebrating Alpaca Day!
One more because it’s hard to resist… here’s our beloved alpaca with Valerie Orsoni wearing HAPPY LIFE (totally out of stock), our very first LiliWarrior outfit!
Want to learn more about the alpaca? Well, here you go:
The alpaca is a domesticated mammal native to the highlands of South America, notably from Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Chile. A cousin of the llama, it’s best known for its soft and luxurious wool, often transformed into various textiles, such as sweaters, scarves, and blankets. This wool is not only hypoallergenic but also provides excellent insulation.
Alpacas are medium-sized, usually measuring between 80 and 100 centimeters in shoulder height, and weighing between 50 and 70 kilograms. They have a long neck and a characteristic head with paddle-shaped erect ears. Their coat can vary in length and color, ranging from white, beige, brown, black, and all the shades in between.
Docile and smart, alpacas are often raised in herds and are primarily used for their fiber. Besides their wool, they’re also appreciated for their calm behavior and curious personality. Unlike llamas, which can be used as pack animals, alpacas are rarely used for transport or work, being primarily valued for their precious wool.