The Bible quotes that John the Baptist wore clothes made of sheep skin and leather hide in his time. The shepherds wore sheep skin to keep them warm in the cold nights. Even so today knitted garments are an essential for countries that go through a season of winter and must be sold at reasonable prices to ensure affordability and availability. As such, the demand is high for breeding fleece producing animals. Fleece producing animals are reared / bred in cold climatic countries as New Zealand, England, and United States of America.
The sheep wool is the most famous animal bred for skin, but the Alpaca, similar to a Llama though smaller in size is also bred in the United States to take its wool to make sweaters, jumpers, mitts, gloves, scarves, hats and also bedding. The soft fiber of the wool ensures the comfort in wearing and keeps the body warm.
The result of an eager search, with a sigh of relief
When there is higher purchase power, people would tend to look for comfort and quality in purchasing garments. As such, for woolen and knitted items the search is for soft, silky yet warmer and not prickly clothing for comfort and ease.
In the search for a sweater well suited and perfect for you could be a daunting task at times. A sweater which is soft as cashmere yet woolly to the touch, has a high thermal capacity to keep you warm during the chilly or wintry days, does not prick you or have an itchy feeling to it, the fiber is non allergic, has a natural earthen colour that you desire the most. Then you see the sign that reads Alpaca wool for sale!!! The bystanders will hear your sigh of relief. The price too is quite reasonable and you walk home with the right purchase which brings great satisfaction. You have now purchased an item that even the royalty wear.
Research for most suited garment material
Textile studies teach the different aspects of material used to make a garment. Each sample item is thoroughly tested in labs to ensure when yarn is spun it is suitable for the skin, to wear and if it gives the sought result of comfort. They also research if the natural colours contained in the fiber can be kept as it is and if it also can be dyed to the trending colours. It is important to research and grant approval for the textile industry to use such material for producing garments and ensure that global ISO standards for are maintained across the board.