Originally from South America, the Alpaca is quirky animal with wonderfully soft and warm fleece. The hollow core of the fiber traps up to seven times more heat than sheep's wool, while it's breathability keeps you from overheating. The fiber is naturally smooth and lanolin free, so it doesn't need the same chemicals as sheep's wool, and Alpaca eat only the tops of grass, making it more ecological than cashmere. The finest grade of fleece, known as Baby Alpaca, rivals cashmere in its softness. It comes in 20 different natural colors, from white, to beige, to dark brown, to black.