See how luxurious alpaca fibers are created
Millions of alpaca roam the hills of Peru, where 80 percent of the world's alpaca fiber comes from. The fiber, which is sheared from the animal yearly, is soft and hypoallergenic.
After the fiber is shorn from the alpaca, it's cleaned and turned into yarn, which is eventually sold to factories that produce thousands of pieces of clothing in the US, Japan and Germany, among others.
"I'm super happy to be able to work with this fiber, to take it to the world in expositions, fashion shows," Jenny Duarte, a Peruvian designer told the Associated Press.
Alpacas are adorably goofy -- and it's not a facade. They have a sweet disposition and don't bite, scratch or kick.
Take a look at the photos above for an in-depth look at the creation of the perfect alpaca fiber.
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