In the history of fiber, Vicuña is recognized among the finest fleeces in the world… so incredibly fine and soft that only Incan Royalty could wear it. North American Paco-VicuñasTM are selectively bred for the best fiber traits of their wild vicuña ancestors.
Comprehensive data collection allows helps our member farms accomplish luxury fiber breeding goals of 13-17-micron fleeces, at least a yearly 3-inch staple, regardless of animal age. Some of the measurements we analyze are fineness, staple length, fleece weight, and curvature.
Temperament & Aspirations
By selecting for the expression of vicuña fiber characteristics and physical traits, we have been able to produce animals with an increased vigor at birth, improved maternal instincts and protectiveness; as well as superior fiber growth rates and early maturity.
To create luxuriously soft products, items made from North American Paco-Vicuña™ must exhibit uniform grade, fineness, micron count, and staple length. Yarn, roving, bats, and other items made of PV must state fiber content, country of origin, and manufacturer or business that markets/handles the fiber on the label.