Hi all, In my research investigating alternative natural alternatives to down as a fill for an UQ (way too expensive for me here in Aus), I have come across a few articles on alpaca fleece. It is apparently comparable to goose down in insulating qualities yet is lighter than wool and less prone to compression than wool but compacts like down.
I can get alpaca fleeces locally from a farmer who has a couple of pet alpacas and is selling full fleeces for about $10 each! I plan to buy a couple and try them out. Even if they aren't as good as all that they are a great alternative to down for the price.
Has anyone had any experience dealing with alpaca fleece?