Proudly made in New Zealand from New Zealand Alpaca this range is sustainable, non-allergenic, odour and mildew resistant and lighter than wool. Alpaca boasts one of the highest moisture wicking properties of all natural fibres. Wicking and absorbing moisture are two different things. Wicking is when the fibre transports moisture away from its source to the outside of a fabric where it is able to evaporate. Wool and cotton are very absorbent but have lower wicking properties than Alpaca. Alpacas lack the natural body oils produced by most animals and therefore the fibre is odourless and naturally non-allergenic. The fabric has a distinct kiwiana feel with the New Zealand Silver Fern pattern embossed in white on the 400 thread count sateen fabric.