Osita Fabric

This multicolored, exclusive Silpaca combines the natural, undyed colors of three of our alpacas, Tivo (silver grey), Sambra (bay black) with accents of Cinnamon (the name of our gorgeous brown spice colored girl). We named after our sweet pup Osita, whose soft fur has these same hues. In this handfelted fabric, the colors swirl throughout.

Because of the combination of three alpaca colors, each fabric piece is unique. The Osita Coat, pictured, was our entry into the Western Design Conference in 2015, and made using the heavier (yet still lightweight) outerwear weight of this fabric. The Osita Vests are made from the innerwear weight and are perfect for indoor wear.

Innerwear weight:  $37/yard
Outerwear weight: $54/yard

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Description

We hand make all Whispirit alpaca fabrics right here on our alpaca ranch from animals we raise here, too. All fabrics are made by a needlefelting process, during which we combine washed and carded natural alpaca (75-80%) and merino wool (20-25%) into a unique and lovely textile. Most of our fabrics are handfelted into a very sheer silk (Silpaca) or cotton (Copaca) gauze. We also add embellishments of silk, wool, and other natural products to create the looks we like.

Alpaca wool is a natural fiber that looks and feels luxurious. Alpaca fibers are equally, if not more, durable than fiber from sheep or goats. Though less expensive than cashmere, alpaca wool had a higher value than precious metals like silver or gold to the Incas of Peru.

Alpacas come in range of more than twenty naturally gorgeous colors, from inky black to warm chestnut and snowy white, and their wool is lofty, soft, and warm. The alpaca’s environmental footprint is much smaller than a sheep or cashmere goat, and thus sustainable. And if you’ve ever touched felted fabric created from alpaca wool, you know that the texture, loft, softness, drape and lightness of alpaca makes it ideal for most climates and uses.

Please remember that the colors pictured might not be identical, because each alpaca’s color is truly unique. So, if the exact shade of color is important to you please send us a note at [email protected] to request a picture of the exact fabric you’re interested in.

Contact us at [email protected] to have us make a custom fabric for you or to discuss ordering wholesale. We offer wholesale pricing with the purchase of ten yards or more, including orders that combine fabric to reach 10 yards.

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Fabric Weight

Innerwear weight, Outerwear Weight

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