Alpaca is a natural hair fibre obtained from the Alpaca sheep, a domesticated member of the llama family. The fibre is most commonly used in fabrics made into dresses, suits, coats, and sweaters. Also imitated in wool, wool and alpaca, rayon, mohair and rayon or cotton and a cotton warp and alpaca filling also synthetics e.g. orlon. Fine, silk-like, soft, lightweight, and warm. It is very rich and silky with considerable lustre and resembles mohair. If guard hairs are used, it is inclined to be beardy. It is strong and durable. Alpaca is found in white, black, fawn or grey. The fibres are less coarse than those of the llama but are higher in tensile strength.