The Alpaca Shop
The Alpaca Shop Ltd is a family run business and runs alongside Butlers Farm Alpacas. We specialise in anything and everything made with alpaca fleece and fibre, as well as products about alpacas. We design and make products from our own fleece, we stock other UK made alpaca products, and we work with our Peruvian suppliers to bring fairtrade alpaca goods to the UK. We sell products direct to the public (UK and Internationally) and we also wholesale products to other retailers.
The Alpaca Shop Ltd has multiple channels for selling alpaca products, through our online shop, as well as telephone and postal ordering. At Butlers Farm Alpacas in Essex we showcase our products, and we attend Fairs and events to offer our products.
Known as ‘the fibre of the Gods’, alpaca fibre is superfine and supersoft, it is also hard-wearing. As there is no lanolin in alpaca it is suitable for allergy suffers. The constitution of the fibres, being very different to sheep’s wool, means that it doesn’t hold moisture but allows it to evaporate – this ‘breathability’ helps it be temperature reactive – warm in the winter, cool in the summer – a very clever fibre!
Alpacas are sheared once a year and great care is taken so as not to distress the animal or damage the alpaca wool. Their wonderful fleece is then sorted and separated into different grades and colours. The different grades of fibre are then used for making various products; the finest is spun into beautifully soft yarns and used for knitting and weaving; the courser fibre is used for the stuffing of things like duvets and pillows.
The alpacas are cared for with love and are provided with a healthy diet and natural environment and are not harmed in any way.
We are a member of the British Alpaca Society (BAS).
For further information please contact info@TheAlpacaShop.uk or call us on +44 (0)1277 896565
Born from one person’s passion for animals & people…
Liz is the founder of Butlers Farm Alpacas and The Alpaca Shop. She is the fountain of all alpaca knowledge. We miss her so much, but her passion for alpacas and alpaca products keeps us very hard at work. Thank you, Liz!
Liz’s love of animals keeps us busy in other ways too. Rescue cats, hedgehogs, ducks – you name it. At Butlers Farm it can feel like we are the personal butlers for the animals and definitely not the other way around!
We welcome visitors but please do contact us to make an appointment as we may be busy pampering one of the animals 🙂