Alpacas are members of the llama family whose ancestral home can be traced to South America. Their fleece has been cherished for its natural warmth and softness as far back to the Incan civilization. Alpaca wool is ideal for bed duvets & comforters because it is lightweight, absorbs moisture, and breathes naturally to keep you dry and comfortable. Alpaca organically grown wool is naturally hypoallergenic and does not harbor dust mites and their allergens that can cause asthma and allergies. Alpaca is softer than cashmere.