Iris Alpaca is a family-owned business with a love of Alpacas. We traveled the world to bring you the best quality fiber.
In 2005, we put our hectic New York City lifestyle behind and moved to the rural, peaceful community in upstate New York. Shortly after, we began meeting with local Alpaca farmers and quickly fell in love with these amazing people and their animals.
We traveled all over the USA to attend Alpaca fiber shows and championships, met a lot of enthusiasts among farmers and breeders. Along the way, we learned of the many benefits that Alpaca fiber has and decided to start our business of selling the best quality Alpaca blankets available. Not surprisingly, our search ended in Peru where Alpaca fiber has been manufactured for centuries. But the blankets did not sell very well, so we decided to start making clothes for kids out of this luxuriously soft and warm fiber. Apparently this was a great idea.
We also wanted to help our local American farmers and are selling various Alpaca products manufactured right here in the Catskill Mountains region. That is not a mass production and each scarf and mitten is made with love and pride.
Our products make great gifts for your loved ones!