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3 Easy Steps of Alpaca Socks Care - Washing Instructions

We often get asked,












"What is the best way to care for Alpaca Socks?"

"How do you care for alpaca socks?"

"How do you wash alpaca socks?"

"Can I wash alpaca wool?"


It is pretty easy to care for alpaca socks. 

superwarm alpaca socks superwarm alpaca outside  American traveler alpaca socks  

Our top selling line, the Choice Alpaca Products Footwear line is specifically designed to be not only warm and comfortable but also easy maintenance. But these rules apply to pretty much all alpaca socks. 

Here are the steps to care for alpaca socks:

  1. Turn them inside out  - this will keep wear off the visible outer portion of the socks
  2. Wash in cold or warm water with regular laundry. It's best if other items which could pull on the socks are not in the same load.
  3. Dry on low or even air dry. Alpaca wicks water, it does not absorb it.  You'll be amazed how quickly they'll dry just sitting out. 

With these alpaca sock care instructions you should enjoy your soft, warm and breathable alpaca socks for a long time! 

See our diverse selection of Alpaca Socks Here.

-Brian, PurelyAlpaca.com 

p.s. For more tips, see our alpaca FAQ.


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December 03, 2018

Burrrr - Winter has arrived at Purely Alpaca

OMG I woke up this morning and my phone said it was 36 degrees!  YIKES!

Thankfully I am wearing alpaca!  Lots and LOTS of Alpaca!  Good thing I know where to get amazing alpaca products.

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How to care for alpaca clothing

How to simply and safely care for your fine alpaca clothing.

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What's Paula Wearing? Alpaca of course!

We ride motorcycles a lot!  In all kinds of weather.  

Tomorrow we are going on a motorcycle trip to Big Bear, California.  The high is supposed to be 52 degrees.  BUT I wont be whining!  What I will be doing is wearing alpaca!  Lots and LOTS of Alpaca!  Good thing I know where to get amazing alpaca products.  :)

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November 23, 2018

Alpaca for Outdoors Sports and Activities

Alpaca is the Natural Choice for comfortable performance gear for the cold weather outdoors enthusiast for outdoors winter sports and activities such as:


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November 23, 2018

Icy Weather Fishing Guide Using Superwarm Alpaca Socks

Bob D., an extreme conditions outdoors guide, tries out our Superwarm Alpaca Socks as he guides a hearty group in a cold weather fishing trip to Wilson's Creek in NC and Paint Creek in TN.

Here are a couple of images I took...I have a few more that are coming  from my buddy's camera for you too Brian...Socks worked great... The water was about 34 to 37 degrees...air temps were 19 or so.

Rained and sleeted while we fished for a couple of days....I have a couple of shots of myself in the water fishing to near the tops of my wader boots....This will give you an Idea of the nature of the cold we are withstanding to enjoy this sport during the late fall, Winter and early spring months.

Bob D. fishing guide, testing alpaca products Supply store for outdoorsman on fishing trip, wearing alpaca socks 
Choice Alpaca Brand Superwarm socks in mix of natural fiber products for icy fishing trip Wearing alpaca socks makes fishing in waders in icy waters tolerable

Bob is a regular sporting guide and is working with us to test products and develop new lines for the outdoorsman who appreciates the warmth and comfort of natural alpaca.

Alpaca is an excellent choice for the sportsman looking for comfort, warmth, breathability, moisture wicking and even fashion in a natural product. If you have ideas as to what would make the ideal alpaca item for your adventures, do please drop us a line. We ENJOY developing new uses for alpaca and would welcome your message. 

Stay tuned for more to come from Bob and his outdoor "alpaca enhanced" adventures.  Try a pair of the Superwarm Superheavyweight alpaca socks!



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