The use and value of a fleece or lot of wool is affected almost as much by the distribution of the individual fiber diameters as the average fiber diameter or grade. The more uniform the individual fibers are in diameter, the more valuable.
Alpaca are woolly mammals related to camels and llamas. These herding animalslive in the western South Americain grasslands and scrub at altitudes from 12,800to 15,000 feet . Young alpaca are called crias.Alpacas have a life span of about 15 - 20+ years. Some alpacas make a humming sound; whining, grumbling, clucking, and other assorted sounds are used by alpacasto communicate. Spitting is used by alpacas, probably as a sign of dominance, fear,or warning.
Qiviut, pronounced kiv-ee-ute, is one of the finest natural fibres obtainable. Qiviut is the downy-soft underside wool from the arctic musk ox - oomingmak - umimmak in Greenlandic.Eight times warmer than wool and extraordinarily lightweight, Qiviut is one of the finest natural fibers known to man.
The musk ox, also known as Ovibos moschatus, is an ancient species of arctic mammal currently found in remote areas of the far north, including Greenland, Alaska, Canada and Siberia. During the Pleistocene, musk ox wandered across the Bering Land Bridge to populate North America with the likes of the woolly mammoth, saber-toothed cat, and giant ground sloth. They provide us with Qiviut fiber.
Each of the fiber types has its unique properties.Based on these properties we decide the usage of a particular type of fiber for a specific use.For example,Nylon is a synthetic fiber, known for its strength, elasticity, toughness, and resistance to abrasion, has commercial applications including clothing and carpeting.Cotton fiber consist of a single long tubular cell. Its length is about 1200-1500 times than its breadth. used for making clothes.It has wide variety of use in Apparel industry to