Australian Alpaca Fleece Limited | Fleece
Australian Alpaca Fleece Ltd designs and creates alpaca fleece products in Australia using Australian grown alpaca fibre. Our membership of nearly 1000 alpaca growers supplying fleece.
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Fleece

Fleece General Information


 

AAFL Fleece Purchasing Prices

For current pricing information, please contact AAFL.


Selling to AAFL – Key points

AAFL buys either classed or unclassed fibre in all colours and quantities for more information Download Selling to AAFL key points.


Fleece Handling Manual

Fleece Handling Manual (Revised October 2010).


Services offered by AAFL include:

  • Fleece classing.
  • Helpful tips and education by qualified classers.
  • Acceptance of all fleece types and colours.
  • Working together with the Fleece Liaison Officers and growers to actively source fleece and assist with transport concerns.
  • New and Second Hand fleece wool packs and plastic bags for the packaging of fleece after shearing.
  • Research and development of the Australian Alpaca industry both nationally and internationally.
  • Fleece workshops (by request).
  • Payment to growers for fleece end of the month following classing valuation.
  • A supply chain that focuses on communication to fleece growers.
  • Come and visit the AAFL Fibre Handling Centre and Retail Store in Sunshine, Victoria.

From raw fibre to premium clothing: the journey of Australian alpaca fibre at AAFL

 

Each Spring and early Summer alpacas are shorn, and this noble fibre begins its 12 to 18-month journey to become a garment or homeware product, traveling thousands of kilometres to find specialized hands to become a textile wonder.

Alpaca fleeces are collected and sent to AAFL, where the fibre is valued for payment to growers. It is then normally pressed into bales to be sent to manufacturers.

At the new showpiece environmental Incalpaca mill at Arequipa, alpaca fibre goes through a classing process where expert hands separate the raw fibre into several different categories according to micron ranges, colour variation, handle and softness, etc. After classing, the transformation process starts: alpaca fibre will be washed and later carded and spun into yarn to be either woven or knitted to become a garment or homeware product – and then returned to AAFL with an Australian Alpaca Connection label.