Huacaya Alpaca Pillow – Hypoallergenic
We’re proud to handcraft this pillow in our Beloit, WI factory. Our Alpaca pillow uses Huacaya alpaca fleece (softer than cashmere), sourced from local and family-owned Ames Alpaca Acres in Harvard, IL.
This organic cotton cover is harvested here in the United States. This pillow is all-natural, hypoallergenic, and sustainable.
Huacaya Alpaca Pillow Features
Our Huacaya alpaca pillow is all-natural and made of Alpaca fleece which is naturally fire-resistant and chemical-free. Our pillow contains no chemicals, dyes, or bleach.
- Covers are organic cotton harvested here in the United States
- The fleece and covers are biodegradable and can naturally decompose in the soil.
- All natural Huacaya Alpaca fiber
- Organic U.S. Cotton
- Moisture Wicking
- Temperature regulating
- Naturally fire resistant
- Chemical free
Benefits of Our Huacaya Alpaca Pillow
Did you know that Alpaca fiber is softer than cashmere?
The structure of the alpaca fiber allows for moisture wicking and temperature regulation to help keep you safe and comfortable for a good night’s sleep.
- Alpaca pillows are hypoallergenic and all-natural, which is excellent for anyone with allergies.
- The fiber produced by alpacas has a hollow core that deters dust mites, the leading cause of allergies and asthma in the bedroom.
- Alpaca fleece also contains no lanolin or grease, unlike sheep’s wool.
- We do not use chemicals during any part of crafting these pillows.
Are alpaca pillows good?
We certainly believe so. Alpaca fleece is estimated to be 30% warmer than the wool from most sheep breeds. Alpaca wool is lighter, stronger, and more resilient than wool. It’s also great for anyone looking for a hypoallergenic pillow, as alpaca fleece does not contain lanolin or grease like the wool from sheep.
Is alpaca wool suitable for pillows?
Alpaca wool is softer than Cashmere and has superb moisture-wicking and thermal regulation to keep you comfortable. This combination helps you experience better sleep. We encourage you to invest in our Alpaca pillow if you have allergies.
Can you wash an alpaca pillow?
Do not wash or use warm water on your Alpaca pillow. We recommend placing your pillow in the sunshine for a few hours.
What is better, wool or alpaca?
Alpaca has advantages over wool because it does not contain lanolin or freeze like wool. It offers extra hollow space in the fiber for greater thermal capacity, allowing warm air to fill the textile.
What is the difference between Huacaya and Suri alpacas?
Suri alpacas are rarer and more expensive, producing longer cylindrical locks resembling dreadlocks. Huacaya alpacas are more affordable and create crimpy, dense, curly, and softer wool for pillows.
Care Tips, the Do’s and Dont’s
- Gently fluff your Alpaca pillow and flip it every so often to revitalize the natural alpaca fibers and allow them to breathe.
- During the first few weeks of use, the natural fibers in the pillow will compress and conform to your sleep habit; then, it holds its shape for years.
- You may see some natural shedding, like down features that sometimes poke through the fabric covering, which is entirely normal.
- To protect your pillow, use a natural fabric pillowcase and protector.
- Place your pillow in the sunshine for a few hours to clean, rejuvenate, and deodorize the natural fibers.
- Refrain from washing or using warm water on your pillow as it will felt your fleece and ruin the pillow.
- Keep your Alpaca pillow out of the dryer.
- 1-Year Manufacturer Warranty
- All accessories can only be returned to The Beloit Mattress Company if they are new, unused, and in the original packaging. Shipping would be at the customer’s expense unless there were damage or an error on our part.