Huarizo is the hair from an animal that is the cross between an Alpaca and a Llama. The end result is a fibre that is coarser and therefore less desirable to the textile manufacturer. The fibres produced are longer than both the Alpaca and Llama fibres. Huarizo Fabric is a knitted fabric, and it is usally blended with other fibres, such as polyester. Like many other hairs, Huarizo has a natural crimp, meaning that it has a natural elasticity, it is breathable and warm. The fleece of the Huarizo animal is very fine and it is this that is generally used for garments, such as knitwear.

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Written by Kelly Mitchell

Kelly Mitchell, extremely competent and reliable, she is currently in her third year at the University of Lincoln UK, studying Fashion. Kelly is responsible for the Fabrics, Fibers and Leathers sections of our Dictionary

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