Guanaco fabric is a soft, luxurious wool fabric. It comes from the Guanaco animal, which is similar to the llama. The texture of the fibres is difficult to differentiate between. The colour varies only slightly from a light brown to a dark cinnamon colour. Parts of the animal are also a white colour. The Guanaco animal has two layers of fur, a coarse outer ‘guard’ layer and the undercoat which is much softer and comparable to cashmere. This fabric originates from South America and has similar properties and end uses to that of Vicuna (llama) and Cashmere.

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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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