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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Swift Wicking Alpaca Running Socks (Video) - Alpacas of Montana




Made to move with you.

A sports sock designed to endure high intensity athletics with you and provide the smoothest, coolest ride. Created with your movement and comfort in mind.
  • Comfort Control: Moisture-wicking socks for dry, cool feet that need to move. Arch band and ankle tabs keep socks in place throughout the day.
  • Movement Support: Extra cushioning without the bulk where you need it most.
  • Built to Last: Reinforced toes and heels for additional durability as running socks for women and men.
  • Less Ouch: Achilles ankle tabs eliminate rubbing on the shoe and blistering.
  • Fabric: 42% Alpaca, 33% Acrylic, 23% Nylon, 2% Spandex
  • Care: Machine wash and dry. 

  I just got back from running several miles in rain and slush and had to write. Once again, I was amazed at the warmth and cushion of my alpaca running socks, even though my shoes were soaked. I've pounded pavement, trail and stair master and usually work up quite a sweat. My feet, however, never feel damp, never blister and seem to enjoy every step when I wear these socks. They are the best running socks I've ever had. And, after months of use and many washings, they show no signs of wear ~ none.  Thank you! Steve. G



Size Chart
Shoe SizesWomenMen
Small 5-8.54-7 
Medium9-10.58-9.5
Large11-1210-12
X-Large
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12.5-14





We are an alpaca farm with 150 quirky alpacas, 10 enthusiastic employees and thousands of amazing alpaca products. After 15 years of experience, we offer hand crafted alpaca products from local knitters, crocheters and weavers - including hats, scarves, blankets as well as high-tech alpaca socks and fabrics. We also sell composted alpaca manure as a rich fertilizer. Alpacas of Montana is a fully vertically integrated alpaca farm and we love designing high quality alpaca products.
 

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Baby Alpaca "Marco" enjoying being 2 days old - Video


Alpacas have a 11.5 month gestation, so when they are born they are ready to go in about 30 minutes.  Give them 2 days and they are full on playful and fun.  Watch Marco handing out with him mom Pogo and enjoying life in every way.






We are an alpaca farm with 150 quirky alpacas, 10 enthusiastic employees and thousands of amazing alpaca products. After 15 years of experience, we offer hand crafted alpaca products from local knitters, crocheters and weavers - including hats, scarves, blankets as well as high-tech alpaca socks and fabrics. We also sell composted alpaca manure as a rich fertilizer. Alpacas of Montana is a fully vertically integrated alpaca farm and we love designing high quality alpaca products.
 

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Alpaca Shearing - Cutting up our herd 6 minutes at a time - Alpaca Video



Each year, around the beginning of June, we need to shear our alpaca crew for the Summer. This helps them stay cool in the Summer and we can continue to make Socks, Hats and other products.



First, the "Blanket" is shorn off - where a saddle would go on a horse.  These are call "Firsts". This is the softest of all the fleece which will make hats, scarves and blankets.  Then the "Seconds" are sheared, which is the neck and legs to be turned into socks.  Last, the "Thirds" from the belly and chest will be made into felted soles and Laundry Dryer Balls.

The entire process takes about 6 minutes.


Here are a couple of quick videos from this year's alpaca fleece harvest:









We are an alpaca farm with 150 quirky alpacas, 10 enthusiastic employees and thousands of amazing alpaca products. After 15 years of experience, we offer hand crafted alpaca products from local knitters, crocheters and weavers - including hats, scarves, blankets as well as high-tech alpaca socks and fabrics. We also sell composted alpaca manure as a rich fertilizer. Alpacas of Montana is a fully vertically integrated alpaca farm and we love designing high quality alpaca products.