1000 Flowers for the Planet - #582 Choose Alpaca
In light of pressures on the environment created by demand for cashmere (Flower #581) this Flower suggest you choose alpaca instead. Alpacas, a South American animal, have become a modern farming choice in many countries around the world. The animals are easy to care for and provide a beautiful soft fibre that is pleasant to wear. Alpaca farming is popular, and as the yield from an alpaca is greater than cashmere, the product is less expensive and more readily obtained.
Still, when making your purchasing choices, ensure the fibre has come from responsible farming practices with animal welfare the main concern.