At Little Valley Farm we are very excited about the changes to the Australian Alpaca Industry.
The Italian fleece buyers have been around for many years buying Australian fleece, now China is on a growth path as they are starting to appreciate the quality of our Australian fleece and genetics. We can thank the Australian Alpaca Association for helping with this growth.
Over the years, there has been an increase in family run mills across Australia. We have used a small mill to clean our fleece and make our own alpaca yarn knitting balls. We also work with a local artisan in the Wollombi Valley to hand spin our yarn. You can see our products for sale online here.
We have made pillows, cushions, bed throws, a scarf, a beanie and a super warm and heavy winter quilt for us to use. Its heavenly!
We will send our next batch to the clever people at Adagio Mills who are based in Orange. Our shearing day is booked for 13th October 2018.
We recently purchased two top fleece girls and one super stud to change our genetic and fleece structure at Little Valley Farm. With the new fleece, we will start to produce 'slow-fashion' which is 'sustainable fashion' made by family owned businesses in Australia.