In late October DSV exhibited at the Alpaca Fiesta which is celebrated in the city of Arequipa, Peru every 4 years. It is the most important event in the Alpaca industry as it gathers everyone from the entire value chain from breeding to fashion in one place. And customers from countries all over the world participate including Italy, USA, China, Japan, Korea, Germany, Denmark, Australia and Finland.
“It was very important for us to participate in this event which involves everyone in the trade from breeders all the way through the value chain to the fashion industry,” says Rosa Bustamante, Managing Director, DSV Peru and continues: “We have an entire department dedicated to the logistics involved in transport of alpaca and vicuna wool to destinations worldwide.”
DSV opened its office in Peru several years ago and has specialised in the handling and transport of not only Alpaca wool but also vicuna and cotton textiles.
Exhibiting at the Alpaca Fiesta is essential if you are working with the alpaca industry, so of course DSV was there.
The advantages of Alpaca
Alpaca is similar to sheep’s wool, but it is warmer, not prickly, and bears no lanolin, and thus causes fewer allergic reactions. It is also soft and luxurious in addition to being flame-resistant.
The Peruvian cities of Puno, Cuzco and Arequipa produce 80% of the alpaca fibre in the world. In addition to alpacas, the southern Andes of Peru are also home to vicunas, llamas and guanacos whose wool are also used in the garment industry.
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