Alpaca wool experts

With our DSV office in Arequipa, Peru, we have positioned ourselves as experts in the handling of alpaca wool to markets all over the world.

With the opening of our DSV office in Arequipa in May 2013, we have positioned ourselves as experts in the handling of the luxurious alpaca wool from Peru to markets all over the world. As such, our special textile department attended the recent Alpaca Fiesta fair, the most important textile fair in Peru, dedicated to the whole productive chain of the alpaca fiber.

"In Peru we can take advantage of our local, specialized knowledge as well as the global DSV network of offices. There is no corner of Earth where we do not have colleagues who work with local markets and regulations on a daily basis. They will ensure a safe and trouble-free onward transport for your goods," says Rosa Bustamante, Managing Director of DSV Peru.

The advantages of Alpaca

Alpaca fleece has many advantages - similar to sheep’s wool, it is warmer, not prickly, and bears no lanolin, which causes fewer allergic reactions. It is also soft, luxurious and surprisingly flame-resistant. No wonder that many clothing manufacturers as well as discerning consumers love all things alpaca.

Arequipa in the middle

Arequipa is the second most important city in Peru and a strategic connection hub with the south of the country. The cities of Puno, Cuzco and Arequipa produce 80% of the alpaca fiber in the world. The southern Andes of Peru are also the home of vicunas, llamas and guanacos whose wool can be used in the garment industry.

Alpacas resemble small llamas and are a domesticated species of South American camelids. They graze in herds on the level heights of the Andes of southern Peru, northern Bolivia, Ecuador, and northern Chile.

Contact us for more information about transport of alpaca wool and textiles