Saco River Dyehouse
Suri Paco is affiliated with the Saco River Dyehouse, a mid-scale commercial dyeing operation. The Dyehouse is organically certified under the Global Organic Textile Standards and focuses primarily on skein dyeing of all fibers. Soon to be added to its lines of services are cone dyeing. In Sept. a small stock dyeing operation began.
Contact: Claudia or Ken Raessler for more information involving production dyeing.
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SuriPaco Farm was started by Ken and Claudia Raessler in 2000. Previously situated on 25 acres in North Yarmouth, Maine in Dec. of 2012, the farm moved its herd to an alternative location and centralized its fiber operations in an old textile mill in Biddeford, Maine where the farm is also responsible for operation of mid-size skein dyeing operation. Since inception, SuriPaco has focused "solely" on Suri alpacas and has continuously followed the tenet to "breed" up. Over the years we have participated and placed at most national shows including the Futurity and AOBA Nationals. Actively breeding is one of the treasures of the Torbio line, SuriPaco's Tormenta, a full Acccoyo son who settled his first females in the summer of 2011 and has cria on the ground at SuriPaco and Little Giddings Farm in Minnesota. As a herdsire, Torbio offers density, locks, luster and conformity and we are expecting great things from him. In breeding, we follow fiber statistics and skin density biopsy results.