— The Openherd Team

The Abbey Alpacas

Quality, Excellence, and a Passion for Alpaca

Jennifer White
.Glencoe, MN 55336
612-910-1457
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Alpacas 101

Did You Know?


  • Alpaca is 7 times warmer than wool!

  • It is softer than cashmere!

  • And is hypoallergenic and naturally moisture wicking!

One of the world's most luxurious fibers, it is prized for its unique, silky feel.

These rare and amazIng animals lived in extremely high elevations, with cold climates and harsh conditions where other domestic animals could not survive.  They developed a coat with microscopic air pockets that yield a high insulation value for lightweight but extremely warm garments.  This cashmere-like fleece has long been known as the "Gold of the Andes".  For thousands of years in the Peruvian highlands, this fleece was reserved for Incan Royalty only.  

The Abbey now offers this wonder fiber to you!

Our online store offers scarves, gloves, hats, socks, and more.  Many of our products are hand knit and crocheted in Minnesota using the yarn made from the fleece of The Abbey Alpacas!  Let the Little Sisters and Brothers of the Abbey wrap you in warmth and luxury.  

Never Fear Winter Again!

Visit our online store.  Free shipping within USA.