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Alpacas A to Z from Norlander Alpaca Socks

Alpacas A to Z from Norlander Alpaca Socks

September 6th, 2017

A is for Alpaca. Alpacas are our favorite animal and where we get the superior fleece in Norlander’s exceptional Alpaca Socks. B is for Breeds. There are two breeds of Alpaca- Huacaya and Suri. Huacaya are fuzzy like a teddy bear and make up 90% of the Alpacas in North America. C is for Cria. Baby alpacas are called…

Norlander Alpaca Socks and The Perfect Alpaca Fiber Blend

July 19th, 2017

Norlander Alpaca Socks are the best alpaca socks for camping, hiking, skiing and extreme sports. Socks made from a blend of alpaca fiber are the best for looks and longevity. Norlander Sock Company uses the best blend of natural alpaca and other materials. 100% alpaca fiber socks are not durable and lose their shape and…

Norlander Alpaca Socks are the Perfect Summer Socks

June 2nd, 2017

Lightweight Alpaca Socks are perfect summer socks! Alpaca fleece has natural properties that makes it ideal for summer weight clothing like alpaca socks. Alpacas are native to South Americans Andes where they live around 16,000 feet above sea level. Due to their native environment, alpacas have to adjust to extreme temperature changes. Alpaca fleece is the…

Why not 100% Alpaca? Norlander Alpaca Socks are the best blend around!

May 16th, 2017

Norlander Alpaca Socks are made of a blend of natural alpaca and synthetic fibers for a very good reason. 100% Alpaca Socks would not be machine washable or keep their shape. Norlander Sock Company wants your socks to be machine washable and look great after multiple wearings. In order for our wonderfully soft and strong Alpaca…

Alpaca versus Wool. Why is Wool so Itchy?

April 25th, 2017

The human foot has thousands of nerve endings which is one of the reasons why feet are such a tender body part. Those nerve endings mean itchy socks can be practically unbearable for those with sensitive skin. Norlander’s Alpaca Socks are made with natural fibers that are not itchy like wool. Sheep’s wool and Alpaca…

Alpacas’ Spring Haircuts

April 10th, 2017

Shearing alpacas is the basis of creating Norlander Alpaca Socks. Our Alpacas are relieved of their winter coats every spring which provides the fiber used in our socks but is also essential to the well being of the animals. Alpacas grow very thick winter coats which is perfect for their native, mountainous habitat but would make them…

Alpaca Socks for Hunting, Fishing or Hiking

March 23rd, 2017

Norlander Alpaca Socks are great for outdoor activities like hunting, fishing or hiking because of alpaca fiber’s unique characteristics.  Alpaca fiber is hollow and very fine; this means it has optimal insulation but is a breathable fiber which is ideal for socks. Alpaca fiber is three times warmer than wool but hypoallergenic and not itchy…

Therapeutic Alpaca Socks for Diabetes

March 10th, 2017

Recently, we’ve had increased orders for heavyweight alpaca socks from clients who suffer from diabetic neuropathy in their feet. Good foot care practices are important for people with diabetes and word must be getting around that alpaca socks’ thermal qualities are ideal for those who suffer from chronic foot problems. Peripheral neuropathy, which affects feet and hands,…

Norlander Socks Give Back

February 21st, 2017

Alpacas are herd animals; they do not like being alone.  They make excellent companion animals and have lovable dispositions. Within their herd, alpacas feel secure and content from supporting each other. Like alpacas, Norlander Sock Company also likes to support others and help our “herd”. We learned charities who work with people who are homeless are…

Why are Norlander Alpaca Socks the world’s best socks?

February 3rd, 2017

Norlander Socks are made with alpaca fleece which is considered one of the most luxurious fabrics in the world. The alpacas are shorn once a year for their valuable fleece which is perfect for creating textiles like socks (the Alpacas are not harmed during this process- it is just a haircut!). Norlander Alpaca Socks are…