Suri alpacas have unique fibre characteristics different from Huacaya alpacas. Their fibre is extremely fine and soft, hanging in long, lustrous locks with no crimping. It grows parallel to the body and may be either flat or twisted.
Suri fibre is highly sought after in the fashion industry and by spinners and weavers. It is very like cashmere, With a silky touch. Though lightweight, it is exceptionally Warm and durable and can easily be blended with wool and silk, This type of alpaca is very rare, however. As an example, sufi’s make up only about 10% of all the alpacas present in North America.