Volume 1 – Issue 1 (June 2012)


The State of the Industry:

This informative issue lays out the structure and organization of the industry alongside articles about the history of alpacas and its remarkable living ancestor, the vicuña.

In this issue:

Alpacas and People: From Pre-History to Today and Into the Future

The First Export of Alpacas: From South America and the Journey Toward Registries

Points of View from Experts in: Fiber, Textiles, Retail, Design and Breeding

Alpaca Registries and Breed Organizations: Assessment, Organization, Cooperation and Unity

The Unbroken Circle: International Groups that Benefit Alpacas and the Human Populations that Depend on Them