Fibres animales

fibres animales


The alpaca wool, native to the Andes highlands, has a hollow wool fiber that is very heat insulating while being very light in weight. The alpaca wool is warmer and more wear-resistant than sheep’s wool and on touch it resembles cashmere.


The Angora fiber, obtained by shearing Angora rabbits, offers softness to the touch, lightness, good humidity absorption and incomparable warmth.


The cashmere fiber issued from the Cashmere goat’s fleece differentiates itself from other fibers by its extreme softness, its exceptional insulating qualities, its attractive appearance and its limited availability. Today, cashmere occupies a very special place in the luxury industry thanks to its exceptional qualities and its relative rarity.


The best quality camel hair is obtained from Bactrian in Mongolia. Their long fur serves to protect them from the hard winters in that region. The camel fibers have interesting thermal insulating and antistatic qualities. The fleece from baby camels is extremely fine and soft.


Animal hair is obtained from the tail of horses or cattle. By nature, it is very resistant mechanically and has remarkable thermal and humidity conditioning characteristics. The hollow fibers help transfer the humidity away from the body thus assuring a pleasant overall sensation.


The physical structure of wool allows evacuating humidity thus reducing perspiration significantly. Wool does not retain odors and has interesting thermal insulating characteristics. Because of its composition, wool is more fire resistant than many other fibers and it produces considerably less smoke in case of fire. NTP offers a wide selection of wool types and origins.


The source for Mohair fiber is the Angora goat from Asia Minor. Soft and silky, it is a fiber with both great thermal regulation ability and exceptionally light weight.


Product of the silkworm secretion, silk fiber is a very noble material. It is mechanically strong, soft, extremely flexible and very light at the same time. It has very good thermal regulation characteristics, which make silk a very good insulator. Its fineness and other characteristics make silk one of the preferred fibers of the luxury textile industry.


Yak wool, obtained from the yak (domesticated wild ox from Central Asia) is an alternative to cashmere thanks to its exceptional fineness and softness. Yak wool has excellent thermal insulating characteristics.