Appalachian Gear Company is dedicated to creating top-quality, unique outdoor apparel – made up of 100% Alpaca wool – with an unwavering commitment to ethics, people, and the environment.


We came up with the idea to utilize Alpaca Fiber as we were brainstorming ideas for performance fabrics with less environmental impact than polyester and nylon. We also wanted a fabric that would improve upon the benefits and production methods of Merino wool.

The primary challenge in developing the All-Paca fabric – a lightweight 100% Alpaca fiber fabric with no harsh chemical processing and no synthetic fibers blended into it - was that this type of fabric had never been successfully produced in a form that could be used for performance fabric or active wear. There was no blueprint to guide the way.

It took us 3 years of researching, purchasing machinery based on a hunch, and experimenting with the entire process. We had to customize the fiber specification, yarn specification, machinery set-up & procedures, and even numerous individual pieces of the machinery we had purchased. Each time we thought we had it mastered, another barrier would present itself. We thought we were defeated many times, but we finally succeeded and are proud to introduce All-Paca to the world.

Kings Mountain, NC
Year Founded

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