As the Natural Fibre Centre & Testing Laboratory (NFC & TL) are no longer in existence the following is to be used for information only that alpaca fibre industry is an important component in ensuring the ongoing viability of the Alpaca industry in Canada. Unified, quality management of the fibre being produced is essential if the alpaca fibre industry is to develop and prosper. The goal is continuous improvement in the quality of alpaca fibre produced in Canada for national and international markets.
The Canadian Alpaca Industry Fibre Harvesting Code of Practice (Code of Practice) is intended to provide clear guidelines to alpaca producers, shearing contractors, and shearing shed staff with regard to best practices for alpaca fibre shearing, clip preparation, and fibre sorting and grading standards for processing. By following these guidelines, growers can ensure that they obtain the maximum value for their clip each year by meeting the needs of the fibre processors and textile manufacturers.