FIBER REFINEMENT – The first step is the manual sorting that starts right after the fiber is collected. This process requires skilled workers in order to sort the fiber of different qualities and colors which are around 22 different natural shades that Alpaca and Lama hair provide. After sorting, industrial process of washing and scouring starts, with the use of soap and frosted methods, in order to prepare the raw material to be carded. Carding and combing process removes all short fibers, and prepares the fiber for spinning.