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Alpaca and Alternate to Cotton

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KENNEWICk, Wash--  It's not even Thanksgiving, but some people are already gearing up for the start of holiday shopping.

That usually means clothes.  But instead of cotton, have you ever thought about alpaca fur?  Those interested had a chance to shop for alpaca products as well as meet the animals.

It was part of the fourth annual alpaca holiday bazaar.  You're probably asking what's the advantage of alpaca fur?  We asked that very question.  

"Alpaca is softer than cashmere and it is warmer, lighter and stronger than wool," Nikki Griffith, owner of an alpaca farm.  "Those are the benefits of the fiber itself."

Griffith says it was a good turnout.  But the real treat, of course, was seeing the kids play with the alpacas.