About Australian Alpaca Fleece Ltd
The Australian Alpaca Co-operative Ltd was established in March 1995 under the Victorian Co-operatives Act 1981. It was a breeder driven organisation, which on behalf of its members created products manufactured and designed in Australia using Australian grown alpaca fibre. The Co-op rose to a membership of nearly 1000 alpaca growers. The organisation was heavily supported by its members, who also bought a lot of the early products and supplied fleece, which enabled the Co-operative to start experimenting with a number of the early classing categories. This valuable R & D work set the foundation for the Co-op being able to approach commercial strategic partners to include alpaca products in their ranges and sell nationally to the traditional retail trade.