Our Manufacturers

Alpacas produce some of the softest fiber on the planet. Unlike sheep's wool, it contains no lanolin, making processing much cleaner and more efficient. Alpaca fiber comes in 22 natural colors. River Hill Ranch collaborates with a wonderful variety of textile manufacturing companies and small business artisans which take our raw materials and help us produce many of our high quality and unique alpaca products at an affordable cost- to make our business more sustainable, our inventory more diverse, and our luxury products more readily available to the average consumer. Learn more about our manufacturers below.

 
New England Alpaca Fiber Pool

New England Alpaca Fiber Pool

High Quality Locally Grown Alpaca Products, Clothing & Home Goods

Alpaca fiber, one of the world's greatest natural fibers, is grown by thousands of alpaca farms across the USA. By working together & pooling their fiber, farms are able to bring a wide variety of finished clothing and accessories to market, reaching the widest possible audience, at the highest profit margin on the fiber they produce.

 
Akuna Matada Suri Alpacas

Akuna Matada Suri Alpacas

Genuine Alpaca Hand Sewn Leather Bags, Purses, and Accessories

Welcome to Akuna Matada Suri Alpaca Ranch, we breed and raise Suri Alpacas, on Redlands Mesa, in the fertile North Fork Valley of Western Colorado. The goal is for our alpacas to have uniform, dense and grade appropriate fleece for a U.S. commercial market.

 
 
New Era Fiber

New Era Fiber

 

Mill Spun Yarn, Knitted Garments and Accessories

New Era Fiber specializes in processing Suri and Huacaya alpaca fleece into luxurious, eco-friendly yarn and garments. The soft and light feeling of our products is the result of our commitment to carefully managing every step of our manufacturing process to ensure product excellence while keeping the environment in mind. All our products are sourced and produced in the United States.

 
 
Salt River Mills, The North American Suri Company

Salt River Mills, The North American Suri Company

Mill Spun Yarn, Knitted Garments and Accessories

The North American Suri Company, using the Salt River Mills label, offers a variety of Suri blended yarns and patterns to Local Yarn Shops.  Our yarns and designs showcase the elegance and sophistication of Suri  in everyday garments - "Luxury Yarns for Every Occasion"

 
Kentucky Royalty

Kentucky Royalty

High Quality Locally Grown Alpaca Socks and Hats

Alpacas are sheared once a year. The shearing process does not harm the animals. We buy the raw alpaca fleece directly from family farms across the nation. The fiber is shipped to our facility in Springfield Kentucky where it is then sorted into colors and staple length, graded and washed without harsh chemicals. It is then knitted into socks and beanies and felted into hats here in the US.

 

One-of-A-Kind Felted Garments and Wearable Art

My creations are one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable art.  Each piece is made on the FeltLOOM- a magical machine developed in Sharpsburg Kentucky on Lan Mark Farm.  They are mostly made out of alpaca fiber from my own herd and then trimmed in beautiful goat and sheep locks I get from fiber farms in our beautiful USA.  Each piece is dyed in studio by me and unique.  My creations are ethereal, yet earthy- what I think is a rare melding of the two.