UK Alpaca have announced some changes for the 2019 season. Please kindly note the following:
FLEECES OLDER THAN 18 MONTHS WILL BE REJECTED
We are not able to take in fleeces that have been in storage longer than two years. That is, only the current year and the preceding year are acceptable. Our experience tells us that moths really like alpaca fleeces, more so than wool, and that fleeces older than this are likely to have been got at.
FLEECES NOT IN CLEAR PLASTIC BAGS WILL BE REJECTED
This makes for easier handling and colour sorting prior to classing. Paper based sacks and non transparent plastic based bags (such as used feed bags) cannot be accepted.