Fleece Services Directory

Fleece buyer directory

Alpaca Fibre Network Australia 

AFN(Aust) was set up in 2013 by a group of Alpaca breeders from around Australia spear-headed by Annette and Keate Woodgate in Victoria and Kerry and Jolyon Porter in South Australia.  The group operate on a not for profit basis so that as much of the return from fleece sales as possible is paid to the grower.

As the name implies, this is a network of alpaca breeders who are working as a team to supply a raw product in a consistent and sustainable way. To help with these goals it is imperative that all breeders abide by the motto of “Breeders helping breeders” to ensure the workload of collecting and classing is not left to a few.

AFN(Aust) has collection points established in Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. www.afna.com.au

Annette and Keate Woodgate   0419550826


The operation is set up as a depot shed for the purpose of lot building targeting the wider commercial market.

Unless by prior arrangement all fleece is to be delivered to depot by the grower.  We expect mainline fibre to be supplied individually bagged. We only accept fleece bulk classed by prior agreement.




Alpaca Gear is a fleece collection and classing service –  “promoting best practice in the journey from paddock to product”. Our focus is to promote best practice in the fleece harvesting process, by providing training in shearing and fleece collection techniques, and by offering classing and marketing options for growers to sell their clip.

Individual fleeces are accepted for classing on a consignment basis.  All fleeces are micron tested and classed by a registered AWEX Wool and Alpaca Classer.  When a classed line of fleece is sufficient to fill a pressed bale, that bale is then offered to market.

Fleeces may be delivered to our collection depots at Kin Kin (near Gympie), Lismore and at our classing facility at Dalveen (near Stanthorpe).


Australian Alpaca Fleece Ltd. (AAFL)

AAFL  purchases whole alpaca fleece:

Huacaya & Suri


  • White,
  • Light Fawn and
  • True Black


  • X-Fine (75% of the Fleece Under 22 Microns)
  • Fine (60% of the Fleece Under 22 Microns)s
  • Medium (10% of the Fleece under 22 Microns)

Classed Alpaca Fibre – Baled

Huacaya & Suri


  • White,
  • Light Fawn and
  • True Black


  • XFine (average 19 microns)
  • Fine (Average 22 microns)
  • Medium (average 26 microns)

AAFL receives alpaca fleece at the warehouse in Sunshine West Vic.Selected fleece lots are sold to processors in New Zealand and  Peru. Other fleece lots are sold to customers in Australia and overseas.


Tel: 03 9311 0933


Australian Alpaca Yarn / Alpaca Ultimate

Fleece purchased buyers of well skirted Huacaya up to 28 micron on a sliding price scale in 2 micron increments on a grid test. 
Fleece is processed into high quality yarn. 

130 Davis Lane, Yass, NSW, Australia, 2582 


Ph: 02 62273158 

Australian Speciality Fibres

European fashion have sought to increase the of profile of exotic fibres in their collections. A focus on sustainability in fashion and the importance of quality garments (as opposed to fast fashion), has been driving this trend.

Australian Speciality Fibres has access to a worldwide network of customers through its association with Fremantle Wool Trading. Commencing trading in 2021 Australian Speciality Fibres is actively sourcing alpaca and mohair from Australian producers.

Growers can contact John Bradbury on 0418 926 899.

Cashmere Connections Pty Ltd

Purchases all types of alpaca fleece. Visit our web site for information. Contract dehairing and top making services also available. 

Actively developing markets for all fibre types, so will accept and pay for all alpaca fibre. Cashmere Connections is paying for transportation of alpaca fibre from designated transport depots around Australia to Bacchus Marsh. 

4 Osborne Street, Bacchus Marsh, VIC, Australia, 3340 


Ph: 03 5367 4222  


Tailored Strands

Fleece purchasedFrom cria to 28 micron fleece used for knitting yarns, garments, wraps, shawls, accessories. 150kg+ per colour preferred but all quantities considered. 
Service providedWholesalers of alpaca knitting yarn and products. 

Tailored Strands, Showroom 120 Ewan Charlesons Rd Allendale Victoria 3364


Ph: 03 5345 6169 

The House of Alpaca

6 Sowerby St, Goulburn, NSW, Australia, 2580 


Ph: 0409 986 235  


The Scotch Group

The Scotch Group is a collection company committed to collecting alpaca fleece, both Huacaya and Suri of all microns and colours.

Scotch Group collects and supplies Australian alpaca fleece for use in end products from high-end fashion, furnishing, duvets, carpets and more. For a pricing list, consignment form and further details, please contact Andrew Munn on 0408 410 281

The Rare Yarns Company (NZ)

Fleece purchasedAll colours, up to 24 microns. Usually 300kg lots or bigger. 
Service providedWe process into knitting yarn, blankets, shawls, throws. We sell wholesale. 

PO Box 190, Takaka, New Zealand 


Ph: +64 3 525 7335 


Waratah Alpaca Fibre

Waratah Alpaca Fibre is a member-owned co-operative of Australian alpaca farmers supplying some of the world’s finest alpaca fibre to both Australian domestic and international export markets. Through collaborative farming, Waratah Alpaca Fibre can provide alpaca fleece producers with reliable markets for their fibre and maximise producer returns from the sale of this luxurious fleece.

To assist with collection several members have volunteered to act as collection points all over NSW with advertised collections days. Interested fleece producers should contact Mick at Waratah to discuss drop off times at any of these collection points. These include

  • Mudgee Region – Ravenswood Alpacas – 2272 Queens Pinch Road, Meroo, NSW, 2850
  • Queanbeyan, ACT Region – Boston Fine Fibres , Burra Creek, NSW , 2722
  • New England Region – Green Gully Alpacas, 89 Bretchs Lane , Kentucky South, NSW, 2354
  • Southern Highlands Region – Coolaroo Alpacas, 471 Woodlands Road, Mittagong , NSW, 2577

Interested parties can download the Co-op’s membership form from its website at www.waratahalpacafibre.com.au. The current price list can also be found on the website or by emailing Mick Williams at waratahalpacafibre@gmail.com  

Ph: 0407 407 618 

Fleece processor directory

Adagio Mills

Orange, NSW, Australia, 2800 


E-mail: nadine@adagiomills.com.au  

Alpaca Fibre Barn

190 Hildebrand Road, Cottles Bridge, VIC, Australia, 3099 



Aussie Alpaca Mills

Aussie Alpaca Mills

Location: Hawkesbury, NSW

Website: www.aussiealpacamills.com.au
Email: info@aussiealpacamills.com.au
Phone: 0492 885 629

Australian Country Spinners

Textile Ave, Wangaratta, VIC, Australia, 3676 


Ph: 03 5721 2111

Boston Fine Fibres

Queanbeyan, NSW, Australia, 2620 


Ph: 0417 497 940

Cashmere Connections

Bacchus Marsh, Victoria 


Ph: 03 5367 4222

Fibre Naturally

3 Hunt Rd, Macclesfield, VIC, Australia, 3782 


Ph: 0407 729 227

Humminghills Alpacas

216 Carool Road, Glen Innes, NSW, Australia, 2370 


Ph: 07 5590 7745

The Fibre of the Gods

716 Bindi Bindi Road (P O Box 1244), Toodyay, WA, Australia, 6566 


Ph: 08 9574 5577

Pocket Farm Fibre Mill

Brian Donovan

email info@pocketfarm.com.au

In the first half of 2022 this new fibre mill is set to open in Southwest Queensland. This will be the first commercial scale mill installed primarily for alpaca fibre in Queensland and the first commercial mill in Australia that has reasonable capacity dedicated to servicing the alpaca industry.

The mill can fully process raw fibre to yarn and can supply additional services including knitted products and carpets.

The mill will purchase fibre, or process the fibre to semi-finished products, yarn or retails products such as knitted wear and carpets/rugs.

They are happy to take email enquiries, offers to sell fibre and requests for information now.

This is a family owned business which will do all the processing in Australia.

This mill will



Fibre Testing

New England Fibre Testing Service

Tim Beaumont

Walcha NSW
Ph: 02 6777 2122 / 0428 772 746



Australian Wool Testing Authority (AWTA)

Australian Wool Testing Authority (AWTA)

Geelong Office:
Ph: 03 5277 9842

Melbourne Office:
Ph: 03 9371 2100

Micron Man

Jo and Wayne Marshall
PO. Box 1423, Bibra Lake WA 6965
Ph: 08 9418 1733
E: micronman3@gmail.com
W: www.micronman.com.au

Riverina Wool Testers Pty Ltd

12 Cheshire St, Wagga Wagga, NSW 2650

02 69251407


Southern Tablelands Fibre Testing

Kim Cartwright
Thalaba Downs, Laggan 2583
Ph: 02 4837 3210
M: 0427 373 211


Australian Alpaca Fleece Testing (AAFT)