With the black edition of Eco Puna, Amano® aims to support the Andean communities in the breeding of alpacas with pure black ﬁber in an effort to re-establish this population, which has dropped dramatically to the point that it accounts for only 0.07% of all alpaca ﬁber.
Eco Puna Black supports the Yanapaco (Black alpaca) program, which seeks to provide incentives for the production of alpacas with pure black fibre for the purpose of recovering this population. The Yanapaco program is part of the Pacomarca Sustainable Alpaca Network.
Eco Puna in Quechua (The native language of the Incas) means natural mountains of the Andes. The alpaca has the widest range of natural colors in the world, including pure black. Eco Puna Black represents Amano®’s strong desire to preserve this unique strong black color.