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Meyla Bianco Johnston, with husband Jared Johnston, owns and operates Alpaca Culture, based in the United States in the northernmost part of the state of Idaho. Alpaca Culture presents news and information about the alpaca industry through Alpaca Culture magazine, website, videos and social media.
As Copy Editor/Writer at Alpaca Culture magazine, Meyla is dedicated to learning from experts in the field and distilling their knowledge into articles read by the alpaca community and the curious public at large.
The articles in Alpaca Culture magazine are purposely designed to be informative, well researched and visually arresting with high quality art photos. In addition, topics range from articles directed to breeders such as alpaca health and husbandry to pieces that appeal to a wide range of readers. Alpaca Culture hopes to bring alpaca, alpaca fiber and alpaca textiles to the forefront of popular culture.
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Alpacas actually evolved in North America. They made their way to South America over a land bridge during an ice age. Alpacas were domesticated from wild vicuñas.
The human population recently surpassed seven billion, putting even more pressure on world resources. By 2050, it is expected to reach about 10.5 billion individuals. Clearly, vigilance and novel solutions to environmental stressors are essential for survival.
Alpaca fibre is one of the most incredible natural fibres known – it is soft, durable and great to wear. Perhaps the most remarkable aspect of alpaca is the fact that it is still not a familiar choice for the majority of consumers.
With enormous eyes, a sweet nature and abundant, super soft wool, there is no question alpacas are charming animals, made even more appealing by the fact that they are relatively uncommon in the world at large.
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