Quintessence, The Global Alpaca Company, Vertically Integrated!
Quintessence Alpacas was founded by Maria Herlinda De La Garza with the mission “To produce, export and promote at a global level, the alpaca breed as the livestock of the future”.
To achieve her mission, Maria Herlinda created the first Center for Genetic Improvement and Advance Reproduction of Camelids in Chile, located in the heart of the Aconcagua Valley in the V Region.
Quintessence is to date the only vertically integrated global alpaca company in the Industry.
This family business is dedicated to the breeding and exporting of the Alpaca breed as well as to the designing and distribution of the finest fibers in the world with a special emphasis in Alpaca.
QAI was the first in the American Alpaca industry to develop a company dedicated to the production of 100% alpaca fashions. After 20 years, it continues to be rated among the finest in quality and design. Quintessence has been invited to participate in renown Alpaca fashion events around the world.
QAI Genetics in the Wold
Our alpacas are recognized for their perfect conformation and the extreme softness of their fiber.
Among our herd we have alpacas with microns as low as 13 mc (vicuna microns), and through the years we have achieved a micron average in our herd of 18 mc.
This great achievement gives our products a competitive advantage: The natural softness for which we are recognized at international level. WE BREED THE CHAMPIONS SO YOU CAN WIN THE RIBBONS!
Quintessence Alpacas is recognized worldwide by experts, partners and customers alike, for its commitment to genetic quality, color diversity and for the supreme finesse the QAI alpacas possess.
Quintessence is proud to state that many of the largest and most successful farms in Europe have started with our genetics.
In the USA our customers are some of the most famous and renowned farms and breeders of the Alpaca industry. Mike Safley of North West Alpacas and Mike Tieney of Maple Broo
The Glorious Fibres Mill
Indulge in the Softness of the Quintessence Fibres.
The years have gone by and many things have happened at Quintessence, but we have never lost focus. Our main goal was and is to produce quality fiber that is processed homogenously in order to obtain the true softness of natural alpaca fiber.The Glorious Fibers Mill will process fine fibers that at the moment go unprocessed in our local area.
Quintessence, The Global Company
Quintessence is the only company to have exported alpacas of high quality from Chile to more than 15 countries around the world.
Among our achievements we have the fist export from North America to Europe. The largest export of fine white alpacas to Poland and the largest export of camelids in history from Chile 1200 alpacas. But our proudest achievement is our low micron herd with mc as low as 12.8 microns.