The U.S. Alpaca Fiber Council was formed from a dynamic and unconventional meeting of the minds. In 2016 the Alpaca Owners Association held a meeting with U.S. based alpaca manufacturing to discuss strategies for moving alpaca fiber into the supply chain. What resulted was a council of U.S. manufacturers focusing on U.S. grown, U.S. made Alpaca goods. It was clear from the beginning that the U.S. Alpaca Fiber Industry was in its infancy and infrastructure was required to move this wonderful natural resource from the fields into the hands of Americans. These stakeholders understood the opportunity of being at the ground floor of this very exciting industry, agreeing to work collaboratively on a sustainable and efficient U.S. Alpaca supply chain.