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Ciudad Blanca Cardigan

Price: $149.00 Sale Price:   $48.99

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The Peruvian city of Arequipa is known as La Ciudad Blanca, The White City, due to its colonial-era buildings made from volcanic rock. This UNESCO World Heritage site is also a capital of alpaca wool production. Artisans in Arequipa knit our richly patterned, thigh-length cardigan using a jacquard loom and dozens of warm shades of soft baby alpaca wool. Single button closure at the top. Unlined. 100% baby alpaca.


Made in Peru. 100% baby alpaca. Women’s sizes S (4–6), M (8–10), L (12–14), XL (16–18), XXL (20).


Hand-wash or dry clean.


Indigenous people in South America have raised alpaca for its fleece for thousands of years before Europeans learned about the animal and exported alpaca fiber to Spain in the 16th and 17th centuries. Today this domesticated animal is bred throughout the world, but its native habitat is the Andean Altiplano: Ecuador, southern Peru, northern Bolivia, and northern Chile.


Descended from the wild vicuña, alpaca resemble a cross between a llama and a sheep. Its fleece is similar to sheep's wool, but is usually softer, less prickly, and has minimal lanolin content, making it virtually hypoallergenic. Its extreme warmth, relatively light weight, and natural resistance to water make alpaca wool an ideal fabric for the frigid winters of the Andean Altiplano. These qualities have also led to a rise in the use of alpaca fiber in outdoor gear and active wear, although it is also easily spun into a fine enough yarn for use in suits and other dress wear.


Most alpaca products can be treated as you would an object made of sheep's wool—hand-wash using a mild soap and lukewarm water, or dry clean—but check the tag or manufacturer's instructions for specific instructions.


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Ciudad Blanca Cardigan
 
4.2

(based on 5 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

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60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great color (5)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Comfortable (3)
  • Soft (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual wear (5)
    • Travel (4)
    • Layering (3)
    • Work (3)
      • Chest Size:
      • Feels too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        80% 

        (4 reviews)

        Feels too big

         
      • Sleeve Length:
      • Feels too short

         

        Feels true to length

         

        60% 

        (3 reviews)

        Feels too long

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Practical (4), Stylish (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes (3)

    Reviewed by 5 customers

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    5.0

    Accurately described.

    By Woolie

    from Ozzie

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Great Color
    • Lightweight
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Cold Weather

      Comments about Ciudad Blanca Cardigan:

      I gave this to a co-worker to wear in our cold office. She likes the collar and it works well with or without the button. I get to see the pretty colors every day as she wears it all morning, and was very happy to get it. I am glad I gave it to her. It is a very flattering fit.

      • Chest Size:
      • Feels true to size
      • Sleeve Length:
      • Feels true to length
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      sizing runs small,order one size larger,

      By jan

      from cleveland, Ohio

      About Me Classic, Comfort-oriented, Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Flattering
      • Great Color
      • Lightweight
      • Soft
      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Poor Fit
      • Sizing Is Small

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Every Day Casual
      • Travel
      • Work

      Comments about Ciudad Blanca Cardigan:

      love the colors and soft feel

      • Chest Size:
      • Feels too small
      • Sleeve Length:
      • Feels true to length
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Half truth

      By Tavolga

      from Vancouver, BC

      About Me Practical, Stylish

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Great Color
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Thin Fabric

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Layering
      • Travel

      Comments about Ciudad Blanca Cardigan:

      Cardigan looks good, but the description of the item does not indicate that it was machine knitted and just cut out and sewed like a regular fabric. It was my sister's birthday gift to me and we wouldn't choose it knowing that it is a machine knit for the price of hand work. Also your shipping is very expensive and the cardigan is now in Canada where I live and my sister is in California, so the return process will cost us too much.
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      • Chest Size:
      • Feels true to size
      • Sleeve Length:
      • Feels too long
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Half truth

      By Tavolga

      from Vancouver, BC

      About Me Practical, Stylish

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Great Color
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • Layering
        • Travel
        • Work

        Comments about Ciudad Blanca Cardigan:

        Cardigan looks good, but the description of the item does not indicate that it was machine knitted and just cut out and sewed like a regular fabric. It was my sister's birthday gift to me and we wouldn't choose it knowing that it is a machine knit for the price of hand work. Also your shipping is very expensive and the cardigan is now in Canada where I live and my sister Ludmila is in California, so the return process will cost us too much.

        • Chest Size:
        • Feels true to size
        • Sleeve Length:
        • Feels too long
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Beautiful!

        By kyfarmgirl

        from Pineville, Kentucky

        About Me Classic, Comfort-oriented, High-end shopper, Practical, Stylish, Trendy

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Flattering
        • Great Color
        • Lightweight
        • Soft
        • Stylish
        • Versatile
        • Warm

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear
          • Going Out
          • Layering
          • Travel
          • Work

          Comments about Ciudad Blanca Cardigan:

          This sweater is beautiful, comfortable, and warm. The colors are fabulous and it is very well made. The fit is very flattering, it is an a-line fit without being too bulky. I was suprised of how beautiful it really is. It's lightweight but warm and comfy. Highly recommend this sweater!

          • Chest Size:
          • Feels true to size
          • Sleeve Length:
          • Feels true to length
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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