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Red Petal Alpaca Cardigan

Price: $139.00

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Our toreador-inspired flyaway cardigan is knit in La Paz, Bolivia, using 100% Alpaca fiber, a material that has been part of Andean textile traditions for thousands of years. With embroidered appliqués and leather buttons at the neck, this sophisticated red-and-black cardigan showcases indigenous Bolivian craftsmanship as well as the country's colonial Spanish influence. Perfect for holiday gatherings, with two removable black tassels at the neck.

Handmade in Bolivia. 100% alpaca. Women’s sizes S (4-6), M (8-10), L (12-14), XL (16-18), XXL (20).

Dry clean only.

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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Red Petal Alpaca Cardigan
 
4.8

(based on 6 reviews)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great color (5)
  • Stylish (5)
  • Warm (5)
  • Comfortable (4)
  • Flattering (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

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

         

        Feels true to size

         

        100% 

        (6 reviews)

        Feels too big

         
      • Sleeve Length:
      • Feels too short

         

        Feels true to length

         

        100% 

        (6 reviews)

        Feels too long

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Classic style (4), Stylish (4), Comfort-oriented (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    classy sweater

    By Jan-on-the-go gal

    from Pulaski, NY

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

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Red Petal Alpaca Cardigan:

      Lovely sweater, can dress up or down. Excellent for office, travel, casual wear.

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

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Don't judge a book by its cover

      By Ripoff

      from Athens, Greece

      About Me Classic

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Great Color
      • Soft
      • Stylish
      • Warm

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear

        Comments about Red Petal Alpaca Cardigan:

        For certai occasions

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

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Premier quality and craftsmanship.

        By Sis

        from Elko, NV

        About Me Comfort-oriented, Stylish

        Pros

        • Great Color
        • Lightweight
        • Stylish
        • Warm

        Cons

        • No Faults Have Surfaced

        Best Uses

        • Going Out
        • Layering
        • Travel
        • Work

        Comments about Red Petal Alpaca Cardigan:

        This sweater is an attention getter -- it keeps your listenering focused. I wear it when making presentations and have received numerous compliments.

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

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Given as a gift - well appreciated

        By Tom

        from Newfield, NY

        About Me Comfort-oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Flattering
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Work

          Comments about Red Petal Alpaca Cardigan:

          My wife keeps warm at work

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

          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Perfect Cardigan

          By Rox2shop

          from Florida

          About Me Classic, High-end shopper, Stylish, Trendy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear
          • Going Out
          • Great with slacksskirt
          • Layering
          • Travel
          • Work

          Comments about Red Petal Alpaca Cardigan:

          This is very modern and makes you look very sylish. Compliments come your way, as you will wear this cardigan, it has happened to me (smile).

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

          (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A Perfect Gift

          By Little Ol' Me

          from Boston, MA

          About Me Classic, Stylish

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Flattering
          • Great Color
          • Stylish
          • Warm

          Cons

          • Buttons wear out

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear
          • Going Out
          • Work

          Comments about Red Petal Alpaca Cardigan:

          I gave this as a gift to my mom two years ago. Her favorite color is red and she wears it all the time. Loves it! The only thing is that the fabric wore off the buttons and it made it look threadbare. Luckily the sweater came with an extra one. I would recommend this sweater.

          • Chest Size:
          • Feels true to size
          • Sleeve Length:
          • Feels true to length

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