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Indigenous Artisans Clothing for Casual Wear

Ciudad Blanca Cardigan
Ciudad Blanca Cardigan
(Based on 4 reviews)
Category: Shop By/Sale/Clothing/Women's Clothing and Accessories

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.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$149.00
$48.99
Puno Shawl-collar Alpaca Sweater
Puno Shawl-collar Alpaca Sweater
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Shop By/Sale/Clothing/Women's Clothing and Accessories

Artisans knit and embroider this soft alpaca sweater with the baroque architecture of Puno, Peru, as inspiration. Puno’s nickname is the “folkloric capital of Peru” because of its many festivals, complete with indigenous costumes and lively dances. This cardigan fades from light to dark purple and has a hidden zip and round shawl collar.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$219.00
$69.99
Men's Casa del Moral Alpaca Sweater
Men's Casa del Moral Alpaca Sweater
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Sweaters

In Arequipa, Peru, the Casa del Moral, which houses an art collection and library, draws visitors with its architecture that combines Inca and Spanish colonial influences. Its name comes from the mulberry tree that stands in the courtyard. Artisans in Arequipa adapt some of Casa del Moral’s architectural details into this jacquard-knit baby alpaca sweater in shades of sky blue, smoky gray, and marigold.


Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$149.00
$62.99
Men's Blue Night Alpaca Sweater
Men's Blue Night Alpaca Sweater
(Based on 6 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Sweaters

In traditional Aymara textiles, patterns like the ones on this alpaca sweater represented khunu, or snowfall, against the dark night sky. Artisans working in a Bolivian workshop hand-loom this pullover using superfine alpaca yarn in five different colors to represent the stars, sky, and fields on a winter night.


Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$189.00
$79.99
Lightweight Nepalese Travel Jacket
Lightweight Nepalese Travel Jacket
(Based on 6 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Jackets and Vests

Artisans working in Kathmandu, Nepal, use a traditional quilting technique called "trapunto" to add the detailing at the shoulders and yoke of this jacket. In trapunto, decorative patterns are sewn with lightweight batting to add texture without bulk. The artisans who make this jacket create the pattern freehand as they guide the garment through a treadle-operated sewing machine. Light enough to wear as a shirt or a jacket, it multiplies your travel wardrobe and helps you pack light. Hip length, with side welt pockets, turn-back cuffs, flattering princess seams, and an adjustable tie back.


Available colors: Black, Natural
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$115.00
Black Bandhani Shell
Black Bandhani Shell
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Shirts

Textile arts flourish in the rural villages of western India’s Thar Desert: Wide swaths of hand-block-printed fabrics are laid in the sun to dry. Women in Rajasthan create multicolored fabric mosaics using embroidery and appliqué. And artisans throughout the desert region practice bandhani, a deceptively simple tie-dyeing technique. Intricate patterns are created by wrapping the fabric with string before dyeing it. Bandhani cloth is often used for women’s shawls, but here the technique is adapted for a silky collection of travel-ready garments that drape beautifully and multiply your travel wardrobe.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$39.00
Silvia Hooded Alpaca Vest
Silvia Hooded Alpaca Vest
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Jackets and Vests

In Charazani, on Bolivia’s western border, there are only two seasons - wet and dry. During the wet season the people harvest flowers and plants that they dry to be used in rain ceremonies through the arid season. The drying process changes the flowers’ colors, with some remaining bright and some fading. These floral hues, along with historic Charazani textiles, inspire the design of this hooded vest. Zip front. Aymara artisans working in La Paz, Bolivia, hand-loom this unique piece using 100% alpaca fiber.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$159.00
$48.99
Magenta Peruvian Alpaca Sweater
Magenta Peruvian Alpaca Sweater
(Based on 14 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters
High in the Peruvian Altiplano, people have been using soft, durable alpaca fiber to make warm yet lightweight garments for centuries. Today international markets are being developed for this indigenous craft, which helps sustain artisans in their communities. Aymara and Quechua artisans in Peru use an alpaca blend to create this vivid garment that drapes like silk. Made entirely by hand, it is embellished with hand-knit scalloping at the cuffs and hem, and hand-painted ceramic buttons. Light, soft, easily packable, and wrinkle resistant. Handmade in Peru.
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$189.00
$69.99
Men's Irish Sweater Vest
Men's Irish Sweater Vest
(Based on 5 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Sweaters

Since the 1900s, women on the Aran Islands off the western coast of Ireland have knit wool sweaters for their fisherman kin. Every knitter has her own special patterns, passed down through generations. This charcoal vest is a traditional layering piece, featuring classic cable stitches and resin buttons.


Available colors: Charcoal, Natural
Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$99.00
Donegal Tweed Wool Patchwork Walking Hat
Donegal Tweed Wool Patchwork Walking Hat
(Based on 8 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Accessories/Hats

Weather-resistant and extremely durable, Donegal wool tweed has long been one of the world's highest quality fabrics and a symbol of the Irish county where it is made. This tweed hat with a removable pheasant feather tucked in the band is a timeless way to protect against wind and weather. A patchwork of herringbone and houndstooth reflects the area's quilting traditions and retains the tailored look of a bygone age.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$75.00