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Irish Sweater Jacket
Irish Sweater Jacket
(Based on 35 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters
Aran knitting is well known for its wealth of intricate stitches and symbolism. In this flattering sweater jacket, the diamond stitch represents prosperity, and the cable stitch stands in for the fishing rope that was so essential to livelihood on the Aran Islands. Knit from 100% worsted wool in moss green, with a button closure at the neck.
Available colors: Charcoal, Garnet, Green, Oatmeal
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$159.00
Intipata Alpaca Crew-Neck Sweater
Intipata Alpaca Crew-Neck Sweater
(Based on 4 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Sweaters

The trail to Machu Picchu is lined with smaller Inca ruins, many of which include massive agricultural terraces built with stones. The blue, gray, and brown stripes of our soft alpaca sweater are inspired by this impressive architecture, found at sites like Wiñay Wayna and the recently uncovered Intipata.


Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge
$159.00
$69.99
Irish Wool-cashmere Aran Cardigan Sweater
Irish Wool-cashmere Aran Cardigan Sweater
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters

In the early 1900s, enterprising women living on the Aran Islands took the sweaters they had knit for generations of fisherman kin and started marketing them around the world. Today the classic cable stitches of Aran knitters are a worldwide symbol of Irish culture. The wool blend features just enough cashmere to make this winter-white cardigan luxuriously soft to the touch.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$199.00
$83.99
Tiwanaku Textiles Alpaca Sweater
Tiwanaku Textiles Alpaca Sweater
(Based on 13 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Sweaters
In the Bolivian high plains, amid the snowcapped Andes, the pre-Inca Tiwanaku culture thrived for more than 500 years. So far only a fraction of the civilization's ruins have been excavated, yet it has yielded some of the earliest and more remarkably well-preserved textiles found in the Americas. Their art features highly abstracted figures, that originally expressed real places, animals, or cultural events but over time became icons with symbolic meaning. The high degree of abstraction in the art of Tiwanaku has inspired several art historians to compare their art to modern abstract movements, including Cubism. The intricate, interlocked geometric patterns on this alpaca fiber sweater are adapted from woven Tiwanaku tunics made around 500 A.D.
Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$178.00
$90.99
Women's Irish Aran Turtleneck Sweater
Women's Irish Aran Turtleneck Sweater
(Based on 8 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters

For hundreds of years, women in the rural villages of the Aran Islands off the western coast of Ireland have knit natural wool sweaters for their fisherman kin. Although the myth that you can identify island families by the stiches in their sweater—like a Scottish tartan—isn't true, every knitter does have her own special patterns, passed down through generations of mothers and grandmothers. At weekly gatherings, they continually invented intricate new stitches.


Available colors: Black, Natural, Red
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$149.00
Wool WWII Military Sweater
Wool WWII Military Sweater
(Based on 11 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Sweaters
Part of standard-issue military wear during WWII, sweaters like this olive wool pullover were popular among servicemen for comfort, durability, and easy pullover warmth. The shawl-collar style buttons up to cut the cold just as it did onboard aircraft carriers in the '40s. Cotton twill canvas-reinforced elbows add durability. Imported.
Available colors: Navy, Olive
Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$139.00
Men’s Bingham Silk and Alpaca Sweater
Men’s Bingham Silk and Alpaca Sweater
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Sweaters

Knit by artisans in Arequipa, Peru, this pullover’s incredible softness comes from a blend of baby alpaca fiber and silk. The striped pattern and blue, brown, and gray hues are inspired by the terraced landscape of Machu Picchu. A local Quechua boy led Hiram Bingham to the site in 1911, and National Geographic research grantees explored and mapped the site over the next several years.


Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$159.00
Scottish Wool Walking Sweater
Scottish Wool Walking Sweater
(Based on 10 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Sweaters
The walking sweater is a tradition in the British Isles that dates back more than a century. This classic outdoor style uses 100% Shetland wool fiber for its warmth and natural moisture-wicking properties. Built to withstand Scotland's vigorous, often fast-changing weather, it has suede patches at shoulders and elbows for durability and reduced wear and tear from backpacks or camera straps. Crafted in a 19th-century mill on the banks of the Teviot River, deep in the Scottish Borders.
Available colors: Burgundy, Oatmeal
Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$189.00
$129.99
Scottish Tartan Wool Sweater
Scottish Tartan Wool Sweater
(Based on 10 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Sweaters

A red, green, and yellow intarsia plaid decorates the chest of this Scottish wool-blend sweater. The heathered brown background is inspired by the rich texture of traditional Scottish wool tweed. Made in Lothian, Scotland, of 90% wool and 10% silk for extra softness.


Available colors: Blue, Brown
Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$179.00
$69.99
Jungle's Eyebrow Alpaca Cardigan Sweater
Jungle's Eyebrow Alpaca Cardigan Sweater
(Based on 5 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters

A highlight of the trek to Machu Picchu is entering the dense, humid ceja de selva, the “jungle’s eyebrow,” just before entering the 15th-century Inca site. Our alpaca sweater features designs inspired by the flora found in this lush landscape, including orchids, bamboo, and the pisonay tree, considered sacred by the Inca. Hand-embroidered details and knit buttons are stitched in pima cotton.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$189.00
$76.99
Donegal Walking Sweater
Donegal Walking Sweater
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Sweaters

In the shadow of Ireland’s Blue Stack Mountains, the town of Donegal has been renowned for its handwoven wool for generations. This cozy moss-stitch sweater is knit in Dublin, using Donegal wool with its signature flecks of color and a touch of cashmere for exceptional softness. Lightweight and insulating, wool is one of the most travel-friendly natural fabrics available and shrugs off Ireland’s morning mist with ease.


Available colors: Moss, Oatmeal
Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge
$189.00
$76.99
Bolivian Alpaca Sweater
Bolivian Alpaca Sweater
(Based on 6 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Sweaters
In the Bolivian Andes, talented artisans spin alpaca fiber into a soft and durable yarn, and through their weaving, translate their traditional ancient patterns into contemporary style. The bright earth tones and patterns of this particularly soft and breathable three-season sweater are adapted from a 3,000-year-old fabric. Entirely handmade in Bolivia of pure alpaca wool.
Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$179.00
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 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
Peruvian Ombré Alpaca Sweater
Peruvian Ombré Alpaca Sweater
(Based on 13 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters

Lightweight, warm, and naturally water-resistant alpaca wool has been used for centuries on the Peruvian Altiplano. Here, hand-dyed alpaca is embroidered with baroque motifs inspired by the architecture of Peru’s Jesuit churches. The purple ombré pattern fades from dark to light purple. Hidden front zipper.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$169.00
$89.99
Aymara Alpaca Sweater
Aymara Alpaca Sweater
(Based on 7 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters
Indigenous Aymara and Quechua people have raised alpacas for centuries in the high-altitude, windswept Peruvian plains. Its extreme warmth, light weight, and natural resistance to water make alpaca wool an ideal fabric for the frigid winters of the Andean Altiplano. This turquoise-hued cardigan is made by Aymara and Quechua women working in Peru, and features bands of traditional Peruvian textile patterns. With a soft drape and hidden zipper, it combines the travel-friendly qualities of alpaca with a flattering cut.
Available colors: Fuchsia, Turquoise
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$189.00
$69.99
Aster Alpaca Sweater
Aster Alpaca Sweater
(Based on 5 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters

In the Andean Altiplano of Peru, artisans have been knitting with soft, lightweight alpaca fiber for centuries. Aymara and Quechua artisans in Peru use an alpaca blend to create a dark brown cardigan with a blue and turquoise pattern of asters flowing from the hem and sleeves. A single bloom graces the back of the sweater. Made entirely on hand looms, the sweater is embellished with hand-knit scalloping at the cuffs and hem, and hand-painted ceramic buttons. Light, soft, easily packable, and wrinkle resistant.


Available colors: Blue, Pink
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$199.00
$69.99
La Paz Alpaca Sweater
La Paz Alpaca Sweater
(Based on 12 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Sweaters
This geometric sweater is a fine example of the 3,500-year-old alpaca wool tradition of the Andes. In La Paz, Aymara artisans work with patterns that have belonged to their culture for millennia. More than 20 shades of superfine alpaca wool blend in a generously sized, cool-weather highland pullover handmade from the most insulating natural material on Earth.
Available colors: Blue, Red
Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$175.00
Inca Quipus Cardigan Sweater
Inca Quipus Cardigan Sweater
(Based on 5 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters

Although the Inca had no written language, they did have complex record-keeping systems called quipus, made of knotted, colored ropes. Researchers believe quipus communicated census and tax information, perhaps even poems and histories. Our charcoal gray cardigan features designs inspired by these extraordinary Inca objects, painstakingly hand-embroidered on the front, back, and sleeves for a festive look.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$249.00
$97.99
Serbian Kilim Sweater
Serbian Kilim Sweater
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Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Sweaters

Serbian kilims are woven wool rugs traditionally used as floor and wall coverings, bedspreads, and curtains. The best kilims are like woven stories. Their colors and seemingly simple patterns represent things like tables, amulets, German boxes, French candies, lizards, and flowers. Artisans in Serbia translate these intricate patterns into a soft pullover sweater whose rich history is hidden in plain sight.


Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge
$229.00
Violet Peruvian Alpaca Sweater
Violet Peruvian Alpaca Sweater
(Based on 9 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
$28.99
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
National Geographic Sweater Vest
National Geographic Sweater Vest
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Category: Travel/Travel Clothing and Accessories/Men's Travel Clothing and Accessories


The durability and breathability of cotton make our vest a great choice for layering when traveling in changeable conditions.


Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge
$98.00
$31.47
Los Molinos Alpaca Sweater
Los Molinos Alpaca Sweater
(Based on 6 reviews)
Category: Sale Products

Artisans in Peru knit this romantic cardigan using naturally lightweight and insulating alpaca fiber. The swirling floral pattern is inspired by the vineyards that surround Los Molinos, Peru, and is knit on hand-operated intarsia looms. Features crocheted edges and flower-shaped metal buttons.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$139.00
$69.99
Women's Merino Wool Irish Cardigan
Women's Merino Wool Irish Cardigan
(Based on 24 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters
This cozy merino wool sweater is a virtual sampler of Irish Aran knitting patterns. Each pattern symbolizes an aspect of local fishing culture: Celtic rope for Irish pride; fisherman's cable for safety on the waters; basket stitch for a plentiful catch; and diamond, the shape of a fishing net, for success. The warm wool is renowned for its extremely soft hand, providing warmth and comfort without the itch of lower-quality fibers.
Available colors: Black, Oatmeal, Red
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$155.00
Irish Asymmetrical Cardigan
Irish Asymmetrical Cardigan
(Based on 15 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters

In a contemporary twist on traditional Irish Aran knitting, our natural ivory cardigan has an asymmetrical wrap style with a single button that creates a cowl-like neck. The textured wool sweaters of the Aran Islands have become a worldwide symbol of Irish culture. The patchwork of different stitches speaks to the ingenuity of generations of knitters.


Available colors: Blue, Natural
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$149.00
$62.99
Pirot Cotton Cardigan
Pirot Cotton Cardigan
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters

One of Serbia’s most significant craft traditions are kilims, or flat woven rugs, made in the historic southeastern town of Pirot. They were a symbol of Serbian royalty in the early part of the 20th century, and they’re still used frequently at state functions. The geometric designs are so often imitated that they’ve been “trademarked” with a geographical indication, similar to the way that only sparkling wine from the Champagne region of France can truly be called champagne.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$169.00
Chiquitos Alpaca Cardigan
Chiquitos Alpaca Cardigan
(Based on 7 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters
Eighteenth-century churches dot the region of Chiquitos in Bolivia's eastern rain savanna, and motifs found on furniture and paintings at San Jose de Chiquitos were the inspiration for this superfine alpaca sweater. The blend of 15 colors is reminiscent of local stained glass and wrought ironwork.
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$179.00
Cusco Alpaca Cardigan
Cusco Alpaca Cardigan
(Based on 7 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters

La Compania church in Cusco, Peru, is one of the most breathtaking examples of colonial baroque architecture in the Americas, and its ornate facade was the inspiration for the fuchsia and magenta patterns on our alpaca wool cardigan. The lightweight and naturally insulating alpaca fiber makes it a perfect layer for cool weather.


Available colors: Blue, Fuchsia
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$169.00
Whipstitch Peruvian Alpaca Cardigan
Whipstitch Peruvian Alpaca Cardigan
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters

For thousands of years, Peruvian weavers have produced elaborate garments piece by piece on narrow looms. Rather than hiding the seams, the weavers often enhanced the garments with decorative stitches. Once a necessity, these stitches now become distinctive accents that give this red baby alpaca-blend cardigan a hand-embellished touch.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$139.00
$55.99