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Men's Traditional Irish Aran Sweater
Men's Traditional Irish Aran Sweater
(Based on 8 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Men'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. At weekly gatherings, they examined each other's work and continually invented intricate new stitches. Each of the stitches in this generously sized, traditional Aran sweater represents a facet of fishing culture: the honeycomb stitch for hard work, the cable stitch for safety on the waters, and the basket weave as a wish for a plentiful catch. 100% merino wool. Made in Ireland.
Available colors: Natural
Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$139.00
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
Indian Patola Travel Shirt
Indian Patola Travel Shirt
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Shirts

Patola is a form of double-ikat weaving, meaning that both the warp (vertical) and weft (horizontal) threads are dyed before being strung on the loom. This intricate process results in a bold pattern, often on a red background. It is practiced in many parts of Southeast Asia but is a particular specialty of Gujarat, where silk patola saris are often part of a bride’s trousseau.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$48.00
Men's Aran Shawl-collar Cardigan
Men's Aran Shawl-collar Cardigan
(Based on 21 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Sweaters

In just a century since they first appeared, the textured wool sweaters of the Aran Islands have become “as tenacious an international symbol of Ireland as the harp and shamrock,” writes fashion historian Deirdre McQuillan. It wasn’t until the home crafts movement at the end of the 19th century that Aran’s distinctive patterns became known around the world. Today, from tourist shops to fashion shows, one can find sweaters based on stitches that were invented by grandmothers and great-grandmothers only a few generations ago.


Available colors: Charcoal, Natural
Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$159.00
Indian Black and Lavender Henna Shirt
Indian Black and Lavender Henna Shirt
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Shirts

Graced with patterns unique to India's mehndi tradition, this shirt is soft, lightweight, and versatile. A celebrated part of Indian folk art and culture, the intricate mehndi patterns are created by applying henna to the skin and are traditionally found decorating the hands and feet of brides before their wedding ceremony. 3/4-length sleeves.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$65.00
Indian Peacock Paisley Tunic
Indian Peacock Paisley Tunic
(Based on 15 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Shirts
A paisley print in peacock hues decorates this lightweight, traditional Indian, split-V-neck cotton tunic. Paisley patterns, based on a stylized mango leaf, have been popular ever since merchant sea captains began bringing Indian textiles back to Europe and the U.S. in the 1700s. This loose-fitting, flattering tunic suits a range of styles with its classic cut and timeless palette. The design may vary based on the cut of the fabric in each individual garment.

Women's sizes S (4-6), M (8-10), L (12-14), XL (16-18).


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$39.00
Kovalam Beach Emboidered Jacket
Kovalam Beach Emboidered Jacket
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Jackets and Vests

The waters of Kovalam, on the Arabian Sea in the Indian state of Kerala, are the inspiration for our embroidered cotton jacket. Formerly a sleepy fishing village, Kovalam became popular with backpacking tourists in the 1970s. Traditional paisley patterns swim on a gray and blue background, highlighted with embroidered flowers. Zip front. Side vents. Made in India.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$69.00
$34.99
Chinese Embroidered Peony Blouse
Chinese Embroidered Peony Blouse
(Based on 8 reviews)
Category: Sale Products

The asymmetrical collar of this traditional Chinese blouse has been popular since the beginning of the Qing dynasty in 1644. Noblewomen would have worn heavily embroidered jackets and vests with frog-button collars like this. Rural Chinese still wear a less ornate version as a work jacket. This red cotton blouse combines the open neck and easy-care fabric of the rural style with an embroidered hem that hints at the splendor of the Qing court. Red is the most auspicious color in Chinese culture, and the peony is called the flower of riches and honor.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$49.00
$3.99
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
Miracle Tree Shirt
Miracle Tree Shirt
(Based on 4 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Shirts

The evergreen neem tree is native to India and Pakistan, where its healing properties give it the nickname of the miracle tree. Neem leaves form the pattern of this embellished tunic. Artisans use a type of resist-dye to create hues that peek out from a black background, and then add embroidery as well as pink sequins for texture and sparkle.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$45.00
$14.99
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
Alpaca Altiplano Scarf
Alpaca Altiplano Scarf
(Based on 14 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Accessories/Scarves and Shawls
Artisans in La Paz, Bolivia, chose the rich shades of superfine alpaca wool in this scarf to serve as a reminder of the Altiplano's summer colors during the cold Andean winters. Alpaca wool was once reserved exclusively for Inca royalty, but over the centuries the soft, lightweight, and antistatic, superfine fibers have become a staple of Andean textile tradition. Handwoven of 100% alpaca on simple looms in a contemporary plaid with hand-twisted fringe.
$75.00
Serbian Floral Wool Cardigan
Serbian Floral Wool Cardigan
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Shop By/Sale/Clothing/Women's Clothing and Accessories

Our lightweight black cardigan is graced front and back with floral patterns inspired by the embroidered skirts and aprons found in traditional Serbian dress.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$199.00
$55.99
Irish Aran Pocket Scarf
Irish Aran Pocket Scarf
(Based on 6 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Accessories/Scarves and Shawls

With a cable stitch adapted from classic Aran Islands knits, and deep hand-warmer pockets at each end, our rich red merino wool scarf is the perfect accessory for cool-weather sightseeing.


$69.00
$12.99
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
Men's Irish Donegal Tweed Sweater
Men's Irish Donegal Tweed Sweater
(Based on 6 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Sweaters
Ireland's northernmost county is a land of peat bogs, sandy beaches, and windswept cliffs. In the shadow of the Blue Stack Mountains, the town of Donegal has been renowned for its handwoven wool sweaters for generations. Woven from wool that is flecked with the colors of Irish earth and sky, this comfortable sweater is hand-knit in blocks of tan and peat, charcoal and heather. Lightweight and insulating, wool is one of the most travel-friendly natural fabrics available and shrugs off Donegal's morning mist with ease. Hand-knit in Ireland.
Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge
$249.00
$76.99
Indian White and Lavender Henna Shirt
Indian White and Lavender Henna Shirt
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Shirts
Graced with patterns unique to the mehndi tradition from India, this shirt is soft, lightweight, and versatile. A celebrated part of Indian folk art and culture, the intricate mehndi patterns are created by applying henna to the skin and are traditionally found decorating the hands and feet of brides before their wedding ceremony. 3/4-length sleeves.
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$65.00
Pink City Skirt
Pink City Skirt
(Based on 4 reviews)
Category: Member Products/Apparel & Accessories
Traditional Indian styling in a vibrant fuchsia pattern and textured lightweight cotton make an excellent travel outfit. The Indian city of Jaipur has been an artistic center since the 18th century and is known as the Pink City because of the stucco that was used to imitate red sandstone. It is in the Pink City that this bright ensemble is made as part of a thriving cottage textile industry. The loose-fitting style is flattering on any woman, and the crinkle fabric makes this ideal for pack-and-go travel. Expand your travel wardrobe by pairing the tunic with jeans or the skirt with a T-shirt. Made in India of 100% cotton.
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$45.00
$20.99
Greek Fisherman Hat
Greek Fisherman Hat
(Based on 9 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Accessories/Hats

From the ports of Corfu, Greece, to towns with a strong Greek heritage like Tarpon Springs, Florida, this classic fisherman’s hat has been popular since the late 19th century. Now worn around the globe, its old-world feel evokes the lure of the sea no matter how far from the ocean you may be.


Available sizes: 7 1/8, 7 1/4, 7 3/8, 7 1/2
$45.00
Men's Grecas Alpaca Sweater
Men's Grecas Alpaca Sweater
(Based on 11 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Sweaters
Indigenous Bolivian craftsman translate grecas—repeating geometric patterns—from the traditional garments of the Tarabuco region in this 3/4-zip pullover. The design is an interpretation of barroco mestizo style, in which indigenous and Spanish cultures have struck an aesthetic balance. This lightweight and cozy 100% alpaca sweater is handknit by artisans in Bolivia.
Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$189.00
Indian Iris Cardigan
Indian Iris Cardigan
(Based on 5 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters

Embroidered pink blossoms inspired by the Kumaon Himalaya iris grace this luxuriously soft ivory cardigan. In the northeastern Indian state of Manipur, the flower is known as kombirei, and is used in offerings during the new-year festival of Cheiraoba. Silk blend with nylon, cotton, and spandex to help keep its shape over seasons of travel.


Available colors: Black, Natural
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$79.00
$29.99
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
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
Peruvian Wildflower Alpaca Wool Cloak
Peruvian Wildflower Alpaca Wool Cloak
(Based on 5 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Accessories/Scarves and Shawls
Versatile with lightweight warmth, this alpaca-blend cloak is great for travel in changeable climates. Modeled after the Andean ruana, a traditional style of draped cloak, its pattern of red and violet flowers is inspired by the wildlife of the Peruvian mountainside. The generous scarflike cowl neck and button front keep you warm when winds pick up, or on planes and indoors where the air-conditioning isn't under your control. One size fits most.
$129.00
Indonesian Beaded Shirt
Indonesian Beaded Shirt
(Based on 9 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Shirts

The wax-resist dyeing technique of batik has a long history in Indonesia, where it evolved into high art over the past few centuries. Using a special tool that allows melted wax to flow as if through a fountain pen, artisans trace elaborate floral designs, curlicues, and dotted patterns onto fabric. When dyed, the wax-drawn designs remain vibrant. Similar patterns are hand-drawn here using metallic paints on aqua-blue 100% cotton, with hand-beaded details. 3/4-length sleeves.

Available colors: Aqua, Rose
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$59.00
$13.99
Scottish Borders Cardigan
Scottish Borders Cardigan
(Based on 8 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Sweaters
Ruggedly built for outdoor adventure but classic enough for evenings in town, this Shetland wool cardigan is an excellent choice for travel. Knit by a 135-year-old mill in Hawick, a town along the Teviot River in the southeastern Scottish Borders known for its knitwear. Along with angling in the local rivers, Hawick outdoor culture is marked by the annual Common Riding, where hundreds of riders on horseback celebrate a 16th-century victory over an English raiding party. This Shetland wool sweater is designed to withstand the brisk weather of the British Isles. Its natural water-resistance and moisture-wicking properties keep you warm and dry. Suede elbow patches and quilted suede on the chest help resist wear and tear from bags and camera straps. Suede trim on two front patch pockets.
Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$249.00
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
Stones of the Sky Necklace
Stones of the Sky Necklace
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Jewelry/Necklaces

Coral has always been a precious trade commodity in landlocked Tibet, and turquoise is regarded as a fallen piece of the heavens. In honor of recent Tibetan conservation efforts, we pair faux versions of these stones with silver-tone metal for a contemporary take on traditional Tibetan adornment. Handcrafted in India by Tibetan refugees.


$49.00
$32.99
St. James Women's French Sailor Boatneck 3/4 Sleeve Cotton Shirt
St. James Women's French Sailor Boatneck 3/4 Sleeve Cotton Shirt
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Shirts

The iconic navy and white stripes of our Women's French Sailor Boatneck shirt is based on a pattern originally intended for deep sea fishermen in Breton, but that has since been adopted by seafarers and yachtsmen across the ages. The sweaters were originally worn by “marchand d’ail,” sellers of garlic and onions who sailed from Brittany to England with their wares. Eventually the French Navy adopted the tight-knit wool design, but only sailors and new recruits wore stripes—officers alone were permitted to wear solid colors.


Available sizes: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16
$95.00
Bali Hand-beaded Shirt
Bali Hand-beaded Shirt
(Based on 4 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Shirts

Trailing floral patterns that mimic intricate batik fabrics are hand-printed on this flattering short-sleeve shirt. Artisans add hand-beaded and sequined details, like those that embellish formal Balinese sarongs. The slightly pleated neckline creates a relaxed silhouette.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$59.00
$19.99