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Traditional Designs Clothing for Casual Wear

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
$59.99
Indian Patola Travel Shirt
Indian Patola Travel Shirt
(Based on 4 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
Indian Black and Lavender Henna Shirt
Indian Black and Lavender Henna Shirt
(Based on 3 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 16 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 4 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
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
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
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
Men's Aran Shawl-collar Cardigan
Men's Aran Shawl-collar Cardigan
(Based on 23 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
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
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
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
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
McDuff Tartan Lamb's-wool Scarf
McDuff Tartan Lamb's-wool Scarf
(Based on 9 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Accessories/Scarves and Shawls

Johnstons of Elgin has been producing woven and knit textiles in northern Scotland since 1797. This cozy lamb’s-wool scarf is crafted in their historic mill and features the red-white-and-green plaid of the modern MacDuff clan dress tartan.


$45.00
$9.99
Newgrange Scarf
Newgrange Scarf
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Clothing/Accessories/Scarves and Shawls

A husband-and-wife team knit this soft merino wool scarf in their County Clare studio. The purple patterns are adapted from ones found on entrance stones at the prehistoric monument of Newgrange on the eastern side of Ireland. The site is positioned so that light floods the entrance passage and central chamber on the winter solstice. Today, tens of thousands of visitors enter a lottery to be one of only 50 chosen to experience this ancient phenomenon each year.


$89.00
$59.99
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
$19.99
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
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