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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
Nepalese Velvet Jacket
Nepalese Velvet Jacket
(Based on 6 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Jackets and Vests

The quilting method called "trapunto" that accents this lightweight jacket is found in the traditional garments worn by the Gurung tribe in Nepal's Kathmandu Valley. In trapunto, originally an Italian technique, the design is sewn into two layers of fabric, and then raised shapes are created by inserting stuffing through slits or spaces in the weave of the backing fabric. It was popular in the U.S. through the Civil War, but few designers today take the time to work the technique by hand.


Available colors: Black, Merlot
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$149.00
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
$19.99
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
$159.00
Women's Convertible Travel Pants
Women's Convertible Travel Pants
(Based on 14 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Skirts and Pants

Whether you're packing for a trip to Europe or an exploration of the Caribbean seaside, these versatile pants are the only ones you'll need. Multiple pockets keep travel documents secure but handy when needed. Built-in fasteners inside each leg let you button them to various lengths as the temperature changes. Lightweight; supremely durable; and made from a soft, garment-washed surface of 100% cotton. Dual front, side, and back pockets.


Available colors: Brown, Khaki
Available sizes: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16
$65.00
$24.99
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
Indian Flower Burst Tunic
Indian Flower Burst Tunic
(Based on 12 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Shirts

In the early 1900s, Mahatma Gandhi championed a homegrown Indian textile industry as a means of national self-sufficiency. By the 1960s, Indian motifs and textile traditions were inspiring designers around the world. This comfortable tunic combines a classic Indian style with bold floral graphics. Semisheer cotton with a split V-neckline and side vents.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$39.00
$15.99
Black Bandhani Dress
Black Bandhani Dress
(Based on 7 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
$69.00
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
Amazonian Flower Cardigan
Amazonian Flower Cardigan
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters
This symmetrical floral pattern is inspired by garments worn by the women of the Ayoreo tribe in Bolivia's Amazon basin. Honoring their textile traditions, only the natural and dark alpaca colors in this pattern are knit—the blue highlights are hand-embroidered after the garment is shaped. Full zip front.
Available colors: Blue, Pink
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$199.00
Whipstitch Peruvian Alpaca Cardigan
Whipstitch Peruvian Alpaca Cardigan
(Based on 3 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
$49.99
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
Guarani Alpaca Cardigan
Guarani Alpaca Cardigan
(Based on 5 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters

The Guaraní people are an indigenous cultural group who live in Paraguay and parts of Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, and Bolivia. Before European contact, the seminomadic culture didn’t have a written language. The pattern on this lightweight alpaca cardigan is taken from a pictogram for water found on textiles in the Guaraní Museum of Bolivia. The 3/4-sleeve design features a hand-crocheted border and resin buttons.


Available colors: Blue, Ecru, Violet
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$149.00
Paisley Flutter Tunic
Paisley Flutter Tunic
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Shirts

During the 19th century, paisley shawls from India were all the rage in Europe and America. Later, in the early years of the 20th century, women who had inherited their grandmother’s heirloom shawls often refashioned the fabric into dresses and jackets more appropriate for the jazz age. This sheer butterfly-sleeve tunic is made in the same spirit of transformation, and updates a timeless paisley pattern in a contemporary style. Poly georgette with elastic ruching at the waist. Hits at mid-thigh. Camisole not included.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$55.00
$13.99
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
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
Indian Embroidered Floral Jacket
Indian Embroidered Floral Jacket
(Based on 8 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Jackets and Vests
Throughout India, embroidery and needlework are highly developed local folk arts. In the region of Kashmir, however, needlework is the domain of highly skilled royal craftspeople. Worked in flat chain stitch, embroidery flows like brushstrokes across this distinctive cotton canvas jacket. The cut is an updated and relaxed version of the popular Nehru style. Fully lined. Made in India.
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$75.00
Lotus Flower Reversible Jacket
Lotus Flower Reversible Jacket
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Jackets and Vests

This elegant quilted jacket is perfect for travelers who want to let their colors shine—some of the time. It reverses from ivory-hued cotton to bright, hand-loomed, Madras-style plaid linen. Embroidered flowers and leaves decorate the entire front, back, and sleeves no matter which side is worn. Features fabric-covered buttons.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$149.00
$99.99
Lily of the Incas Tunic
Lily of the Incas Tunic
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Shirts

The South American Alstroemeria is a genus of brightly colored flowers known as the lily of the Incas. Popular in floral arrangements, the 120-some members of the Alstroemeria family have an interesting trait in that their leaves are upside-down—that is, they twist so that what we see as the top of the leaf is actually the leaf’s underside.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$64.00
Orissa Cloud Tunic
Orissa Cloud Tunic
(Based on 10 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Shirts
Our breezy white gauze tunic, an update of a classic style from the Indian state of Orissa, is comfortable enough for a full day of sightseeing and also dresses up for evening. The flowing crinkly texture and light weight make this flattering blouse an easy choice for warm-weather travel. The paisley appliqué and embroidery is called kairi, or mango, after the shape of that fruit–an Indian symbol of life and sustenance. 3/4-length sleeves.
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$65.00
Land of Five Rivers Embroidered Tunic
Land of Five Rivers Embroidered Tunic
(Based on 15 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Shirts
The Punjab region in northern India is brimming with highly creative artisans who make everything from ornate jewelry to detailed needlework bedding and fabric. This classic tunic represents those decorative arts with subtle tone-on-tone embroidery trimming the neck and cuffs and accented by a scattering of beads across the body and tiny bell buttons at the neckline. This embroidered tunic evolved from a typical Punjabi garment called a kameez, a loose cotton shirt with an airy quality to keep you cool. Made in India.
Available colors: Red, Turquoise, White
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$42.00
$5.99
Silk Paisley and Stripe Jacket
Silk Paisley and Stripe Jacket
(Based on 9 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Jackets and Vests
The lacy teardrop shape known as paisley originated in Persia and came to be closely associated with the work of Indian Kashmiri weavers. As trade between Asia and Europe expanded in the 18th century, demand for the pattern was so great that weavers in the town of Paisley, Scotland, created their own version of the design, giving the pattern its Western name. Incorporating these curved and leaflike paisley shapes, our jacket is handcrafted of 100% silk. Artisans working in India embellish each jacket by hand with embroidery and beadwork, guaranteeing that no two will be exactly alike. Fully lined.
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$110.00
$69.99
Cusco Pima Cotton Cardigan
Cusco Pima Cotton Cardigan
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters

La Compañía 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 pima cotton cardigan. The light weave makes it a perfect piece for transitional weather and travel. 100% pima cotton with mother-of-pearl buttons. Hand-loomed in Peru.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$119.00
$9.99
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
$199.00
Silk Sari Patch Jacket
Silk Sari Patch Jacket
(Based on 8 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Jackets and Vests

Vibrant patches of silk sari fabric are assembled in this one-of-a-kind, reversible jacket. Crafted in Gujarat, in western India, where a double-ikat style of weaving called patola is a specialty of local artisans. The jacket’s shaping comes from a layer of lightweight quilting. Sari patches will vary; reverses to solid red.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$109.00
Kiko Reversible Alpaca Cardigan
Kiko Reversible Alpaca Cardigan
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters

In the open markets of towns throughout the Peruvian Altiplano, one can find stalls full of fresh flowers. Some of the blooms have been used for hundreds of years to create natural dyes, like the yellow kiko flower, part of the daisy family. Our reversible alpaca-blend cardigan is decorated on the front, back, and sleeves with trailing blooms and vines, featuring hand-embroidered embellishments in earth tones of red clay, topaz, slate, and amber. Reverses from brown to black with contrasting piping.


Available colors: Brown, Red
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$179.00
Oruro Carnaval Pima Cotton Cardigan
Oruro Carnaval Pima Cotton Cardigan
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters

A highlight of Carnaval in Oruro, Bolivia, is the Diablada, an elaborate choreographed dance that dates back to pre-Columbian times. Masked revelers act out a story of good versus evil. Their costumes often include belts decorated with silver coins, a meaningful symbol in this 500-year-old mining city. These overlapping coins are what inspired the pattern on our soft 100% pima cotton cardigan. Button front.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$169.00
Reversible Indonesian Batik Jacket
Reversible Indonesian Batik Jacket
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Shop By/Sale/Clothing/Women's Clothing and Accessories

The port city of Lasem, Indonesia, has been called Little Beijing because of its centuries of cultural exchange with China. The influence is seen in Lasem batik, which often incorporates Chinese symbols like dragons and lotus flowers. This lightly quilted jacket is hand-dyed in Lasem and reverses from lime green to aqua. Fully finished with pockets and mother-of-pearl buttons on both sides.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$129.00
$89.99
Red Belvedere Palace Wool Jacket
Red Belvedere Palace Wool Jacket
(Based on 6 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Jackets and Vests
The grounds of Vienna's Belvedere Palace have hosted one of Europe's greatest gardens since Belvedere was designed in the early 1700s. Topiary-lined avenues exist alongside the emperor's baroque private garden. This double-faced boiled wool jacket is designed with the same traditionally Austrian combination of elegance and exuberance. The classic Austrian cut emphasizes a design heritage as refined as the garden's formal walkways, while scrolling velvet trim along the collar, hem, and sleeves adds a playful spark to a sophisticated style. The wind-resistant and wrinkle-free natural fiber is ideal for travel.
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$245.00
Ciudad Blanca Cardigan
Ciudad Blanca Cardigan
(Based on 5 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