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Alpaca Blend Dark Red Crisscross Sweater Vest from Peru, "Crisscross Cranberry"

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Add a little warmth and fashion to your wardrobe at the same time. Pia Zavala designs and knits with unique sweater vest in a blend of alpaca and wool. With a bold dark red color and handsome cable patterns, it crisscrosses the body with lightweight warmth.

  • 0.21 kgs
  • 0.5 lbs
  • Garment Measurements
  • 43.2 cm Length (from high-point shoulder) x 91.4 cm Bust/chest
  • 17" Length (from high-point shoulder) x 36" Bust/chest
  • 48.3 cm Length (from high-point shoulder) x 101.6 cm Bust/chest
  • 19" Length (from high-point shoulder) x 40" Bust/chest

  • 50% alpaca, 45% acrylic, 5% wool
  • Textile softness: Soft -- this item has been made with natural fibers that are soft to the touch
  • Hand wash with mild detergent
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Peruicon info
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Kat

From Minnesota, United States

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04/05/2023

"Favorite sweater"

This is now my go-to cardigan for the office, or anywhere. Its soft and cozy but yet really nice looking as well.

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Nancy J

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09/07/2022

"Gorgeous and Highest Quality!"

This is a soft and absolutely stunning cardigan. Soft, comfortable, beautifully tailored, and true to size. I get compliments every time I wear this lovely piece. Highly recommend!!

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Dawn

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07/09/2022

"Alpaca white sweater"

Beautiful sweater! I love it!

Best Uses

  • I wear it frequently in various settings

Purchased Item:

White Elegance, Crocheted Alpaca Blend Cardigan in White from Peru

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Dorothy

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06/13/2022

"Beautiful!"

This is a beautiful sweater. The style is unique, which I really like compared to traditional cardigans. The alpaca blend is soft and warm. My only issue is it is a bit long for a petite 5 2 frame, but not a deal-breaker . Id even buy in another color if available.

Best Uses

  • Casual

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Lynda

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06/05/2022

"so gorgeous and warm"

Lightweight warmth with major style.I feel great wearing it. The weaving is like delicate lace. Great skill went into making this.

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Delicately made like a fine lace

Best Uses

  • lightweight warmth for spring and fall

Purchased Item:

Billowing Smoke, Alpaca Blend Open Cardigan in Smoke and Black from Peru

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Sue Ann

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02/28/2022

"Beautiful"

Love the color and beautiful design

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Pia's struggles with her health have forced her to downsize her workshop but she is determined to keep it open. Her workers rely on their earnings to care for themselves and their families. Nearly half of the workshop's income is derived from Novica sales and Pia does not want to let let her helpers down.

Job Creator

Job Creator

Pia has taken a very modern approach to textile production. Her workers live far from her workshop and used to spend hours each day traveling to work. Pia moved her knitting machines to her artisans' homes and they no longer have to travel great distances. They are able to spend more time with their families and still earn a living. Pia works with machine knitters and hand finishers to create her knitwear collection.

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Working with Disabilities

Pia struggles daily with fibromyalgia. Marcelino, her assistant, of 32 years, suffered a stroke in 2016. He continues with his knitting at the workshop but struggles with work that once came easily. However, they have worked together since the very beginning and find joy in their success and strength in each other as they face their health challenges.

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Pia's innovative approach to production has enabled her to work with artisans who once needed to travel a great distance to the workshop. In spite of her own health difficulties, she has kept her workshop open in order to provide a steady income for her collaborators.

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Pia has been included in a local magazine story about her participation in an event to benefit profoundly deaf children.

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Pia's children are grown but she provides for the education of a grandchild.

 
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