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Alpaca blend short layering jacket, "Miraflores Midnight"

Woven by hand, a beautiful alpaca wool boucle becomes a long, loose shrug.... more

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Woven by hand, a beautiful alpaca wool boucle becomes a long, loose shrug. Raquel and Gregor select classic black for the chic design. Baby alpaca refers to the fine fleece from the season's first shearing.

  • 0.22 kgs
  • 0.5 lbs
  • Garment Measurements
  • 60 cm L x 100 cm W
  • 23.5" L x 39" W

  • 90% alpaca, 10% nylon
  • Dry in the shade
  • Dry clean or hand wash in cold water
  • Textile softness: Soft -- this item has been made with natural fibers that are soft to the touch
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in the Andesicon info
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  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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Tricia

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07/25/2019

"Very flattering shrug"

I love this shrug its very soft and looks really nice on. Hangs great on me. I wear a 2x and this fits very nice. Happy with this purchase and will definitely be buying other colors.

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Miraflores Midnight, Alpaca blend short layering jacket

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Beverley

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09/28/2017

"Alpca shrug"

I wear this little shrug from autum through to spring - so handy and easy to wear - love it

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Miraflores Midnight, Alpaca blend short layering jacket

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Celeste

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06/23/2022

"Exquisite Elegance"

Deliciously comfortable and sophisticatedly stylish, the shawl wraps itself about the shoulders gracefully and transforms any outfit into elegance. I purchased one for myself and fell in love with it so much I soon after purchased another as a gift for my cousin. She, too, fell in love with its design, quality and comfort.

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Linda

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05/08/2022

"Really pretty!"

Colorful, variegated yarns. Nice workmanship!

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Lila

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04/03/2022

"Colorful and practical"

Beautiful and warm! I was wearing this when it was -5 degrees outside without my coat (walking from css as r to the restaurant) Amazing! It s so warm and colorful!

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Susan

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03/28/2022

"Stunning"

This shawl is so beautiful and I get tons of compliments on it! Its lightweight so good for Fall and Spring weather.

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Inviting Beauty, Hand Woven Striped Alpaca Blend Shawl from Peru

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Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

Raquel and Gregor are dedicated to preserving the traditions woven into Peruvian culture from pre-Incan times. Like many before them, they learned their textile craft from elders in the community and they pass their knowledge to the younger artisans who work with them. Each piece produced in their workshop is woven on a wooden floor loom and finished by hand. Created from natural fibers — alpaca, cotton and silk — their work echoes the natural colors of the Peruvian landscape, reverberating with the rich hues of the mountains, the jungle and the coast.

Moving On Up

Moving On Up

Raquel and Gregor are deeply committed to building a sustainable workshop that offers a flexible supportive environment for the people who collaborate with them, most of whom are women. They have a special room at the workshop for the women to breastfeed or otherwise care for their children. Many of these women work solely for the purpose of being able to educate their children. Raquel and Gregor also have a deep respect for the environment and have installed solar panels in their workshop, a rarity in Peru.

Working with Disabilities

Working with Disabilities

Among the quality control assistants at Raquel and Gregor's workshop is one who is profoundly deaf. The rest of the team takes great pride in the way they have learned to communicate with her. They treasure what she has taught them about communicating with her and with each other.

Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

Raquel and Gregor has received 9 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1400 and the most recent for $2850. Proceeds were used to buy more silk, cotton and alpaca wool for her shawls and accessories.

Job Creator

Job Creator

Raquel and Gregor are able to provide work for a number of people, 90 percent of them women.

 
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