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Alpaca blend cardigan, 'Pachamama' - Brown and Grey Alpaca Blend Open Front Cardigan Sweater

Product ID: 231311

Brown and Grey Alpaca Blend Open Front Cardigan Sweater, "Pachamama"

byPia Zavala: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (47)
Modern and versatile, this chic, open front cardigan features bold diagonal line... more

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Modern and versatile, this chic, open front cardigan features bold diagonal line and earth colors that honor Pachamamma (Mother Earth). Pia Zavala selects a ribbed knit in browns, charcoal and pale silver grey that falls to long points in the front. The cozy blend of luxurious alpaca wool adds to its warmth, and a yarn-covered removable steel pin closes the sweater.

  • 0.50 kgs
  • 1.1 lbs

  • 50% alpaca, 45% acrylic, 5% wool, steel brooch
  • Dry cleaning recommended
  • 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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  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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John

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01/18/2021

"Pachamama Cardigan"

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Lovely piece

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Pachamama, Brown and Grey Alpaca Blend Open Front Cardigan Sweater

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Kerry L. Barnes

From Rosharon/Texas/U.S.A.

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08/25/2021

"Wonderful"

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My Daughter is more than happy with this item.

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Daughter
  • Occasion: birthday

Sheila

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05/09/2021

"Beautiful classy sweater"

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This sweater is extremely warm and flattering.

Best Uses

  • So warm you won’t need a coat

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Debra Ann

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03/20/2021

"Love this cardigan"

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Warm, well designed and such lovely softness in the yarn. A tiny bit of care needed to avoid pulls, but I would not change a thing, it is so cosy and ready for any occasion whether casual or more formal. Thank you Pia!

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Joan

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02/27/2021

"Beautiful sweater"

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This is a soft, warm and stylish cardigan. My favourite this winter.

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Jess

From Texas, USA

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12/25/2020

"This sweater is my all time favorite!"

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I just gave this sweater to my mom for Christmas. In her words: The design is inspired and the detail exquisite; the workmanship is perfection; the feel is pure comfort and ease. Pia Zavala is indeed an artist in the finest sense - someone to follow. This sweater instantly became my all time favorite! (and she is a very discerning person when it comes to clothing!)

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elegant comfortable quality

Best Uses

  • Travel
  • Work
  • Going out
  • Working from home

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.

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

 
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