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Vertical lines that seem to fold over one another to create a field of rhombuses give texture to this charming and soft poncho from Peru's Alfredo Falcon. The Andean artisan combines luxurious alpaca with acrylic and wool to craft the warm garment which has ribbing along the crew neckline and the sides and bottom. Two buttons along the poncho's sides serve to create very loose-fitting arm holes. In elegant taupe, the versatile poncho is great for layering and can be worn belted or loose, with jeans on the weekend or to work on casual Friday.
Alfredo’s sales have increased more than 3x since starting with Novica. He started with a few assistants and now has grown to employ 9 full time employees and several other women who help fulfill his orders. Many of the women who work for him are able to provide essentials for their homes like mattresses, refrigerators, and other appliances.
Over twenty years ago, Alfredo was infected with Tuberculosis at just 22 years of age. For 9 months he was bedridden and unable to work. Tuberculosis is a deadly disease with over 5,000 people per day passing away from the disease. Alfredo survived and was able to become healthy again.
Alfredo currently employs 9 people full time; a single mother, a man trying to fund his education, and 7 women who are bringing income to their households.
Alfredo currently supports English studies for his 4 nephews with the hope that it will help them achieve a better future.
Alfredo was recognized by the city hall for his excellent work.