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Off-White and Grey Alpaca Blend Relaxed Fit Cardigan Sweater, "Dove Down"

byPia Zavala: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (37)
Pia Zavala of Peru designs a cozy long-sleeve relaxed fit cardigan sweater knit... more

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Pia Zavala of Peru designs a cozy long-sleeve relaxed fit cardigan sweater knit with sumptuously soft alpaca blended with acrylic and wool for durability. The sweater has a brick stitch pattern in linen white and pearl grey, with an open front shawl collar. The hem and sleeve cuffs are edged in a rib stitch in pearl grey.

  • 0.56 kgs
  • 1.2 lbs
  • Garment Measurements
  • 76.2 cm Length (from high-point shoulder) x 111.8 cm Bust/chest x 80 cm Sleeve (center neck to cuff)
  • 30" Length (from high-point shoulder) x 44" Bust/chest x 31.5" Sleeve (center neck to cuff)
  • 71.1 cm Length (from high-point shoulder) x 101.6 cm Bust/chest x 77.5 cm Sleeve (center neck to cuff)
  • 28" Length (from high-point shoulder) x 40" Bust/chest x 30.5" Sleeve (center neck to cuff)

  • 50% alpaca, 45% acrylic, 5% wool
  • Hand wash only
  • Dry in the shade
  • Do not wring
  • Textile softness: Soft--this item has been made with fibers that are soft to the touch
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andesicon info
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  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No

Reviews by Customers

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37

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08/01/2020

"Soon to be my favorite sweater"

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I have jsut received this sweater and I know it will soon be my favorite sweater. It is so unique in the style. I love the inverted v pattern on the back. I have not worn it out yet as we are having a heat wave in Maine right now but I cant wait until fall. This sweater is one of a kind & I cannot wait to show it off. The light creamy beige color will go with practically anything. It is a work of art. It is beyond any picture. You just have to see it and hold it in your hands.

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08/01/2020

"A great gift"

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I gave this sweater to my sister for her birthday and she loves it. It is a beautiful soft gray. My sister says it is light weight and warm. It should be perfect for early fall in Maine. It has a delicate pattern which makes it versatile as causal wear up to dining out.

Tags By Gale

lovely elegant warm soft unique

Best Uses

  • casual, dining out, travel

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03/06/2020

"Cozy and warm"

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I absolutely love this sweater, so cozy and warm. I got it in blue. It is one I reach for often.

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01/15/2020

"Very Soft and Pretty"

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Love this sweater....its soft and very flattering.

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01/03/2020

"LOVE THIS CARDIGAN SWEATER"

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Unique and stylish garment that has become one of my seasonal favorites. Gorgeous color and well-made item.

Tags By Kathryn

Beautiful addition to wardrobe

Best Uses

  • Unique and elegant sweater

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01/02/2020

"Very warm sweater!"

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This sweater will definitely keep you warm on a cold day!

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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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