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Alpaca Crewneck Sweater
The Imperial Alpaca Crewneck Sweater is the ultimate wardrobe staple; an essential building block that works with jeans or tailoring, solo or layered. At håndværk, we focus solely on the essential pieces that form the foundation of your modern wardrobe, elevating casual styles through premium natural materials, impeccable craftsmanship and a keen attention to detail.
Crafted from 100% Imperial grade alpaca, with a fiber finesse of 16-17 microns and a comfort factor of 99.3%. Our Imperial Alpaca is superior to cashmere as it is more durable, versatile (greater fiber length) and more sustainable. This piece is 100% traceable, certified organic, and ethically made: from the fibers selectively sourced in the Peruvian Highlands to the hand-finishing in Lima, Peru.
We are part of a sustainable alpaca network working directly with the small scale farmers in the Peruvian Highlands to significantly improve the genetics of the alpaca to produce a finer higher quality fiber, in turn increasing the income of the herder families. These programs enable us to work with lots of fully traceable high-quality alpaca. Our partners help the farming communities with the shearing process, putting into practice the official technical norms that ensures the animal is not harmed and the resulting fiber is sold at a higher price benefiting the Andean communities.