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Our Imperial Alpaca knit rollneck sweater is a key investment for your cold-weather wardrobe; warm yet breathable, and the type of building block style that works with jeans or tailoring, solo or layered. We take great pride in our first-rate knitwear, producing versatile modern essentials with an artisanal level of craftsmanship. This piece is impeccably 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.
his sweater has a close to the body fit, and we recommend that you take your normal size. The model is wearing a size medium; he is 6.2 and chest size 38.
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.
By purchasing this product you are supporting our efforts towards a more sustainable, fair and better alpaca production. It is a direct incentive for the Andean communities to keep improving the quality of their fiber and to invest in herd management.