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This cardigan is as versatile as it is beautiful. Wear it open as a drapey cardigan or button it up high for a hip, casual feel. It's made from sustainably made, super soft alpaca wool and honestly, feels like a wrapping your coziest blanket around your body. It is a warm, heavier sweater, so it's recommended for cooler months.
this product is included in our 10x16 Winter Capsule Wardrobe
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100% Alpaca. 23 - 26 micron.
Alpaca wool is an amazing material for garments, as it is super soft and extra warm due to the extra air pockets in the fibers, thus allowing it to be a bit thinner and warmer. Alpaca wool is naturally hypoallergenic, pill resistant, odor resistant, weatherproof, and very durable, making it a great choice for sweaters, outerwear, scarves, and the blanket you keep in the ice box more commonly referred to as an office, and basically anything that needs to keep you warm.
Alpacas are one of the "greenest" animals around. From adapting to harsh environments like the Andes, their soft foot pads (rather than hooves) leave the terrain undamaged and compared to other grazing animals, they need very little food and water, greatly decreasing their eco-footprint.
When it comes to shearing Alpacas, it's a completely harmless, painless process that is often very helpful to their overall comfort level. In the Andes, their annual "haircut" will occur in the Spring when weather warms up, and late fall in the Northern Hemisphere.
Nau is a strong, community-driven brand that values people as much as the environment. They donate 2% (more than $200,000 over the last decade) of every sale to Partners for Change organizations who create a long-standing, positing impact on the environment, urban centers, the global economy, and people in need.
One of Nau's Partners for Change is The Conservation Alliance, who focuses on preserving endangered waters and wild lands in North America. Another is Mercy Corps. They put their energy towards providing aid, community education, and refuge for suffering and oppressed. The last, and third Partner for Change is People for Bikes, an organization uniting people, businesses, and communities to participate in bike riding, thus helping out the environment, getting fit, and having more fun.
Their high quality, luxurious alpaca wool can be traced back to the Peruvian farmers who hold high fair trade practices and social justice.
Hand Wash Cold, Lay Flat to Dry