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100% alpaca sweater jacket, 'Stripe Celebration' (Peru)

Artisan Ana Fernandez of Peru designs this button-front 100% alpaca wool knit sweater jacket. The cardigan features multi-colored vertical stripes and a subtle palette of variegated yarn including lavender, gold and soft blue, plus coconut shell buttons etched with a flower motif and two front pockets. About her work, the artisan says, "For me, designing is a fusion of ideas. I blend fashion trends with my own favorite sources of inspiration, which are Victorian texa fusion of ideas. I blend fashion trends with my own favorite sources of inspiration, which are Victorian textiles and our Peruvian culture. I love designing apparel of alpaca wool and cotton because this really makes a contribution to society. It lets me give jobs to local people, especially women who want to get ahead and move to central Peru seeking a better future. read more