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Blue Alpaca Cardigan

This cozy cardigan is hand-knit in Peru from alpaca fiber by artisans working with our fair trade partner Allpa.


  • 100% alpaca fiber
  • 28L (at the center back when lying flat) x 33.5W (when measured from arm opening to arm opening across the shoulders) Arm openings: 7.75L inches
  • Handcrafted in Peru

SKU: 6109170


Allpa is named for a Quechua Indian word that means "earth." Allpa is a Peruvian craft trading company providing marketing assistance to artisan groups and family workshops throughout Peru. In addition, Allpa provides technical help, product development advice, skills training, tools and appropriate equipment to artisans. Artisans can access short-term and mid-term loans to improve infrastructure and their workshops. Allpa works with families located in Cusco, Ayacucho, Chulucanas, Cajamarca and Huancavelica as well as Shipibo people living in the Amazon rainforest area of Pucalepa. For most of these people, craft production is a sole source of income.Allpa began active work as an alternative trading organization in 1986. Ten Thousand Villages has purchased products from Allpa since 1988.

Welcome to our global maker-to-market movement where, together with 20,000 artisans, we ignite social change. We create opportunities for individuals, families, and communities in developing countries to thrive through strong relationships, fair wages, safe working conditions, and sustainable practices.