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Men's V Neck Alpaca Blend Sweater, 'Orcopampa Midnight'

Product ID: U20692

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Men's V Neck Alpaca Blend Sweater, 'Orcopampa Midnight'

This item is available for pre-order and will ship within 2 to 8 weeks. Learn More

Available in 2 to 8 weeks. Learn More

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This handsome black pullover with a tall braided v-neck is an original design by the women from Orkocraft Artisan Association. Knitted of a warm alpaca blend, this sweater for men features grey accents.

Made in Peru

  • 50% alpaca, 45% acrylic, 5% wool
  • Textile softness: Soft -- this item has been made with natural fibers that are soft to the touch
  • Dry clean or hand wash in cold water
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • 0.43 kgs
  • 0.9 lbs
  • S: 63.5 cm Length (from high-point shoulder) x 91.4 cm Bust/chest x 81.3 cm Sleeve (center neck to cuff)
  • S: 25" Length (from high-point shoulder) x 36" Bust/chest x 32" Sleeve (center neck to cuff)
  • M: 66 cm Length (from high-point shoulder) x 101.6 cm Bust/chest x 83.8 cm Sleeve (center neck to cuff)
  • M: 26" Length (from high-point shoulder) x 40" Bust/chest x 33" Sleeve (center neck to cuff)
  • L: 68.6 cm Length (from high-point shoulder) x 111.8 cm Bust/chest x 86.4 cm Sleeve (center neck to cuff)
  • L: 27" Length (from high-point shoulder) x 44" Bust/chest x 34" Sleeve (center neck to cuff)
  • XL: 71.1 cm Length (from high-point shoulder) x 119.4 cm Bust/chest x 88.9 cm Sleeve (center neck to cuff)
  • XL: 28" Length (from high-point shoulder) x 47" Bust/chest x 35" Sleeve (center neck to cuff)
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Orkocraft Artisan Association

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Artfully crafted by Orkocraft Artisan Association from Andes.

 

Meet the Artist

Orkocraft Artisan Association

Orkocraft Artisan Association

"We are in an area where men are supposed to work and women to stay at home and look after their children, so when we first started Orkocraft it was difficult to get them to join us."

Orkocraft Artisan Association was founded in March of 2009 by enthusiastic women from different communities in the... Orcopampa district of the Castilla province of the Arequipa department at 3800 meters above sea level. Orcopampa is a mining community and Orkocraft was created as an economic alternative to mining with a view of being self-sustainable.

Weaving is an ancestral craft in Orcopampa and it has usually been practiced by women who are also responsible for planting and looking after farm animals. The women of Orkocraft are to be admired for they have a unique gift for balancing motherhood, weave and being leaders in their communities.

The women of Orkocraft share something in common: they were taught to knit by their mothers and grandmothers with love and care, and they used to work together, as a family. They decided to continue to knit because they do not want this art form to disappear, and so they've taken more training on designing.

"We are in an area where men are supposed to work and women to stay at home and look after their children, so when we first started Orkocraft it was difficult to get them to join us," recalls a spokesperson for the association. "We would often see women walking around the workshop to find out what it is that we do while trying not to be seen by their husbands. With time they lost their fear when the desire to learn became stronger and they rebelled (as they say) and joined us. They enjoy growing professionally and contribute to their families’ finances.

"That was the biggest challenge we faced: being able to convince women from the different communities and in turn, that they could convince their families they had been offered an opportunity to work and earn an income doing something with their hands, something they are very skilled at doing."

The women of Orkocraft share something else, they enjoy playing volleyball and soccer, so they organize different championships among their communities which they enjoy along with their families. They also go to gender issues workshops where they are free to talk and which are designed to foster self-esteem and develop leadership qualities.

Their efforts are bearing fruits and they are highly motivated, which encourages them to put their hearts into their knitting. Thanks to the training they have undergone their products are of a high quality. They specialize in alpaca apparel and accessories with innovative designs using traditional techniques. This empowers their sense of identity.

Through Orkocraft the women have an opportunity to share their art and history, especially since their products are made with passion and expertise.

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WOMEN S M L XL XXL
4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
BUST 35 - 36 37 - 38 39 - 41 42 - 44 46 - 48
WAIST 27 - 28 29 - 30 31 - 33 34 - 36 38 - 40
HIPS 37 - 38 39 - 40 42 - 43 45 - 46 49 - 50
MEN S M L XL XXL
CHEST 36 - 38 39 - 41 42 - 44 46 - 48 50 - 52
WAIST 30 - 32 32 - 34 35 - 37 38 - 41 43 - 45
NECK 14 - 14.5 15 - 15.5 16 - 16.5 17 - 17.5 18 - 18.5
SLEEVE 32.5 33.5 34.5 35.5 36.5
FINDING YOUR SIZE

Take your measurements with the tape measure over your under garments. If your measurements fall between sizes you may prefer the next larger size. Inseam, skirt and dress lengths vary by style and will be listed in the item description. Our sweaters are knit in standard American sizes, however actual measurements vary by style.

BUST / CHEST

Measure around the fullest part of chest under the arms and over the shoulder blades keeping the tape measure level.

WAIST

Measure around the smallest part of the waist keeping the tape measure comfortably loose. Most garments use the low waist measurement noted below.

LOW WAIST

Measure around the body approximately 1.5" below the natural waist (above). This is the area where most pants and skirts actually fit.

HIPS

Standing with your heels together, measure around the fullest part of the body approx 7"-8" below the waist.

NECK

Measure around the base of the neck keeping the tape measure comfortably loose.

SLEEVE

Bend elbow slightly and starting at the center back of the neck, measure across the shoulder, to the elbow and down to the wrist.

INSEAM

Our standard inseam length for women is 32" and 34" for men; however inseam measurements will vary slightly by style.

 

Belts with buckles are measured in inches that correspond to a waist size however, most people do not wear belts on the waist, they wear them closer to the hips. A buckle belt measurement is take from the end of the "pin" of the buckle to the middle hole on the belt. Generally there are 5 holes for size adjustment, with a 1" space between each, so the middle hole will the be average size of the belt.

For at tie belt (no buckle) measure the belt portion end to end and half of the tie portion. This again is the medium size of the belt.

For a soft fabric tie belt it can be called "1 size fits most" and the entire length of the belt should be measured and listed.

See buckle/tie belt size standards below.

WOMEN S M L XL  
4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
inches 26 - 30 28 - 32 31 - 35 34 - 38 38 - 42
cm 76 - 86 81.5 - 91.5 86.5 - 96.5 91.5 - 101.5 96.5 - 106.5

+/- tolerance: 0.5 inches or 1.25 cm

MEN S M L XL XXL
inches 30 - 34 32 - 36 35 - 39 39 - 43 43 - 47
cm 81.5 - 91.5 86.5 - 96.5 91.5 - 101.5 96.5 - 106.5 109 - 119

+/- tolerance: 0.5 inches or 1.25 cm

Sash tie length

Lay sash/tie out flat away from the garment and measure from end to end.

Belt with buckle

Measure from the end of the pin of the buckle (where it touches the buckle) to the middle hole.

Belt without buckle

Measure from the belt portion end to end and half of the tie portion. This is will give you the medium size of the belt.

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