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Unisex Black Cotton-Blend Socks, 'Paracas'

Product ID: U73142

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Unisex Black Cotton-Blend Socks, 'Paracas'

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Motifs inspired by the pre-Inca Paracas culture adorn these great unisex socks from Peru's Malu and Dieter. The soft, calf-high socks are made from cotton with nylon and a touch of Spandex for a comfortable fit and shape retention.

Fits women's shoe size 7 - 9.5/men's shoe size 6 - 8.5

Made in Peru

  • 75% cotton, 23% nylon, 2% Spandex
  • Machine washable
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
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  • 50 grams
  • 0.1 lbs
  • 44 cm L x 9 cm W
  • 17.25" L x 3.5" W
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Meet the Artist

Artfully crafted by Malu and Dieter from Andes.

 

Meet the Artist

Malu and Dieter

"We are moved by the amount of artistic expressions that one can find in the ancestral cultures of Peru and Latin America; it is a constant discovery."

“We are Malu & Dieter. We consider ourselves creative and dreamy. Malu, my wife, is an administrator by profession; she... practically organizes the company and has an exquisite taste for decoration. I am a born creative and graphic designer, and I am in charge of the development and design of the products.

“We all go through hard times that make you grow as a person. I come from a very simple family of 5 siblings from the middle class of the city. I remember that at one point my parents did not have money to pay for the studies of all my siblings, and I was the one who was given the opportunity at that time because I was the oldest. It was a very hard time for my siblings. In the end, each one was studying as much as my parents could afford, but it was a great effort for my parents. My mother worked at night to help the family, and we all helped her because she cooked and did very well. They were hard times. Now I help my parents, and in some way I try to help my brothers in what I can; we were all able to get ahead. My parents were my influence on Peruvian crafts. At home you always saw an altarpiece or a chipped mate or a backstrap loom, which always caught my attention because of the colors; and I also thought about the great effort and dedication that they required.

“Together with my wife, we created a project that put us on the map of ecological products, with clothes made with organic cotton. Our motivation and inspiration came from the heart, and we made an eco-friendly brand where we were a kind of vanguard of the ancestral culture of Peru. We dream of being able to bring the Andean culture to the world through design and fashion. We are moved by the amount of artistic expressions that one can find in the ancestral cultures of Peru and Latin America; it is a constant discovery. It never ceases to surprise me, and as a designer I am in a constant search for means that allow me to express my art in the best way. We have found a way to do it in clothing; we have ventured into screen printing for t-shirts, socks, caps and other garments.

“The biggest challenge we have faced without a doubt is to create a clothing brand that will become among the top ten of the public's favorite brands. It was an effort from nothing that was faced together with my wife, brothers and friends. For me, the greatest school was the street. As a designer I could stick with a drawing board, but curiosity led me to get to know how things are done. I was not content with just looking; so I would develop jewelry, sewing, drawing, stamping and embroidery. I incorporated these aspects into my life, for the simple emotion of capturing what is in one’s mind.

“Obviously, when you do something avant-garde, you need the approval of the people who in the end are the ones who decide with their purchase. It is the end user that aligns you towards mastery. The socks, for example, are an avant-garde version of the typical alpaca leg warmers that one can buy in all artisan markets. This and the other products that we endeavor to make have hours of design and analysis, where one must respect the essence of our culture.

“What we like the most is the adaptation process that one has to do so that the source of inspiration ends up in a design for a garment. It is a process that takes a lot of analysis so that it works in the garment and at the same time respects the essence of the source. We are inspired by pre-Columbian art, in expressions such as the sculpture of Chavín, the Tocapus Incas, the colorful hallucinations of the Paracas designs, the Huari iconography, the Cusqueños waist looms, the Mapuche looms, and the geoglyphs along the Andean American coastline from Colombia to Chile.”

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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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