Alpaca Wrap Cardigan, Sand
The furry Alpaca Wrap Cardigan is made from incredibly soft and warm alpaca wool. An exceptionally large proportion of wool in the knit makes for great quality. The wrap-model cardigan provides a relaxed silhouette, featuring a dropped shoulder and roomy sleeves. The long ribbons at the waist can be tied at the front or back, looped once or twice, and allow adjusting for a perfect fit for everybody. A gap in the side seam is intended for the knitted belt ribbon to pass through. Ribbing finishes the sleeves. The color is classically stylish and elegant Sand, which complements many skin tones beautifully.
The Alpaca Wrap Cardigan is a wonderfully versatile piece that works great as a simple top to match favorite bottoms or paired with dresses and shirts for a layered look.
- 89% superfine alpaca wool, 11% polyamide
- Sizes: XS/S & M/L
- Manufactured in Estonia
The model wears a size M/L. We recommend selecting your usual size. This is a highly adjustable product, and size M/L also provides a good fit for customers generally wearing XL.
Please refer to the Size Guide for help. We advise using the hip measurement when selecting the best size.
In fittings with the Kaiko team neighboring sizes provided a good fit for many of us, depending on the style. The cardigan provides a more feminine look in a smaller, more fitted size, whereas a more relaxed fit with a larger size suited an oversized look better. We also tried wearing the cardigan backwards, and really liked the resulting boat neckline and open back.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE OF YOUR ALPACA KNITS:
Properly maintained, the knit will last good for a very long time. It is recommended to wash alpaca knits by hand and dry them flat. Air out the knit to freshen it up while avoiding unnecessary washes.
About production and ecologyThe fabrics that Kaiko uses are manufactured and Kaiko's products are sewn in Portugal. The GOTS certified cotton we use is grown in Turkey where it is also spun into yarn. Some of our garments contain recycled polyester in order to reduce the carbon footprint of the manufacturing process. We use recycled polyester made from used plastic bottles. We at Kaiko are continuously striving to find even more ecological alternatives to use alongside our current materials.
Organic cottonKaiko uses organically grown GOTS certified cotton. The organic cotton tricot and jersey fabrics that we use feel lovely on your skin. They withstand wearing and washing without losing their shape or softness.
We want our clothes to be worn often and particularly the clothes for small kids should be comfortable to wear. That is why elastane is incorporated in the material of some of our garments. It helps clothes fit better and makes them stretchier and thus more comfortable.
Cashmere is a luxurious and soft material but it is also delicate and needs good care. With proper care, it will last for years to come. Cashmere wool is one of the warmest natural fibres. This is thanks to the fluffiness of the fibre, which creates small pockets of air that provide insulation. Because of this softness and fluffiness, cashmere knitwear pills easily. This is a feature though, not a flaw, and with good care the elegant look of your garment is restored. As the fibres set over time, the pilling will decrease.
Linen unionThe material of our garments made of linen union (50% linen, 50% organic cotton) combines the lustre of linen and the softness of organic cotton. This natural material will just get better and softer as you wash it and wear it and it feels lovely on your skin.
Recycled polyesterOur jersey that contains recycled polyester is similar to Kaiko's traditional cotton jersey. In addition to organic cotton and elastane, the material of some jersey garments also contains recycled polyester, which enhances the durability of the fabric. The use of recycled polyester reduces the environmental impact of the garment.
LyocellLyocell is a regenerated fibre made of wood cellulose. The manufacturing process is similar to that of viscose but the solvents used in making lyocell are non-toxic, organic compounds. Lyocell is thus a more ecological alternative to viscose. Manufacturing lyocell requires significantly less water than making cotton. Lyocell is soft and it hangs beautifully. It is breathable and feels lovely on your skin. Also, it does not build up static electricity. Lyocell is a biodegradable material.
RubberThe elastic bands in our products are made of natural rubber i.e. latex.
Care instructionsPlease check the washing label of your new garment before washing and follow the care instructions. You can wash most of our garments in 40 degrees Celsius. We do not recommend tumble drying as it may cause colours to fade and increase shrinkage.
We recommend washing without fabric softeners and with similar colours. After washing, it is good to reshape the garment slightly whilst damp. With items that contain Lyocell, we recommend you use a wash bag and, if necessary, iron the garment from the inside after washing and drying. For tights, we recommend hand washing and reshaping whilst damp.
Particularly garments with prints should be turned inside out before washing. Do note that the hook-and-loop and zip fasteners on garments may damage other items in the laundry. Garments may shrink in the first wash by 5–8% depending on the item.
It is good to remove possible stains right when they occur but we recommend treating stains at least before putting the garment in the washing machine. However, prolonged soaking in cool water may be damaging to prints and colours.
You can – and it is good to – lengthen the interval at which you wash particularly women's garments by airing them after use.
Kaiko directs 7% of the profit of all sold clothing to educate women in Nepal. Our charity partner is Women's Bank that develops, expands and strengthens local women's institutions that promote social, economic and cultural rights in the region. Together with our customers, we've been able to donate over 28 000 € to the Women’s Bank’s cooperatives’ program in Lalitpur, Nepal.