KUSIKUY lets you explore, play, celebrate, discover and relax.
Hand knit with love, blessings, and joy.
By amazing indigenous artists across the Bolivian Andes.
INTRODUCING THE BEST ALPACA SWEATER COLLECTION
Meticulously hand knit cable sweaters made by Bolivian artists using only the very best, super-fine alpaca fleece. A ll are Fair Trade and come with a $20 buy-back program. Sweaters arrive gift boxed and signed by the artist.
Color: Browns and greys are natural heathered shades. Reds are a grey/maroon mix. The maroon is professionally dyed in accordance with strict European standards using top-of-the-line wastewater management.
Form fitted hip-length beauty.
Swingy and springy cardigan with dramatic cable design. Fastened closed with a hand carved wooden toggle button.
Features an adjustable cowl neck and extra high ribbed cuffs for a dramatic flair and comfort.
Light knit for the softest drape and ultimate style. Form-shaping ribbed midsection. Falls to below hips for easy pairing with jeans or leggings.
THE BEST HOMESPUN ALPACA
Pure alpaca fleece is hand harvested and hand spun on drop spindles before being hand knit into these rustic treasures. Sweater includes extra hand crocheted trim, hand carved wood buttons, and is brushed with a "chaqrana" for a softer knapp.
MORE ABOUT KUSIKUY
KUSIKUY is Fair Trade, eco-ethical, and committed to making our world a better place. So you can feel good knowing that you are making a difference too.
KUSIKUY knitters are paid a professional, living wage, engage in profit sharing with the company, and receive free learning and development classes.
We buy back old knits, giving you $40 store credit, and make them into sweaters for orphans. We bring computers and books to the orphans as well.
Our products are 100% guaranteed – for 10 years! …Alpaca lasts for hundreds of years.
And we preserve culture, language and create economies where they are most needed – personally working directly with over 200 women knitters and alpaca herders in the rural Bolivian countryside.
KUSIKUY means “Make Yourself Happy” in Quechua – the native language spoken by the knitters. So wear KUSIKUY and make yourself happy.
All KUSIKUY products are 100% satisfaction guaranteed and custom hand knit to exact size dimensions.
Risks and challenges
This project is pretty low risk. We have a long history of working in Bolivia, a strong relationship with the knitters and are very good at keeping production on time. This is also our 2nd Kickstarter so we are familiar with that process too.
However - risks could be delays in production or shipping due to weather or tracking issues (we had this happen once last year with FedEx). If that does happen, we will keep you 100% informed of all efforts and updates until the issue has been resolved.
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