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Share the LOVE!   Order your "enamorados" custom hand knit sweaters now, receive  hand signed holiday gift cards and free Valentines Day delivery (February 14, 2018).  http://www.kusikuy.com
Share the LOVE!   Order your "enamorados" custom hand knit sweaters now, receive  hand signed holiday gift cards and free Valentines Day delivery (February 14, 2018).  http://www.kusikuy.com
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Best alpaca sweater, ever. Eco-soft, versatile, blessed.

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KUSIKUY lets you explore, play, celebrate, discover and relax.

Hand knit with love, blessings, and joy.

 By amazing indigenous artists across the Bolivian Andes.

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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. 

Homespun accessories available in natural greys and browns.  Sweater is available in brown, grey or creme
Homespun accessories available in natural greys and browns. Sweater is available in brown, grey or creme

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. 

KUSIKUY partners with Reader to Reader to bring children computers and books.
KUSIKUY partners with Reader to Reader to bring children computers and books.

 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.

100% hand knit with knitting needles and love.
100% hand knit with knitting needles and love.

KUSIKUY means “Make Yourself Happy” in Quechua – the native language spoken by the knitters. So wear KUSIKUY and make yourself happy.

GIFT BOXING

Product is delivered in personalized gift boxes, always. Free shipping worldwide for all regular backers and nationally for Early Bird supporters.
Product is delivered in personalized gift boxes, always. Free shipping worldwide for all regular backers and nationally for Early Bird supporters.

 

KUSIKUY founder and CEO, Dr. Tamara Stenn
KUSIKUY founder and CEO, Dr. Tamara Stenn

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 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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    Early Bird Homespun Alpaca Hat

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    Special thank you for you early supporters - $20 off the regular $45 glitten. Hand spun, hand knit 100% pure alpaca fleece fingerless texting gloves with attached flip back top that turns them into snuggly mittens. Made of pure, rustic alpaca. Imbued with love and blessings. Gift boxed and signed by the artist. FREE shipping in the US.

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    Early Bird Homespun Alpaca Sweater

    Special thank you for you early supporters - $60 off the regular $150 sweater. Women's hand spun, hand knit and hand carded 100% pure alpaca fleece cardigan sweater. Decorative crochet details. Hand carved wooden buttons Rustic and chic all at once. Gift boxed and siged by the artist. Natural brown, creme or grey. All sizes. FREE shipping in the US.

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    Homespun Alpaca Sweater

    Women's hand spun, hand knit and hand carded 100% pure alpaca fleece cardigan sweater. Decorative crochet details. Hand carved wooden buttons Rustic and chic all at once. Gift boxed and siged by the artist. Natural brown, creme or grey. All sizes. FREE shipping worldwide.

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    Early Bird Ultimate Man's Alpaca Sweater

    Special thank you for you early supporters - $100 off the regular $350 sweater. Meticulously hand knit cable sweater made by Bolivian artists using only the very best, super-fine 100% pure alpaca fleece. A Fair Trade sweater with a $20 buy-back program. Gift boxed and signed by the artist. Colors: reds, browns or greys. All men's sizes. FREE shipping in the US.

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    Early Bird Rupenzel Cardigan

    Special thank you for you early supporters - $100 off the regular $350 sweater. Meticulously hand cardigan sweater with dramatic cable designs made by Bolivian artists using only the very best, super-fine 100% pure alpaca fleece. A Fair Trade sweater with a $20 buy-back program. Gift boxed and signed by the artist. Colors: reds, browns or greys. All women's sizes. FREE shipping in the US.

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    The Ultimate Man's Alpaca Sweater

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    The Silhouette Cable

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    The Cowl Cable

    Meticulously hand knit cable sweater with adjustable cowl neck, made by Bolivian artists using only the very best, super-fine 100% pure alpaca fleece. A Fair Trade sweater with a $20 buy-back program. Gift boxed and signed by the artist. Colors: reds, browns or greys. All women's sizes. FREE shipping worldwide.

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    Early Bird Inca Coat

    Special thank you for you early supporters - $100 off the regular $450 coat. Meticulously hand knit elegant sweater coat with double knit 100% pure alpaca, tuck-in pockets and full sleeves for easy on and off. Made by Bolivian artists using only the very best, super-fine alpaca fleece. A Fair Trade sweater with a $20 buy-back program. Gift boxed and signed by the artist. Colors: reds, browns or greys. All women's sizes. FREE shipping in the US.

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    The Inca Coat

    Meticulously hand knit elegant sweater coat with double knit alpaca, tuck-in pockets and full sleeves for easy on and off. Made by Bolivian artists using only the very best, super-fine 100% pure alpaca fleece. A Fair Trade sweater with a $20 buy-back program. Gift boxed and signed by the artist. Colors: reds, browns or greys. All women's sizes. FREE shipping worldwide.

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    Meet the Knitters & get a sweater

    Come join us in Bolivia as we work with the knitters and herders who make the beautiful KUSIKUY sweaters. Get a personal fitting, choose your colors, meet your knitter, and have a custom hand knit, 100% alpaca, KUSIKUY sweater made just for you.
    See Inca ruins, participate in shamanic blessings, and learn the Andean ways! Includes a personal guided week of travel through the Andes Mountains, with housing, meals and activities. Airfare to Bolivia not included. Flexible travel time: May - July 2018. Maximum 6 people.

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