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Essential Reversible Alpaca Wool-Blend Cardigan

STYLE # 31628
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  • Lightweight, reversible open-front cardigan for easygoing elegance
  • Made from a soft blend of baby alpaca wool, organic cotton, and nylon
  • 27" long, 0.70 pound
  • Pictured models typically wear size XS (2)--see our model index


You get two cozy cardigans in one reversible style with the Essential, a lightweight layer for three-season warmth and casual elegance. Made from a soft blend of Peruvian baby alpaca wool, organic cotton, and nylon, this open-front sweater feels amazing to wear and pairs perfectly with just about everything in your closet.
  • 77% alpaca wool, 21% organic cotton, 2% nylon
  • Open-front style
  • Hand washable

“Baby Alpaca” refers to the fineness of the alpaca wool—not the age of the animal—and is one of the softest grades of alpaca wool, most often compared to Merino wool in feel. Softer, lighter, and warmer than sheep’s wool, baby alpaca wool is naturally water-repellent and a thermal insulator, even when wet. Because alpaca wool contains no lanolin, it’s also hypoallergenic and can be worn next to the skin (it doesn’t cause that “scratchy” feeling in those sensitive to regular wool products). Over 80% of alpaca wool comes from Peru, supporting over 50,000 families living in the Andes mountains; it is widely considered one of the most eco-friendly natural fibers.

27" long, 0.70 pound
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Reviewed by 7 customers
7 of 7 reviews
Chris from Los Angeles
Apr 8, 2024

The feel is great

5 5
Light but substantial. Love it
Marcela from Moorestown, NJ
Dec 1, 2023

Absolutely love it

5 5
Warm, light, stylish
Wendy from Kalispell, MT
Apr 7, 2023

Severe Pilling after very few wears

3 5
Beautiful, warm, cozy. BUT the arms back and sides are pilling badly after only a few wearings... Don't recommend for that reason. It looks awful.
SusuG from NC
Feb 20, 2023

Great Product! Would buy again.

5 5
I love this sweater. It's light and comfortable but very warm on chilly days. Would like to see more colors in this reversible sweater.
Alyce from Charlotte, NC
Feb 1, 2023

Love it but it's pilling

3 5
This sweater is very pretty. I got it in the beige/tan combo. It's versatile and soft and comfortable but I am noticing pilling and I just have a bad feeling about it since it is happening so soon. I've only worn it a few times and I am very careful with how I treat it.
Lou from Spokane
Jan 1, 2023

I love it

5 5
Hangs straight at bottom. Hem
Rich from Salt Kake City
Oct 16, 2022

Love it.

5 5
The Sweater/Jacket was perfect for my lady friend. She loves it. Thanks

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