Fair Trade Baby Alpaca Sweater Dress - Sweaters - Women

Fair Trade Baby Alpaca Sweater Dress

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Item  03830

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Fair Trade Baby Alpaca Sweater Dress
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Item  03830
$139.90

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$139.90
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Understatedly spectacular. Cashmere-soft baby alpaca creates a true heirloom quality dress that you can feel great about wearing. The soft-draping knit is lightweight and just the slightest bit sheer – the perfect layer of warmth over a cami and tights.

  • 100% baby alpaca sweater knit
  • Dry clean
  • Boat neck
  • Wide welt sleeve cuffs and bottom hem
  • 36-inch length (size Medium)
  • Gently shaped fit
  • Fairly made in Lima, Peru
Fair Indigo Premium Materials
Contrary to what its name may suggest, baby alpaca comes from the softest underbelly area of adult alpacas. It’s stunningly soft and lightweight, but also stronger than sheep’s wool. Baby alpaca is free of the lanolin found in wool so it’s hypoallergenic and less prone to pilling. In addition, it’s up to seven times warmer than wool while being more breathable because of distinctive microscopic air pockets found in the fibers.
 
How does it do good?
The most well-known luxury wool – cashmere - has become environmentally disastrous and heavily reliant on factory farms. Our alpaca, by contrast, is sustainably herded in the Andes Mountains where families have been tending their herds in the same time-honored methods for hundreds of years. The garments are knit in a small fair trade workshop where workers are paid fairly and treated with respect and dignity.
Sizing & Fit

To ensure you get the best fit for your body type and fit preference, use the charts below. For best results, measure over undergarments at fullest part of your bust, at the natural bend in your waist (usually an inch or two above your belly button), and at the fullest part of your hip.

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Gently shaped - slightly fitted silhouette. The feminine shape accentuates your waist without being tight or clingy.

  • Bust : XS: 31.5,S: 33.5, M: 35.5, L: 38, XL: 41
  • Waist : XS: 30.5,S: 32.5, M: 34.5, L: 37, XL: 40
  • Length : XS: 35,S: 35.5, M: 36, L: 36.5, XL: 37.25
Reviews

Customer Reviews 5 item(s)

Love 100% alpaca. Too thin and large.
Fair Indigo's 100% alpaca and 100% cotton clothes are truly wonderful. However, I was disappointed with the sweater dress as it is quite thin and both the xs and s were overall too large on me: 5ft 3" 107lb. Price was too high to keep with poor fit. According to the sizing chart, the xs should have fit.
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Review by Emi / (Posted on 4/27/2017)
Beautiful dress
This is a beautiful, well-made dress. It is light-weight, but I did not find it to be sheer, as some other reviewers did. It is not see-thru and no slip underneath is needed unless it is too tight for you in places. That said, I am 5'8'' and 128 pounds, so I am fairly skinny and no bust to speak of. I can imagine that a large busted women might have a problem with seeing thru that area if it is tight there.
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Review by Denise / (Posted on 1/15/2017)
Beautifully made but too transparent
I really wanted to love this dress -- from the previous reviews, I assumed I would! They're right that it's really soft and looks gorgeous. The problem I had, beyond a little clinginess (all me, not the dress) was that it's somewhat transparent, at least in the burgundy color. I tried it with a long-underwear top underneath, but the neck of the shirt showed a bit under the dress's wide neck -- to make this work, I would need a full slip, I think. And so, very very reluctantly, I am returning it.
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Review by Karen / (Posted on 12/4/2016)
Cozy and pretty
I bought this dress last year and loved it. So glad to see it back again and in new colors! Soft, warm, good shape for my 5'9" size 16 (I bought an XL)
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Review by Ean / (Posted on 10/28/2016)
Beautifully made, wonderful on my sensitive skin
When I got this in the mail, I was amazed by how absolutely beautiful it was in person! The details with the stitching on the dress is beautiful and amazing. The quality is superb, exceeding all of my expectations and then some :) I love it! It is so comfortable, and looks great! I have extremely sensitive skin, and my skin is easily irritated by wool and many sweaters. Since it's pure baby alpaca, this dress is so soft! Because of my very sensitive skin, I wear a fair trade t-shirt beneath it, just to be safe (but you can't even tell I'm wearing it beneath - the quality of the dress allows it to form around the undershirt inconspicuously). But even with my arms touching the material, they are itch-free. That like never happens - so awesome! This is a comfortable, classy dress that's great for work or going out. At 5'5" with my weight on higher end of average, the medium looks great and fits perfectly. My favorite dress I've ever bought by far! Love, love, love it.
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Review by Brooke W. / (Posted on 1/8/2016)

organic clothing and baby giftsThis is Silvia

You're the reason Silvia is smiling. Purchasing this style not only lifts up workers like Silvia with a living wage and a safe workplace, it also helps support small family-run organic cotton farms in Peru. Look good. Feel good. Do good.

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