Zady sweater fiber spun in Peru and knit in New York | Kala Eyewear Glasses made in the USA
I got the perfect sweater from Zady about a month ago and I haven't really been able to take it off since. If you live in New York like I do, you know that a week ago it was freezing! Paired with a jacket this sweater keeps you warm enough in the New York cold, but it's also lightweight enough to wear during the first few months of spring without a jacket. Is it finally here!? The sweater is endlessly comfortable and can be easily integrated into any wardrobe.
Zady is an awesome company, I like to refer to them as my "store soul-mate" because we have the same heart for fashion and sustainability. Zady began with a grand vision: to combat the fast-fashion craze by providing a platform for only those companies that care about timeless style and solid construction. They have a webstore where they offer ethically and sustainably made clothing and accessories from various independant designers. What's really cool about Zady's store is that they tell you the story behind each product, so you find out where and how each item is made. They also have their own clothing line that focuses on making really well made items that clearly consider fit and wearability. Their Alpaca Sweater is one of those pieces.
Zady provides consumers with their manufacturing process from start to finish. For this sweater, the alpaca fibers come from flocks of alpacas raised by rural families who live in the same Andean highlands as their ancestors. The families shear the fibers once a year between November and April. Alpaca fiber is the principal source of income for these families. Once shorn, the fiber goes nearby to Arequipa, Peru. There the alpaca fiber is sorted for color and quality and then washed, combed and spun. The cones of the silky fiber are then delivered to be knitted in Farmingdale, New York.
Check out Zady's full collection here.