We were inspired to create a cozy and comforting sweater that felt light and luxurious. We went straight to our friends at Art Atlas in Peru who have been working on beautiful garments, as well as community and economic development for over 12 years.
Art Atlas' founder, Jessica Rodriquez, has been committed to creating the highest quality garments while supporting women and families in her community by creating jobs, daycare, access to health care and domestic abuse counseling and protection through the Fundación Art Atlas. We chose the name Foundation Sweater to acknowledge the amazing work of Art Atlas' foundation (who will receive 44% of all profits generated from the sweater), to recognize the foundation that Jessica and all the amazing women and men who work at Art Atlas are creating in their community.
Made with a light-as-air chain yarn in a natural, un-dyed color, the Foundation Sweater is made from 88% Baby Alpaca with 12% Silk. Why Alpaca? Alpaca is one of the world's luxury fibers. Soft and extremely warm, it is carefully regulated and sustainably farmed, following centuries of local tradition. Baby Alpaca, the finest and softest fibers, are hypoallergenic and particularly good at insulating without excess weight.
The Foundation Sweater, the softest lightest sweater you'll never want to take off. Baby Alpaca in a knitted chain yarn creates incredible warmth and softness without bulk or weight. The natural fiber is undyed, sustainable, and fairly traded. Made in Peru by Art Atlas, each sweater is knitted by women artisans who work in a strong, female-led community of makers. 44% of the net proceeds from this sweater will be donated to their internal non-profit, Fundación Art Atlas, working on empowering their community through childcare, education, job training and economic development since 2008.