Alpaca sweater

£ 96

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What if I want to exchange?

Don't be ashamed of that! Sweaters are hand-knitted and vary and people are different, so there's always a chance that there's no match.

If you want to make an exchange, just send us an email at You will then receive a mailing label so you don't have any costs or hassle.

The importance

Knitwear is the coffee farmers' way out of extreme poverty. Every time you buy from us, you're ensuring the survival of a hardworking Burundian family trying to make a living as coffee farmers. But it takes our help when we're talking about the world's poorest country (2022).

Beautiful and climate-friendly

Our fluffy alpaca wool blend is exactly how we want it to be. Fluffy enough to snuggle up in on those early mornings. Alpaca is the best source of wool. It is gentle in its environment, drinks very little water and eats only the outer twigs over a large area. The wool is the most temperate wool of all. So it's perfect for our changeable weather. It also holds up to 40% of its own weight in water without losing its ability to keep you warm. The yarn for the sweaters is brushed wool with alpaca wool and sheep's wool as well as some polyamide or nylon to give the products durability for many uses.

Either our wool is deadstock and should have been burned. Alternatively, we have built our own wool composition with a little recycled polyamide and biodegradable alpaca/wool.

We are a slowfashion brand: higher quality; timeless designs, smaller production and no machines.


The Alpaca sweater is hand knitted. The size may vary from time to time. We have asked the knitters to aim for the following measurements: 55 cm. wide and 54 cm. long. The sleeves are slightly longer than the usual sweaters.

It's one size - since people have individual tastes and we don't want to dictate who it fits - whether it should be worn tight or loose.

Washing instructions

We always recommend that you hand wash and tumble dry our products. The wool is basically self-cleaning and you can hang it out dry in your bathroom in the steam after a shower.


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A hand-knitted sweater is self-help

In order for a style to be included in the Coffee Beanies range, it must meet certain requirements:

  • there are many "labour-hours" in the product which gives the woman a lot of work.
  • there is new learning, so the woman can become more skilled and start selling things for the home market herself.
  • it's a fairly easy recipe so we can invite more new women on board for a job.
  • will it disturb the balance at home unnecessarily or can she continue to look after her children and do field work in the mornings.

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