The Paka sweater is as light as it is warm, and is made by local artisans

Digital Trends
By: Lulu Chang
Photo: Courtesy of Alpaca Culture

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Keeping warm doesn’t have to weigh you down. If you’re being enveloped in the embrace of alpaca wool, you won’t mind that winter is coming. And if you’re in the market for alpaca wool, look no further than Kickstarter, where backers have just made the Paka sweater the most popular fashion campaign currently on the crowdfunding site.

These handmade sweaters promise to make you feel warm and fuzzy in every sense of the word. Not only does the Paka sweater promise to be impossibly soft and comfortable, but the Paka team also depends upon Peruvian weavers who are given the opportunity to multiply their daily earnings eight times over. Indeed, Paka seeks to employ local artists, and in particular, local women. This, the team says, ought to allow “women to move from manual, unskilled labor to skilled, passionate work.” The hope is to help Paka weavers sustain both their heritage and the Inca culture. So when you buy a Paka sweater, you know that you’re buying into tradition and supporting a worthy cause.

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