We have had such great response to the drape and shape of our best-selling woman’s alpaca Kasode jacket that we created a sleeveless version. With the same sought-after pockets and buttons from Perfect Buttons, the Sleeveless Kasode is a beautiful alternative to the full Kasode.
The Sleeveless Kasode, like its sleeved sister, fits at the shoulders and hangs loosely with a front diagonal opening, falling just below the hips. As such, this sophisticated style flatters most figure types.
We searched everywhere to find a unique spring like fabric. We found it when we hand-dyed a cotton/rayon blend floral fabric a rich turquoise the color of a New Mexico sky. We then felted it onto luxurious, lightweight alpaca. The result is a stunning, very feminine version of the Sleeveless Kasode we call Turquoise Spring.
Another of the beautiful, one-of-a-kind buttons from Perfect Buttons creates an eye-catching closure with a turquoise braided frog. Perfect for spring and fall, when cool evenings demand something lightweight to ward off the chill. Imagine yourself in front of an outdoor fire pit, surrounded by friends and marveling at the sunset. You might catch a flash of this very turquoise as the sun descends.
Most of our jacket fabrics are made from 80% alpaca from our herd and 20% merino wool from other US herds. We hand felt our fabrics at our ranch in our fabric design center using an American-made FeltLOOM. We also use hand-dyed fabrics to create unique looks. The black, grey, fawn, brown and white fabrics you see are the natural colors of our herd, which we breed and raise for their highest quality, luxurious alpaca fleece.
The lightweight, almost airy feel of our inner wear fabrics come from a single layer of felted alpaca. Inner weight can be worn on cool days, or inside in air-conditioned environments, without the wearer overheating. Outer weight fabrics are thicker, with three layers of felted alpaca, but with the lack of bulk that alpaca is known for. Outer weight is suitable for cooler temperatures, and without the bulk of thicker wool fabrics or down feathers.
We embellish some of our fabrics using hand-dyed yarns and silks. When we seek out unusual and creative buttons, clasps and other embellishments for our alpaca jackets, we source them from local handcrafters wherever possible. Each jacket is unique; no two are alike.
We design our alpaca winter jackets to show off these one-of-a-kind fabrics and have local talented seamstresses hand sew each item we sell. Now, you can purchase U.S. handmade alpaca garments, accessories and fabrics right here, in the United States, under our Whispirit label.