The Sherpa Vest comes in two materials: merino wool or a recycled polyester/hemp blend.
The merino wool is an exciting new fabric we sourced from Japan. It has a knit cotton backing with soft luxurious merino wool sherpa on top (so fluffy!). It feels lightweight but is very warm. The warmth comes from the thermal quality of the wooly fleece top layer. Only comes in natural, hand wash and lay flat to dry. Since the fabric needs to be sourced from Japan timelines for this piece are a bit longer. Made to order, expect wool items to be shipped 15 business days from order.
The recycled polyester/hemp blend is made with a sustainable 80% recycled polyester and 20% hemp. This cozy will get softer with wear. It comes in natural and black. Machine washable in cool water and lay flat to dry. Made to order, shipped within 10-15 business days.
The fit for the vest is the same for both materials. With wide arm holes it's a perfect layering piece with our Holly Blouse, Lucinda Blouse, Angelica Dress or Sylvia Dress. Machine washable in cool water and hang to dry.
This ethically produced vest is handmade to order by designer Cynthia Bennett in her Altadena, CA studio. We carefully source our fabrics, doing our best to buy deadstock, natural fibres, organic, recycled and from fair trade and environmentally sustainable factories when possible. All prices in USD.