More Than 20,000 People Signed Up to Get This Cozy, Under-$100 Sweater
This story originally appeared on InStyle.com.
Close on the heels of its most recent ReNew collection launch — a totally virgin plastic-free line of outerwear — Everlane has just released an environmentally-conscious product that’s cozy, luxurious, and ethically sound.
The Oversized Alpaca Crew is the brand’s most buttery soft knit yet and it’s miraculously only $95. How do they do it? Alpaca wool, which is shorn from the Peru-native animal and twisted into loose yarns, is one of the softest materials available for use in apparel and home goods. The extra-long individual fibers have fewer ends that poke into your skin for an ultra-soft feeling, and the high lanolin content provides excellent warmth.
We’re huge fans of this fabric and not just because we’re suckers for comfort. Alpaca wool is more sustainable than its closest relative, cashmere. Alpaca farms have a much lower environmental impact than cashmere-producing facilities — so you can feel good wearing it in more ways than one.
Everlane’s first foray into the material is a sweater that comes in six gorgeous fall shades, and at $95 costs $5 less than its cashmere sweater. Try the impossibly soft fabric for yourself in Tang, Heather Grey, Heather Blue, Charcoal, Cool Pink, or Black.