Photo courtesy of Maria Luisa Boutique
1. Maria Luisa Boutique supports handmade, fair-trade, and eco-friendly makers, and gives back to the community with an annual scholarship fund.
Cashmere dress topper, $149
77 S. Broadway, Nyack
Photo courtesy of Ekologic
2. Every item in Ekologic’s clothing and accessory line is hand-cut and sewn in its Troy studios by recycling post-consumer cashmere garments.
Women’s Pepper sweater, $248; Onion hat, $72; men’s Jackson sweater, $380–$480
Photo by Tina Harp
3. Tina Harp owns Mountain Yarns Fiber Arts Studio, a self-described “school for fiber junkies” in the Catskills. In addition to teaching fiber craft, Harp has a store where you can linger over the creations.
Turid’s Norwegian Sweater (100 percent wool), $250
560 Rt 42, Shandaken
Photo courtesy of Style Hounds
4. Your best little friend needs to keep warm during winter walkies. Try a doggie sweater by Style Hounds, hand-knit by women in Bolivia. Style Hounds also sells knit-kits and patterns.
Reindeer in the Woods alpaca sweater, $75–$150
Photo provided by Alicia Adams Alpaca.
5. Alicia Adams Alpaca cares for a herd of more than 200 Suri alpacas. Once a year, their fur is shorn and processed into the yarn that makes beautiful clothing and textiles.
Boys Damien sweater, $495; men’s knit shirt, $295
3262 Franklin Ave, Millbrook