Pullover Style “Poncho” by WWB – Black

Pullover Style “Poncho” by WWB – Black


Alpaca Poncho-Jumper by Women Weaving Bolivia _ Pullover style.
Everyday fine links poncho in finely knit baby-llama jersey. Great to wear on its own on a cool day or use for a stylish layering piece on a chillier day.

A relatively new fiber on the luxury yarn scene, llama is related to alpaca and shares its quality of lightweight warmth. Baby llama is wonderfully soft and does not itch. It has a fine undercoat which comes in many different colours including white, grey, brown, dark brown, and black. Llama is considered to be a luxurious fibre around 20/21mic; very similar to alpaca.

Material: 100% Baby Llama Wool
Size: Unique
Available in: Black – Grey
Care: Hand wash with baby shampoo

Designed by WW

In stock N/A 0.1 kg , . , .


Weaving Women (Mujeres Tejiendo – WWB)

WWB is a sole proprietor company that started up in 2009. The company designs and sells alpaca and llama fiber knitted garments (clothing and accessories). They sell in the domestic market (Bolivia) at three sales outlets in the city of La Paz and different fairs. Since 2013, WWB has also been exporting to Germany and the US.
WWB works in association with knitting shops that are mostly run by women. The workshops have a variety of knitting machines (domestic manual) of different gauges that they use to knit piecework that is then manually sewn with overlocking machines. It is manual labor and very high quality. It is generally reserved for fine fibers like alpaca and baby llama. WWB products are only made from natural fibers (alpaca and llama) produced in Bolivia.
Mission: WWB seeks to satisfy their customers with garments of natural, luxurious and finely knitted garments of unique and out-of-the ordinary designs. WWB seeks to generate decent work using a model of transparent business and sustained growth.

Cintia started this business in order to generate decent and fair work for women. Being a mother, she values the possibility of working without having to leave home, which is how she started offering work to many women. She also realized that the majority of unemployed women have good manual skills (knitting, macramé, braiding, etc.) and that it would be a good idea to take advantage of that while making some income for them.
She loves to design, even though she has not studied design; it is one of her passions. She loves to work with what’s available (women with their ability and local raw material) and create unusual or different things.

Transparent business refers to the fact that the craftsmen know the cost schedule she uses (material, labor, administrative expense and sales, and profit), and they know how much they earn, what they earn and the sale price of the products to the consumer, and they agree with it.



Using an overlocking machine (double Singer for straps) and different knitting machines depending on the wool (Brother number 10 / Galgaz / another Brother for thick wool). She does some details by hand.

Nely is from the countryside, but she went to El Alto to study. Her parents live in the country and only gave her money for food and school. After high school, Nely worked at knitting. She started learning to knit by hand on her own. She knitted for the cholitas, and at 24 decided to take classes to use machines. Now she continues living in El Alto in a quiet neighborhood with her husband and her two children.

How did she meet Cintia?
She’s been working with Cintia for 6 years and trusts her implicitly. She met Cintia when she was 14 in the town where Nely was born and where Cintia has a family country home. Nely’s parents took care of Cintia’s family home for her parents when they were away. At 17, when she was living and studying in El Alto, she started helping Cintia in her home to earn a little money and be more independent. One day, Cintia suggested that they do a WWB project. They first tried with a sweater that Cintia designed and Nely made. They wanted to do something different than what was being sold on La Paz’s tourist streets.

Cintia explains what she wants to produce, and Nely, who is quite capable, makes the sample.
She likes working the designs on tape.
She works at home which allows her to care for her children.
She learned to make more contemporary designs adapted to foreign demand.
She learned to use the knitting machine.
Nely only works with Cintia and does not wish to work at an El Alto or La Paz textile company where she would be exploited and wouldn’t have freedom.


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