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Winter is coming, and Milkwood — a New York City-based knitwear line — is making really great sweaters that you won’t want to take off until spring.
Since announcing itself on Instagram this summer and launching an e-commerce site in September, the brand has already gained its fair share of buzz, and for good reason. The debut collection is made up of cozy sweaters, cardigans, hats, and scarves that are 100 percent Peruvian Highland wool and come in a range of neutral tones like beige, coal, camel, and that pink.
The label works with Pacomarca to ethically source its super-soft alpaca and sheep’s wool. Domestically, the brand offers full- and part-time opportunities to the wide range of artisans — from New York City fashion students to retirees who have been perfecting their work for decades — that hand-knit every piece. “The skill and dedication they bring to their craft is the reason for our success,” the company shares on its website.
Prices aren’t cheap (a lot of the sweaters are over $300), but they will keep you warm for years. Here, a few of our favorites, including one giant scarf that can easily double as a blanket.