Handspun Wool Tambo Jacket
Estimated Delivery: 14-21 days.
- Limited Edition: 20 or less will be made of this jacket
- Made to order
- 100% hand-spun Andean wool
- Thread handspun and woven in a pedal loom by artisans in Salasaca, Ecuador
- Dyed with natural plants
- Vegetable ivory buttons - Tagua
- Mandarin collar
- Interior vertical pocket for sunglasses and essentials
- Label crediting the artisan who manufactured it
- Ethically Handcrafted in Miranda, Northern Ecuadorian Andes
- Unique Color: slight variation in shade will occur as a result of the use of natural materials
- Dry clean only
Can you guess which superfood was used to color this jacket? We were so excited to learn that natural dye from amaranth would give us this striking deep pink color, which we think will look awesome at springtime barbecues and on weekend road trips. After falling in love with the centuries-old Nehru jacket design, we decided to create our own as a tribute and have given it an Andean twist. With its sleek, versatile silhouette, our Tambo Jacket was designed to meet your need for elegant style in the office, on a mountain top, or when meeting your partner’s parents for the first time. The natural wool offers warmth and total comfort while making it lightweight enough to be the ultimate travel buddy.
The Tambo Jacket is made of 100% Andean Wool handspun in the community of Salasaca, Ecuador by artisans who raise the sheep themselves. With locally-sourced thread, as well as buttons made from the Ecuadorian Tagua nut, we’ve put sustainability in the details. Our signature Sangoracha color was developed using ancient techniques passed down through generations to harness natural plant dyes. The result is a long-lasting, low-impact alternative to typical chemical dyes. With all this in mind, slight color and texture variation is natural and part of what makes our products so special.
We work with seamstresses from rural communities to handcraft each of our pieces, enabling them to become independent through their skills and provide for their families. We pay 7% of the price of each of our products directly to the seamstress that manufactured it.
Additionally, this jacket comes with handcrafted buttons made out of Tagua tree seeds, a native species that grows in the Ecuadorian rainforest. This natural product is widely known as vegetable ivory for its resemblance to animal ivory. Tagua handcrafts are a great option to replace ivory products, by using the seed we are helping to stop elephant hunting.
In 1 year a Tagua tree produces 20 pounds of vegetable ivory, that is equivalent to the amount of ivory a female elephant produces in a lifetime.