Peguche Jacket

$155
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The Peguche Jacket gets its name from the Ecuadorian indigenous community where the fabric is manufactured. With it, you can take a piece of the Andes wherever you go! Handcrafted out of extremely soft yet warm fabric, and finished with details of upcycled denim. A statement piece that honors the Andean region (where our team is all from) by showcasing traditional patterns from Ecuador. To top it all off we finished it with Tagua Buttons (Vegetable Ivory).

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. 

Did you know an average pair of jeans requires over 1,800 gallons of water to be manufactured? That is the equivalent to the amount of water that a family of four needs for 64 weeks. ⁠Reusing fabric offsets the production of new material and in turn, offsets the usage of resources. By upcycling denim through this jacket, we avoid the waste of roughly 7,800 gallons of water and give new life to around 1.8 pounds of textiles.

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Free shipping on orders above $50 within the US & Ecuador. International shipping will vary depending on the carrier's rates.

Returns & Exchanges

We offer free returns and exchanges in most of our products.

Details: Our policy lasts 21 days. If 21 days have gone by since your order was delivered, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund nor an exchange.

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Changing The World

One Jacket At A Time

When you buy Remu products, you are helping us provide fair-paying jobs to communities of women in rural Ecuador. As we bring work to their homes, our seamstresses don't have to choose between motherhood and work, as many other women do in the developing world. Our mission is to empower the artisans that work with us, and their families, so they can break out of the poverty cycle.

Product Specifications

  • Materials: Andean Blanket Natural & Synthetic Wool Blend
  • Vegetable ivory buttons - Tagua
  • Design: Upcycled Denim Details
  • Label crediting the artisan who manufactured it
  • Care: Dry clean only

The Peguche Jacket has been handcrafted traditional Andean Blanket made by the Otavalo Community in Peguche, Ecuador. Utilizing traditional Andean patterns we make an ode to our region and our country. The softness and warmth will make it your coziest companion during the colder months. You can easily dress it down with a t-shirt and jeans, or dress it up with a button-down and chinos. Note: Due to our use of artisanal practices, slight color and texture variation can be expected and is part of what makes our products so special.

How We Make This Jacket

Women Of

The Community Of Miranda

We work with seamstresses from rural communities of Ecuador to handcraft each of our pieces, enabling them to become independent through their skills and provide for their families.

Just an hour’s drive from Quito, Raquel Llumiquinga & Sofia Tipan have been manufacturing Remu Apparel jackets since day 1. They became our first manufacturing partners and are a huge inspiration to all of us and for our company.

An Ode

To Our Region

We wanted to have at least one product that would be an ode to our region in Ecuador, The Andes. Handcrafted by the Otavalo's in Peguche Ecuador, this jacket is crafted with a traditional blanket. The patterns, the style and the purpose of this product are directly drawn from the mountains that surround us and that we grew up around.

An Ode

To Our Region

We wanted to have at least one product that would be an ode to our region in Ecuador, The Andes. Handcrafted by the Otavalo's in Peguche Ecuador, this jacket is crafted with a traditional blanket. The patterns, the style and the purpose of this product are directly drawn from the mountains that surround us and that we grew up around.

The Buttons

Tagua, Vegetable Ivory

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 ivory poaching.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.

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