since the beginning, erica has worked exclusively with bolivian knitwear manufacturers that adhere to ethical production, superior quality, and the utmost environmentally respectful principles. with acute awareness and dutiful implementation of such methods, our manufacturers utilize handmade manufacturing techniques that have taken generations to perfect. as members of the world fair trade organization, our knitwear manufacturers provide fair-wage jobs for over 900 local knitters—90% of which are women. the knitters are exceptionally skilled and bolivia’s unique position in the andean nation gives it access to many specialty materials that are now coveted in luxury design. alpaca, pima cotton and organic cotton are of the more demanded specialty fibers coming from bolivia and neighboring peru. our finished product that comes to you is a part of the larger handcrafted narrative, a marker of time, dedication, and quality.