Your fave tees? The ones that are super-soft, hang just right...and you wear so much you keep wearing them out? Those are made from pima cotton, a superior grade grown primarily in Peru. Which is where PIMA DOLL produces their super-cute line of fashion-forward tees, tunics, tops, dresses and coverups made exclusively from pima cotton & sold in hip havens like Fred Segal.
But popularity created a dilemma: selling so many garments left them with a growing mound of cuttings. So being eco-chic, they repurposed them into pieces handknit by local ladies and much beloved by the glossies which have been busy showcasing them as spring and summer beach coverups.
"Each garment is made entirely by hand and is the work of one of a Peruvian women artisan," explains the Doll-in-Chief, Ashley, who designs the line in NYC. "No two pieces are alike. Each one has a story and a personal side that makes it more precious. These stories are parlayed straight from the hands of the women who knit it, and onto your finished piece. When purchasing a Pima Doll Hand Knit you are acquiring a distinctive and original piece. You are also supporting traditional craftsmanship, the local economy and the community of women knitters."
I'm also all about supporting your fashion habit, which is why I teamed up to give one lucky doll this hand-knit vest. All you have to do to enter is:
Be sure to post on their Wall why you think you should win the vest & be creative & the most interesting comment wins. We'll select on winner on FRIDAY, MARCH 1st. Good luck!
[Note: This was written in partnership with Pima Doll. The words are mine.]