Black and White Checked Collage Kasode Jacket

This dramatic Kasode  jacket is part of the 2016 Cacophony of Color Collection.

The Kasode is Whispirit’s best selling women’s alpaca jack‎et, and for good reason. The Kasode fits at the shoulders and hangs loosely with a front diagonal opening, falling just below the hips. As such, this sophisticated style flatters most figure types.

Each Kasode jacket has lined flared sleeves and pockets set in side seams with a handmade dichroic glass button and sized button hole centered in the collage trim panel. This black and white checked cotton is felted with a black alpaca fiber is paired with a brilliant red/black/white collage fabric and a handmade glass button. Each piece of collage fabric and each button are one of a kind, and you will not see anyone else wearing this jacket!

Please see our sizing chart to choose the best size for you.  And please allow 3 to 4 weeks for delivery.

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Most of our jacket fabrics are made from 80% alpaca from our herd and 20% merino wool from other US herds. We hand felt our fabrics at our ranch in our fabric design center using an American-made FeltLOOM. We also use hand-dyed fabrics to create unique looks. The black, grey, fawn, brown and white fabrics you see are the natural colors of our herd, which we breed and raise for their highest quality, luxurious alpaca fleece.

The lightweight, almost airy feel of our inner wear fabrics come from a single layer of felted alpaca. Inner weight can be worn on cool days, or inside in air-conditioned environments, without the wearer overheating. Outer weight fabrics are thicker, with three layers of felted alpaca, but with the lack of bulk that alpaca is known for. Outer weight is suitable for cooler temperatures, and without the bulk of thicker wool fabrics or down feathers.

Using a new technique Sandy learned from textile artist Melissa Arnold, we have been creating collage fabrics to create a unique one of a kind embellishment for our jackets.  Using hand dyed silks and alpaca/merino batts for the base, Sandy lays out pieces of repurposed fabrics, scraps, threads, salvage remnants, threads, ribbons, and yarns into unique one of a kind beautiful collages.  These are needle felted into a light combination, stitched freehand and then felted using water, soap and agitation.

When we seek out unusual and creative buttons, clasps and other embellishments for our alpaca jackets, we source them from local handcrafters wherever possible. Each jacket is unique; no two are alike.

We design our alpaca jackets to show off these one-of-a-kind fabrics and have local talented seamstresses hand sew each item we sell. Now, you can purchase U.S. handmade alpaca garments, accessories and fabrics right here, in the United States, under our Whispirit label.

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S, XS, M, L, XL

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