Our Alva model combines an elegant look with airy comfort. The modern batwing cut offers a comfortable fit with plenty of freedom of movement. At the same time, the cutaway stand-up collar gives the jumper a stylish, striking design. High-quality edged cuffs at the sleeves and hips gently hug the body.
Made from our fine Portuguese virgin wool, Alva is pleasantly soft to wear next to the skin. Thanks to the properties of this wool, which are optimally adapted to warm climates, moisture is immediately regulated by the lightweight material. On cooler days and balmy summer nights, the model is also ideal as a warming top layer.
We do not chemically treat our wool to remove the smallest particles, such as tiny grass fibres. These are sometimes visible in the material but they are so fine that they are not noticeable on the skin. By leaving these fibres in the wool fabric, we preserve its naturally multi-faceted, pleasing surface colour. This quality is not only maintained in our undyed champagne colour, but also in other colours available for which we only use GOTS certified dyes.
Due to its loose fit, we offer the model Alva in one size, optionally in a long version. Our model on the product pictures is 1,67 m tall and wears the one size in normal length.
Want to know more about the background of our summer collection? We asked Marco directly a lot of questions and he answers them here.
The name Alva comes from old Nordic myths and refers to a winged elf, ‘small nature spirit’. Of course, our bat style design is also light and winged. In Portuguese, where is also the origin of our wool, "Alva" means dawn, which is an unforgettable natural spectacle on the Douro.