Hummshop offers handmade and luxurious Peruvian knitwear with every item created from what in Peru is known as 'El oro de los Andes’, or ‘The Gold of the Andes’.
This is a fun place to buy and browse, the richness of the colours and the quirkiness of some of the pieces (take a look at the multicoloured Kaffe Fasset design wristwarmers – yes please, by the way) and the superb Alpamayo long sleeved ‘coatigan’ (ditto) to discover items you won’t have seen anywhere else and that are reasonably priced compared with other ‘designer’ knits.
As this is somewhere you may well have not come across before it is well worth having a good look around. The newly designed website is a great of example of how to get it right (easy to get round, beautifully photographed, lots of pictures, friendly, intelligent descriptions and brilliantly styled by founder Amanda Ruiz, who I have known for a while), not to mention the fact that you’re bound to want to order something in one of the rich jewel-like colours such as deep purple, magenta, lagoon (deep teal) or neutrals grey, black or brown. For a non-colour person such as myself to seriously covet her purple alpaca swing cardigan as well as the black version, of course, means you may well be tempted as well.
Be warned, if you’re thinking of doing a bit of Christmas shopping here you’ll be unlikely to escape without acquiring something for yourself as well. This is a lovely website with some great designs, particularly for this time of year.
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