Pico Vela is a sustainable and ethical knitwear brand from designer Nicole Alfieri. Learning to knit on a handloom, Nicole was soon captivated by the natural spontaneity of patterns that strands of yarn produce as they move through the handloom. The first sweater Nicole ever made was for her son. By merging her own name with her son’s name, the brand Pico Vela was born. Pico Vela knitwear and throw are handcrafted with natural fibers, their own proprietary blends of organic cotton, bamboo, and linen. Each piece is soft, sumptuous, and luxurious. The feeling against your skin is alluring. Because every woman is unique, it is important that each piece is designed to be as versatile as ever – each piece can be worn multiple ways. Pico Vela’s collections are designed in Washington, DC, and hand loomed by a small team of artisans there, across the US, and in Peru.