Alva Cardigan Lambswool Charcoal
A wardrobe saviour, our effortlessly stylish Alva cardigan is crafted to neat silhouette with a deep V-shaped neckline and pockets. A unique marl custom spun by Genevieve, in a timeless tonal twist of black, charcoal and mid grey melange.
Made in the UK. I visit my factories regularly to get to know the artisans, ensuring good working conditions and social responsibilities at all times.
RWS (Responsible Wool Standards) certification, meaning that both the sheep that produce it and the land on which they graze is actively protected. Our yarn mill only sources from farms that can demonstrate respectful animal welfare, so every sheep leads a healthy life with essential freedoms.
Made from Codelite - a completely natural & biodegradable product created by curing & hardening the naturally-occurring proteins found in milk.
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Genevieve Sweeney Alva Super Fine Lambswool Cardigan Charcoal Black Marl
A wardrobe saviour, our effortlessly stylish Alva cardigan is crafted to a slim boyfriend silhouette finished with a deep V-shaped neckline and refined details: neat pockets, ribbed trims and saddle shoulders.
Genevieve’s hand-picked blend of charcoal, grey and black melange yarns makes for a beautifully tonal twist. Custom-spun in Scotland from super-fine lambswool, the Alva offers an incredibly soft handle and irresistible comfort. Each piece is fully
fashioned to ensure a high-quality finish with virtually no waste. Finally, it is washed in pure Scottish waters to enhance its luxurious look and feel.
This lambswool yarn has RWS (Responsible Wool Standards) certification, meaning that both the sheep that produce it and the land on which they graze is actively protected. Our yarn mill only sources from farms that can demonstrate respectful animal welfare, so every sheep leads a healthy life with essential freedoms.
Read our journal post to find out more about our commitment to using responsible yarns.
Here at GS, we see buttons as an integral part of any cardigan. Ours are made from sustainable Corozo and custom-dyed to a complementary dark grey by Courtney & Co. – the last button makers in the UK.
Not only is the Alva spun on British soil from British yarn, it’s crafted in a way that minimises waste from start to finish. The buttons are made from Corozo – a completely natural and biodegradable product derived from the nuts of the Tagua Palm. This amazing tree grows in the rainforests of
central America and produces the nuts without any need for human harvesting. Indeed, it’s such a valuable crop that the forests where it grows are being actively preserved.
May the Alva cardigan prove the cornerstone of your wardrobe – capable of being worn with anything, throughout the seasons. Let its timeless hue liven up a classic white T-shirt; wear it buttoned up and tucked into high-waisted jeans, or casually shrug it over a floaty dress.
Intended to offer a neat, straight silhouette, and take a size up for a more relaxed and oversized fit.
Taylah is 181cm/5’11.5″ tall, chest 91cm/36″- wearing a size Large.
Tabatha is 178cm/5’10” tall, chest 86.5cm/34″- wearing a size Extra Small.
Inspired by menswear silhouettes, the Alva cardigan was designed using a men’s size guide but button positioning on the womens size.
For further fit guidance, please see the measurements below:
Size Extra Small – Chest 47cm/18.5 inches; Length 65cm/25.5 inches
Size Small – Chest 49cm/19 inches; Length 67cm/26 inches
Size Medium – Chest 52cm/20.5 inches; Length 69cm/27 inches
Size Large – Chest 55cm/21.5 inches; Length 71cm/28 inches
Model is 178cm/5’8″ tall, size UK 8- wearing a size extra small.
- 100% super-fine lambswool
- Made in Scotland
- Hand wash or dry clean only
- 5GG – for a mid-heavy weight knit
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I have two pieces of beautiful knitwear from Genevieve Sweeney now and couldn’t be happier. The quality is excellent and such unusual and interesting yarns and colour ways. Love it!
I ordered the Alloa Cardigan Lambswool Magenta this time and it arrived just a few days after order. I already own two other items from Genevieve and feel really special every time I wear them. This cardigan is no different - the colour is so rich and the texture soft and velvety. Definitely worth treating yourself.
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The quality and style of Geneviene's knitwear is outstanding. Beautiful, timeless pieces made honouring traditional methods and materials. I've splurged on a few sweaters and socks and they are now staple items in my wardrobe. Treat yourself, Geneviene's stuff is so worth it!