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Our Reading Sweater Is Here!

Today, we are so excited to announce a new Cup of Jo collaboration with Alex Mill…

The Reading Sweater. The soft 100% cotton sweater has an oversized fit and was made to be loved forever. There are two giant pockets for books and a little pocket for stashing your bookmark while reading. We really hope you love it.

Here’s the story. About a year ago, we met with the team at Alex Mill, led by designer Somsack Sikhounmuong (previously of Madewell and J.Crew fame). They’re geniuses at creating timeless styles with great quality. They have uncomplicated jackets and simple shirts and an iconic jumpsuit. Their motto? “Wake up, get dressed, don’t overthink it.” (Sounds nice, right?) So! We put our heads together and came up with the sweater we’ve always wanted for ourselves and our fellow readers: a softer-than-soft Reading Sweater to cuddle up in and wear for years and years.

The sweater comes in five colors: navy, grove, ivory, blue and saffron.

Which color would you choose? What books would you read? What else would you carry in the pockets? (I might tuck in a Lindt salted chocolate bar.) We hope it keeps you feeling cozy and happy this fall. Thank you so much. xoxo

Update: THANK YOU SO MUCH for your enthusiasm! The sweaters sold out quickly the first day, and we hope to do more collaborations in the future. Thank you again. xoxo

P.S. 15 reader comments on books.

(Photos by Nicki Sebastian, featuring model Paloma Jonas, for Cup of Jo.)

  1. Emma says...

    When the sweater first came out, I was too late to the party and everything was sold out! I decided to take a look the other day, and to my surprise, they had one sweater left in the whole bunch! Two days later it is mine and my Kindle is tucked in the pocket along with some Halloween candy. Thank you for exposing me to a great company too!

  2. Rach says...

    I am wearing my navy reading sweater, now! today was a dreary day at home-so nice to have a cozy, fun sweater to pull on. I have the navy, and I would love to get another color when they restock (if they restock)

  3. Angela says...

    Darn it! I guess my Midwestern definition of “oversized” is a bit different than the one in NYC. I bought an XXL, though I am typically a L/XL, in the hopes of feeling some roominess. Unfortunately, the sweater covered neither my butt or wrists. I thought an oversized sweater is one that I could wear with leggings, so this misses the mark. I’ve not worn it buttoned, but I can only assume it is going to pucker too. It is lovely, warm, and well-made, but I wanted to let my COJ friends who are looking to purchase when they come available again that these are not oversized. I wouldn’t call it fitted, either. Thankfully the returns at Alex Mill look to be pretty generous, but to any southern Indiana/ Louisvillians in search of a navy XXL—I would be happy to save the hassle of returning!

  4. Mar says...

    My sweater just arrived! So excited for the cool weather coming this weekend to curl up with a book. Ordered the XL (would typically be a M) and it is perfectlyyyy oversized and cozy. Saffron color is gorgeous! Thanks CoJ team :)

    • Elizabeth R says...

      A humble request to not buy sizes bigger than you need. It limits the options for other people.

    • Ella says...

      @Elizabeth, how about people should buy the size they like!? And it frees up a Medium for someone else. What a weird comment!

  5. Alexis says...

    FYI for those wondering about sustainability, etc. I reached out to Alex Mill last year to ask about it and this was their response:

    “Thanks so much for reaching out! The majority of our product is made in China across 6 factories. We have close relationships with our partners and have been working with them since Alex Mill started back in 2013. We also make some t-shirts in LA, scarves in Italy, and special items in NYC. We work primarily with natural fibers, and we also do small-batch production with a local natural dye artist for our ongoing Alex Mill Editions collections.

    You may be interested to hear that we’ve recently hired a sustainable design expert (me!) to join the team full-time, so we are actively working on company-wide initiatives to reduce waste in the design and production process.”

    • Meredith says...

      Thanks for that, Alexis. My first thought when I saw the sweater (aside from it being lovely) was, “I wonder how sustainably it is made?” I would love to see products like this become GOTS certified.

  6. Lw says...

    The sweaters are nice! Curious to know who made those cane chairs with the different colored frames. Thanks!

  7. jen says...

    To summarize….
    This is a beautiful, amazing sweater! BUT, we want it…
    – in more colors
    – in more sizes
    – in organic cotton
    – made locally and sustainably
    – with better availability
    – shipping everywhere in the world
    – but with a lower price tag

    While simultaneously…
    – donating proceeds to local charities
    – supporting communities experiencing natural disasters
    – overcoming the social and economic issues of the Covid-19 pandemic
    – and, encouraging people to vote

    This is a steep request from a sweater that is inherently meant to induce lethargy. Don’t get me wrong, COJ is pretty fantastic! But, DANG, people…I don’t think that they have magical sweater-making wands!

    • Katie says...

      This was a delight. Thank you!

    • Samantha says...

      Perfectly summarized.

    • whatever says...

      no kidding.
      Add to the list “sweater to communicate everything about my life as a human on planet earth as a being who is inherently superior in all ways- morally, intellectually, aesthetically – more woke and conscious than anyone else ever, and that firmly establishes me as a gate keeper of the environment, thereby ensuring my immortality.”

  8. Sadie says...

    Can you do a beauty uniform with this model!? Her hair is gorgeous.

  9. Tricia M says...

    Oh boy, I LOVE this cardigan .It’s perfect in every way but as I live in the UK sadly not an option for me.

  10. Kathy Farrell says...

    I appreciate reading all the posts stating the pros and cons of purchasing a sweater for $140. Reflects the of realistic challenges of our society. My last sweater purchase was 5 years ago, a used cashmere pullover for $50. Still wearable with a few tiny moth holes. I consider this purchase a long time investment.

  11. Katie says...

    I’m reminded of an older post with the motherhood mantra, “Good for her, not for me.” I think that’s why COJ resonates with so many of us. Not every post (or sweater) is for every reader, but I love that this community is not another echo chamber.

  12. Sasha L says...

    It’s a very cute sweater and I bet it was super fun to work on the process of designing something with COJ readership in mind.

    I’m stunned that 400 readers, who most likely weren’t particularly shopping for a new cotton cardigan for $140, but rather saw it, loved it, bought it in just a few hours, + another I don’t even know how many more would’ve bought but they were sold out, have that much disposable income right now. Clearly the pandemic economic crisis has hit many much harder than others. Also given the uncertainty that lies ahead, it’s just hard for me to imagine being so secure financially that you wouldn’t save vs spend on clearly a whimsical item. I read somewhere that although we are all in the same storm, we are most certainly not in the same boat – some are on yachts drinking champagne and some are clinging to a piece of driftwood with no life jacket. Just a shout out to those in the cheap seats – I see you and I understand.

    • Val says...

      My thoughts exactly. I am amazed that it sold out so quickly. To me, being in manufacturing, I would have to say that $140 is very steep for an item made from cotton that is designed for lounging around the house. I understand paying more for something like performance gear. I also would like to know how one can validate that this item can be worn for years and years. Is that just marketing?

    • Tiff says...

      “we are all in the same storm, we are most certainly not in the same boat”
      I totally agree with you on that.

      I feel like I’m on a small boat, and it’s slowly sinking into more uncertainty. It amazes me that people could afford a simple $140 cardigan in these times. I think it’s off-putting, but I understand that everyone is definitely not on the same boat.

    • Alyce says...

      Well, even though this seems like an intimate hangout most days, CoJ readership is undoubtedly huge – millions of people. Finding 400 people who will buy a sweater right now isn’t that hard when you have that large an audience. 400 sweaters really isn’t a lot. I bet it would have been a much larger run if not for the pandemic. That said, buying a sweater doesn’t mean everything is okay. I’m sure that some of the people who were able to buy a sweater yesterday did so even though it might not have been the best financial move. Most people aren’t very good with money, which is why I think we should talk more about money, not less. I know I’ve been online window shopping nonstop (and occasional panic buying) these last few months because it’s a welcome distraction from everything.

    • Sarah says...

      As ALYCE said: “That said, buying a sweater doesn’t mean everything is okay. I’m sure that some of the people who were able to buy a sweater yesterday did so even though it might not have been the best financial move. Most people aren’t very good with money, which is why I think we should talk more about money, not less. I know I’ve been online window shopping nonstop (and occasional panic buying) these last few months because it’s a welcome distraction from everything.” < — TRUE!

  13. Sharon says...

    Too late! Hope they make more…I waitlisted 2 colors.

    This is expensive, and I certainly know that most can’t afford it. People are being evicted, have lost jobs, and loved ones due to the virus. Fires on the West Coast are raging. All true…terrible things happen all over the world every day. This blog can’t fix those things…although they do a good job posting about important issues. We also can’t fix those problems by not buying a sweater. BUT…whether or not we can afford to buy it, we can ALL VOTE!!!

  14. I can’t believe the ONE DAY I don’t check the site I miss something like this!! What a gorgeous sweater.
    Congrats on this collaboration!

  15. Angela says...

    I bought a sweater yesterday and it was a bit of a splurge for me. But….it just started feeling very FALL-like and I could really use an extra dose of comfort. Out of the blue, I just got an award at work that comes with a $500 bonus! Woot! Thank you stars for aligning this week! This will know be known as my award-winning sweater.

    • beth says...

      That’s awesome- I hope you exclaim, ‘Woot!’ every time you put it on!

  16. Andrea says...

    Knitter Brain: I could make that
    Regular Brain: For $200+ and 9-12+ months of your time, sure

    • Kat says...

      $200?! Do you mean the yarn would cost that much or the labor included too?

    • Alexis says...

      Kat – the yarn! A typical sweater takes about 8-10 (sometimes more) skeins of yarn to make, depending on yardage and size of garment. And the price of the yarn varies depending on the quality as well. Every time I see a sweater and think “I could make that” (hello, Misha & Puff $450 bobble sweater), I stop myself when I then calculate the cost of the materials and time needed to make it. On average, I’d say a skein of decent yarn can run upwards of $20 per skein.

    • Kat says...

      Dang I had no idea yarn was that pricey. Thanks for the info

  17. MJ says...

    Please restock! I’m seeing the post a day late but would love to buy one! :(

    • Mallory says...

      Yes! The green was out immediately!

  18. Rachel says...

    This sweater looks so cozy! But I wonder if you would consider using organic cotton in future collaborations.

    • Hazle says...

      Seconded. I would want to know where the cotton is grown and processed – a report from 200 human rights organisations last month said that one fifth of cotton garments use cotton or yarn sourced from Xinjiang in China, where the Uighur people are subject to imprisonment and forced labour.

  19. Sharon says...

    I live in FL, where it is way too warm for sweaters 11 months out of the year, but this is genius. Good pockets are so clutch.

  20. K says...

    ahhhh soooo cozy ! love all the pockets, so thoughtful.

  21. Adeliana says...

    I hope that these not only come back but become a long term item – I would love to get more than one or buy one for a friend as an indulgent gift but at $140 each it is a stretch to do it all at once.
    Please make them permanent, pleeeeeeaaaaaase !

  22. Elle says...

    This is the cutest, nerdiest sweater! I am in love with it! A long cardigan in beautiful colours with pockets for your book and your BOOKMARK?! Perfection.

  23. Anonymous says...

    This is great and cozy for rich people who will spend the fall at home, but perhaps you should be harnessing your blog power for protesting the opening of New York City public schools without adequate protections for students, teachers, paraprofessionals and families.

    What about getting your readers matched with kids who need tutoring or on a mission to pack up their slightly piled, dispensable sweaters to send to the West Coast?

    Come on!

    • DC says...

      Do you even read this blog? They’re one of the few places that covers current events and fashion. Yes, these sweaters are expensive. No, that doesn’t mean they’re not also posting weekly links (at least!) to issues surrounding COVID, voting and social justice.

      Also the idea that the West Coast needs your pilly sweaters right now, when SoCal temperatures are in the nineties and our entire coast is literally on fire, is hilarious. ?

    • ARC says...

      Sheesh, really? It is so easy to be a jerk anonymously. While I note the sarcasm in your comment, I am sure you are busy protesting the reopening of NYC schools and sending care packages to the West Coast (sorry to say though, the evacuation centers only accept new clothing these days, due to Covid and probably also due to the fact that people tend to unload their unwearable crap thinking they are doing something good …) Have a good day.

    • Emily says...

      Jo and team does a great job of having varying content. Please stop shaming them for including fashion as part of that variety.

    • liz says...

      This is absurd and counterproductive. You can be awesome at supporting these important causes (which I think frequent readers here would agree COJ is) and do other things too.

    • courtney says...

      Anonymous, this comment is really misplaced for a few reasons. First of all, this blog does a great job of using their platform to advocate for good and relevant causes. They may not specifically have an initiative matching children with tutors (which, honestly, would seem like a very questionable endeavor – how could they adequately vet the prospective tutors?! That is not their field.), but they certainly do champion awareness and civic engagement. They do not touch on every single event that takes place in the news – for instance, as someone who works in disaster relief, natural disasters feel very relevant to me, and I used to expect to see mention of them here, and that doesn’t really happen. But I can absolutely not fault them for that. They may not have the capacity to cover every single possible issue, but they certainly do champion forward movement and good causes, in what I see as the most fitting, graceful way possible for this particular platform. The blog is a blend of culturally light, fun, interpersonal topics and heavier topics than span from the personal to the systemic issues in our society. Just because they posted one fun thing does not mean they are not using their voice for good.

    • Cate says...

      Caring about public schools and coveting beautiful sweaters are not mutually exclusive, as CoJ acknowledges on a near daily basis. You can (and should!) be enchanted by small, “frivolous,” mundane things, particularly as a means to stay fortified and motivated to fight “the good fight.”

      And I say this as a West Coast resident: you can definitely keep your old sweaters.

    • Nikki says...

      puhlease with this protesting the opening of NYC schools. If you want to protest anything, protest unions who are blocking all efforts teachers/paraprofessionals and administrators are making to get creative in their reopening attempts. (Also, there are some students who REALLY REALLY REALLY need to get back into school buildings.)

      Also as a teacher, I don’t need or want inexperienced, random, unvetted tutors for my students. Do you have any idea what insane liabilities that could cause? Also, they would probably teach the letter sound of B like “bah” which would drive. me. crazy.

    • whatver says...

      maybe just start your own blog?

    • Tristen says...

      California teacher here chiming in to say no thanks to old sweaters, random tutors for my students, or false dichotomies.

      Thank you COJ for facilitating thoughtful, hard discussions, AND seizing joy in the form of a $140 reading sweater that I will not buy but will not shake my fist at, either. It’s beautiful! And not for me, right now! Cheers!

  24. Stephanie says...

    The sweaters are sold out already! Unfortunately I work during the day and wasn’t able to read Cup of Jo until this evening after work and missed out on the collab drop.

  25. hali says...

    Party on the waitlist!! Woot woot!

    I vote these come back by cojgg season. Also voting for twice as many ggs this year because we deserve it.

  26. Rosalie says...

    This is gorgeous. I’m hoping there will be more — I missed it! Very nicely designed.

  27. Victoria says...

    It would be so wonderful to see a small portion of each sale being donated to one of the many worthy causes out there.

  28. Rose says...

    More body types please!

  29. Monica says...

    They are all sold out already! Please make more!

  30. Ashley M M says...

    This is the closest thing we have to CoJ merch – you have to make more!!! Please. :)

    • Sarah says...

      Agree wholeheartedly

  31. Aimee says...

    I second the request for a tour of the apartment where you held the photo shoot! So lovely, the sweater and the flat.

  32. Elizabeth says...

    They seem to be sold out! Any chance of making more??

  33. Melanie says...

    Love it!
    Pink and red, please! Maybe stripes down the road?

    • Amy says...

      Seconding this! I would also love pink, red, and/or striped!

  34. Judy says...

    OMG you read my mind, I have been searching for a sweater like this! Please Alex Mill, make more!!

  35. Cherie says...

    These are beautiful. I would snuggle up in the grove sweater with a copy of “Rebecca” by Daphne du Maurier and Burt’s Bees lip balm in my pocket. Fuzzy socks and a glass of wine are “must have” accessories.

    • cherry says...

      this is perfection. agreed on every count

  36. JH says...

    I’ve gotta say it’s sad to see this attitude of ‘if it’s not perfect for ME, you bet I’ll complain about it’. Sure, not everything COJ posts is going to be your thing but why not just pass on it rather than commenting negatively? ?

  37. Sara says...

    I love this. Nicely done, CoJ!

  38. I LOVE THIS SO MUCH! What a cool collab — you are an inspiring businesswoman and it’s such a pleasure to watch your brand grow with grace.

    • Kate says...

      Grow with grace–love this comment & it’s so true!

  39. Elizabeth R. says...

    Signed up for the waitlist. Hopefully the clamoring will help it come back! :) Incidentally, I vote we get an apartment tour of the home where you all had the sweater photo shoot. Looks right up my alley.

    • Mallory Q Recor says...

      Here here!

  40. Emily says...

    Whenever cost of clothing is mentioned on here I always think of Stacy and Clinton from “What Not to Wear” and their concept of “price per wear.” If you buy something that is more expensive but wear it all the time, then it is more cost effective than buying a several cheap things that will only be worn a couple times. Personally, I do not find $140 to be unreasonable for a sweater I will wear all winter, for several or many years, but I also only buy a handful of clothes every year and consider each thing for a long time before I spend money on it. I do also realize how privileged I am to be in this position – that was not always the case!

    • Tanya says...

      Thanks for recognize the privilege that comes with this cost per wear concept. It is not possible for many people to spend a large amount on an item of clothing in one shot so it is bothersome when this is suggested as a universal way to make decision about purchases.

    • Agnès says...

      Five years ago I bought a pair of shoes for 150 euros; I had never spent so much on shoes so I was not sure if it was a good idea; leather shoes, a good classic brand; I wore them a lot, and 5 years later, they’re still in great shape, they age very nicely. I know now that I have actually saved a lot and also, my shoes have stories to tell.

    • Sasha L says...

      I wear my clothes until they wear out. I have things in my closet that I’ve had for decades, esp coats, scarves, sweaters, nice blouses. I don’t care at all about fashion. And I buy exclusively thrift or cheap – like Target or Old Navy. I have *quality* pieces, like Patagonia, that have lasted so long, despite being used already. But I also have things from Target, bought second hand, that have lasted just as long.

      I find this *cost per use* idea problematic – it’s very privileged to have a $100 to spend on anything, ever. It’s also just a justification that it’s ok to spend a ton on one luxury item, because you’ll use it a lot. Most people with privilege don’t in fact have *one nice sweater* – they have fifty. Because they can. And *quality* isn’t generally any better than cheap.

      The most sustainable choice is the purchase you DON’T make.

      Except for rare items that actually wear out and need replaced (socks, running shoes), most of us have enough clothing already for the rest of our lives. And then some probably. Consumerism is destroying our planet.

    • liz says...

      It’s problematic to also think of ethical fashion in only cost per use terms. I agree it’s great when you get a lot of wear out of something, but the production, materials (including toxic dyes), global shipment, and labor required to get things made are almost more important considerations than what happens to the garment after you take it home. If you’re not paying the right price for items, someone else is. More often than not, it comes at the cost of the environment and the workers. Additionally, supporting companies that overproduce clothing at minimal prices ensures landfills get filled up by items that were never purchased! That’s why it’s important to boycott mass producers. In a capitalist world, the “demand” part of the supply and demand is sometimes the most powerful thing consumers can control. All that to say is: I do not know enough about Alex Mills particularly to say their production methods warrant the pricing. My point is how much you wear something is often one of the lesser important considerations to be made for ethical fashion consumption.

    • Cynthia says...

      Sasha, you sound like me. I wear my clothes until they wear out or don’t fit. I have clothes from Target that I’ve had for years. It’s all in how you take care of your clothes. I also shop end of season sales, so I buy quality at an affordable price, and I only buy to replace worn out items.

  41. These are really cute sweaters! I love the knit and (of course) the pockets! As for the price, I am a fan of buying fewer things of better quality like these. :)

    xoKaelen

  42. E says...

    Lovely, but a bit expensive for a cotton sweater, this price is more in line with wool or even cashmere in my experience. Anyway, I love the design and would be interested to see more design partnerships with COJ!

  43. Nathalie says...

    OMG! I love this sweater! But they don’t ship to Germany… Is there something you can do about that? Love this community so much!

    • AlsoNathalieinGermany says...

      Hi! Same name, same country, same taste in sweaters ;-)

    • Nathalie says...

      How cool is that?! What a coincidence! And: Readers of the same American blog! ;) Hopefully the next batch will also be shipped to Germany!

  44. Krista says...

    I snagged one for my sister in law, who loves to read and also just went back to school to be a naturopath. She is doing everything from home of course now and deserves to be cozy. I can’t wait to gift it, with pockets full of a book and other goodies.

    • Charlotte says...

      Will you be my sister-in-law??? How thoughtful of you to do this for her.

  45. Stephanie Luo says...

    Could you share what size Paloma and also you (Joanna) are wearing in photos? I just noticed that all of the models on their site are wearing size M which doesn’t appear to be their typical size so I’m wondering if I should have sized up.

    Please make more in Grove! I would really like one in Grove.

    • Courtney says...

      Yes! I would like to second the request for more sweaters in grove and more info on what size Joanna and Paloma are wearing. Based on the Alex Mill pics, I thought about sizing up. Unfortunately, I thought about it for too long and all the sweaters sold out. Hahaha

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      we were both wearing a size small (that was the sample size) but I would have normally worn a medium because i like it oversized. hope that helps! xo

  46. Lindsey says...

    Ah please make more!! xx

  47. Sarah says...

    I am so here for this. Cream or grove, to go along with the Paper Cotton skirt I’ve had my eye on from AM. It all feels very librarian-chic.

  48. Catie says...

    When it comes to knitting, cotton does generally have less shape retention than wool, BUT garter stitch (like this, with the visible rows on it, instead of having all one type of stitch on each side) does help cotton and other less bouncy fibers (alpaca, linen, etc.) hold its shape better. Whether cotton vs. wool will hold up better depends entirely on the quality of the fibers…both can be very sturdy, and both can be pretty flimsy as far as durability of the fabric :)

  49. Elliesee says...

    I’d love to get it for my daughter! At 17 she loves to read the classics – Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, Jane Austen and Moby Dick. I’d love to take the credit, but her sister wonders how can people read for fun!

  50. Jane I. says...

    Mister Rogers approved!

  51. maywyn says...

    Beauty comfort! Color is a difficult choice. The Newport blue, I call blueberry, is my favorite sweater color next to ecru and a deepest deep maroon. I’d keep a sketcbook journal in a pocket. Their French terry crewneck in caramel and misty rose! So nice!

  52. Renee Gardner says...

    Love this sweater!!! What jeans are modeled in the pictures with the saffron sweater?

    • Katie says...

      I’m wondering the same thing. Perfect for fall.

  53. Micah Lambert says...

    It would be fun to see some photos of your team wearing it!

  54. lauren says...

    While most sizes/colors are already sold out, note that signing up for the mailing list comes with a 15% discount and knocks the price before tax down to $119! I realize everyone probably figured that out, but boy do I love a discount code.

  55. Lizzie says...

    Lovely! Congrats on this fun collab, COJ team!

  56. Natalie says...

    Man, do I love the Cup of Jo community. Reading through these comments and seeing not just one, but multiple people standing up for size equity and environmental sustainability is awesome!

    • Natalie says...

      Sorry, I meant size inclusivity! Trying to multi-task, and obviously not being successful.

  57. LC says...

    This is great, but it’s so hard to shop brands that won’t adopt inclusive sizing on their website.

  58. Gena says...

    They’re all sold out! Already! Please make more.

  59. Amy says...

    I agree! And, to take it a step further, I’m sad that CoJ doesn’t seem have it as a priority for their partnerships. It’s a topic that I’ve always wished to see in their content. I know they have bills to pay, so I try not to fault them for encouraging us to buy from Nordstrom, etc. But working with a company to create something with their name on it is a whole other ballgame. A common complaint about sustainable fashion is that it’s too expensive–but it looks like this sweater is already out of many price ranges, anyway. I love this site and this community, and I’ve learned so much from all of you over the years. But I’d love to see more ethical fashion covered (and modeled) here. Just my 2 cents! <3

    • Courtney says...

      Agree. I would spend this money on a new sweater if I knew the textiles and fabrication were ethically sourced. But I try to be very conscious of when I’m buying newly manufactured clothing, due to the environmental impact of the fashion industry (as well as all of the worn clothing that already exists out there). So when I buy something new, it has to really be worth it.

  60. Dee M. says...

    Beautiful sweater and I especially love the green, but it’s a bit pricey, and I wonder if a heavy paperback (or cell phone) would cause one side to sag?

  61. jane says...

    I’ve newly committed to ending spending on cheap clothing (so sick of having to buy new every year or even every season), and the greatest clothing fear is spending but not getting lasting quality in the under $200 range for everyday wear – it’s already happened a couple times. But this looks like a quality purchase. I’m really looking for clothes that last at least 5 years – or more.

  62. Anna says...

    ahhh! I’m not normally an impulse buyer but I had to do it. I am moving away from the beach and up to the mountains and I am both excited and sad, so a beautiful new fall sweater for cozy mountain mornings will help me transition, I think.

  63. jane says...

    The sweater is great – yes to the button-to-the-neck feature: I usually have to wear a scarf to cover the v-neck’s – but that house looks amazing too! Would love a house tour/owner interview!

  64. Sherri says...

    Ooooo, love the saffron colored reading sweater. I’d tuck a copy of Mexican Gothic into the pocket along with a pair of glasses and perhaps a kitten or two.

    • jane says...

      Yes! And I’ll raise you a cup of tea, a crumpet and a puppy, haha, it will all fit

    • Alexandra says...

      Mexican Gothic is so good! The audiobook kept me company on a long drive recently. Highly recommend it for anyone looking for a spooky distraction from the world right now.

  65. Especially on the west coast (yay horrible fires) I’ve found an unfortunate extra bristliness from folks. We’re all going through a lot. We shouldn’t take it out on each other. In other news, I knew right away these were Nicki’s photos. She is magic. Also, I love the sweater. xo

    • Alexandra says...

      I agree about knowing they were Nicki’s photos right away! So cool, kudos to Nicki for having such a clear voice in her photography. Is that a thing?

  66. Julie W says...

    But if I bought this sweater there’d be no money left over for books.

    • Agnès says...

      That’s why libraries are extraordinary, you don’t have to choose! (or you can reread your favorite books! )

    • Summer says...

      Darn – I missed out! Super cute sweater.
      I hope everyone will endeavor to remember that CoJ provides us with free content and community daily. The pricing of the sweater likely makes sure the wonderful people who run this site get paid (or at least that’s my assumption). Please try to think about that before jumping on them about price!

  67. Caro says...

    I second this! Somedays I dream of being able to afford a $140 sweater (and some days I don’t!) Was excited to see this sweater nonetheless!

  68. jules says...

    oooo I just love the neckline on this sweater!

    • Claire says...

      Same here!

  69. Praying for Rain in Oregon says...

    O wow, beautiful sweaters! I love a 100% cotton sweater and they are so rarely with great pockets. If the world stops burning, I can almost imagine being cozy again.

  70. Carla says...

    I’ve been looking for a longer cotton sweater for ages but it doesn’t ship to Canada! Damn! So this is what fashion FOMO feels like…

    • Michele says...

      There’s a similar Lands End one — do they ship to Canada?

    • Emilie says...

      Also stoked to get one of the last sweaters in my cart only to see that Canada is a no go – sad! Hopefully on the next go around :)

  71. AJ says...

    Oh wow, what a wonderful collab and great work on going full hog with the pocket details! (It’s all about the pockets, always) The design and colours are gorgeous

  72. Wish this was shown on different body type. Would love to purchase, but have NO idea how it will fit my size 16 body.

    • Anne says...

      EXACTLY what I thought! I cannot even imagine what this would look like on a size 12 body, or on someone slightly curvy. How dissappointing.

  73. Rachel says...

    Do you know if they will get more in stock?! I am so bummed they are out of my size.

  74. Love how it can go from “around the house” to “out and about” in style.
    We must be on the same wave length – I just published a post about Boosting Your Homeschool Style. This would be perfect!

  75. liz says...

    Do you think they will eventually restock?

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      I’ll ask! We made 400 so we thought they’d last longer, I’m so sorry!

    • M says...

      I second the motion to restock.

    • liz says...

      No need to apologize! Congrats! They’re well priced, made of 100% natural material, and cute AF. I’m not surprised they sold out quickly : ) I just snoozed too long lol

  76. R. says...

    Congrats on the brilliant sweater design! I’m a sucker for the yellow.

    Can I also throw it out there that I would LOVE to have Paloma featured on a beauty uniform!

  77. liz says...

    love it! super cute.

  78. Maria says...

    That looks nice and comfy ? Love all the colours!

  79. Nina says...

    Tw things: First, thank you for not forgetting about the front buttons! Buttons are essential! And secondly, will there be a version without the drop shoulders? Drop shoulders are everywhere nowadays but I feel like they absolutely do not work for my body type :(

  80. Hal says...

    Any way we can find out what hair product the model is using here? Having some serious curl envy!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      I’ll ask! xo

  81. Katie says...

    I’m a librarian with some disposable income who lives in a cold climate (i.e., probably your ideal audience for this item), and I’m honestly left scratching my head over this one. Not once have I thought, “gee, I wish I could carry books in my pockets”. I’m either carrying one in my hand around the house to read and setting it on a table or counter when I’m not reading, or I’m carrying a bunch from place to place in a book bag As the Good Lord Intended. Frankly, even this lovely model looks rather silly with books in her pockets, and these are small paperbacks. Use a bag!

    This cardigan is cute enough, but I really don’t understand the need for hyper specificity in clothing like this.

    • Lauren says...

      Ya I doubt anyone uses this for book carrying except on Instagram, but probably the idea is just to have an interesting concept for a sponsored post, something to fit the brand well (think smart, quirky, cozy). It’s a bit like carpenter pants, boiler suits, deerstalker hats, smoking suits; it isn’t just woodworkers or engineers etc. who wear them :) A reading sweater is a cool idea! Cooler than a snuggie at least :)

    • Katerra says...

      Agreed.

    • Claire says...

      All clothes need pockets, IMHO.
      But honestly, just put whatever you want in them – chocolate…lip balm… kleenex… your cell phone…a small notepad and a little pen…a $5 bill…a pebble for good luck?
      Or don’t put anything in them at all and take comfort in just knowing they’re there, pregnant with the potential to conceal found treasures.

    • Angela says...

      Haha! Now that you mention it, it is kinda silly! I already have a huge, cozy sweater that my husband lovingly calls my “librarian sweater” and I have no idea why. I guess that parallel is what propelled me to buy a new cozy sweater.
      I read mostly on my phone from my library’s lending app, so my “book” will fit perfectly. I probably wouldn’t ever carry a book in the pocket of a sweater anyhow and my bookmark is typically fashioned from whatever is within arm’s reach.
      (Sqeeeee! So, so glad I got the LAST XXL in Navy! Yay)

    • liz says...

      I think you’re over-analyzing this. It’s just a cute cardigan with big pockets. Big enough to fit a book, hence the name ;)

    • Amanda says...

      I mean…they’re large pockets. Put whatever you want in them.

      I will take large pockets with whimsical branding over silly clothes with no pockets/useless pockets any day.

    • Emily says...

      it’s a cute name! but ALSO i love that my kindle fits in my robe pocket, so i can carry it around from the bed to the sofa on super lazy reading days. i can totally see it :)

    • E says...

      I put books in pockets when I’m walking to the park, taking the subway, etc. when I don’t feel like bringing a bag. It’s the reason I avoid hardcover books! Too bulky. Also, folded up magazines…fit in a pocket very well. Just thought I’d chime in :)

    • Kim says...

      One of the nice things about reading is it’s a simple hobby that doesn’t require you to buy special clothing (just maybe glasses). Any sweater you read in is a reading sweater.

  82. Cynthia says...

    I fell in love with the reading sweater immediately, until I saw the price. It’s beyond my budget.

  83. Mercy says...

    I love this!! I ordered the ivory one. Perfect pockets for my Kindle, a snack, and a lip balm! What more could I ask for? Probably the most expensive item of clothing I’ve ever bought, but I’m confident it’ll be worth the splurge. Thanks CoJ!

  84. ARC says...

    Lovely sweaters, a bit concerned about 100% cotton stretching out in a way that’s not flattering though. Also, I cannot find on the website any kind of information on sustainability, where do they produce, labor conditions. I think for a $140 sweater, I would like to know where it comes from and that I am not buying an item made by cheap labor in a non-sustainable fashion. Thank you.

    • I was coming here to ask the same questions about where the cotton is sourced, how it’s grown and dyed, where the knitting and finishing takes place, who does all that work and how they’re paid and what conditions they work in. I can’t find a single mention of any of those issues on the Alex Mill site, which is quite concerning…

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      Here’s a note from the Alex Mill team: “We made this sweater at our factory in China that specializes in knitted goods. We’ve been working with them since Alex Mill started back in 2013, and they are known for their excellent craftsmanship and ethical manufacturing standards.” thank you! Xo

    • Kim says...

      After having a partner who worked with a “sustainable” Chinese supplier, who had workers welding without any safety gear, I wonder how they can verify any of that. I hate to be a hard as, but it’s not like these questions are unusual, or they shouldn’t be.

    • Thanks for responding, Joanna. But “they are known for…” doesn’t mean much – the factory is not known to me, and there’s no independent verification mentioned. And is there any info available about the sourcing/growing of the cotton?

    • SJ says...

      I feel the same way – “they are known for” is a wishy-washy way of them covering their buns so they can say that the product is ethical/sustainable.

  85. H says...

    Yay! Love this. Well done on this CoJ team, certainly brightened my day ?

  86. Claier says...

    I swore no more sweaters…. but now reconsidering. I love a good cotton sweater, and this has wonderful texture and pockets!! and buttons! Nice painterly colors too (wish I could wear saffron, but the green is so nice!)

    • Eloise says...

      GORGEOUS!! I’m normally not a fan of that type of color but I have a feeling that I’m going to order this anyway.

  87. GF says...

    While this is way out of my price range, I love the concept so so so much!! My librarian heart is signing happy tunes right now (if you don’t know, cardigans are pretty much a librarian requirement!).

  88. Oh my gosh- it’s so lovely! The ivory seems just right for stashing my new read (When No One Is Watching) and maybe a water bottle cause that thing never leaves my side!

    Abby
    EverydayFromA.com

  89. Quyen Nguyen says...

    It looks great! I did not see anything on the website about their company ethics, fabric sourcing, and sustainability. I’m surprised that a newish ‘hip’ company in 2020 does not have this as a priority for their company.

    • Mercy says...

      This is a great point, thank you for bringing that up!

    • Agreed – I can’t find a single mention of those most important issues on the website…

    • Abby B says...

      Agree! I immediately looked to find the details on their sustainability practices and was a bit disappointed not to see anything outlined. Very cute nonetheless, but for an investment, I want to be sure I’m supporting the manufacturing and sourcing practices I believe in.

    • Kim says...

      They are made in China.

  90. Ashley S. says...

    This librarian just ordered the navy and cannot WAIT for it to arrive! I can’t imagine something more cozy for this fall and winter.

  91. mb says...

    is the sweater machine-washable?

    • Jill says...

      It says 100% cotton, so I would think it’s machine washable, no? Just maybe on cold? (this from a woman who washes everything on cold, and everything together, so I miiiiiight not be the best one to advise on laundry…)

    • Erin says...

      Jo, can the team at Alex Mill add info to their website about washing instructions? I love this sweater and would be very likely to buy it if I knew it was machine washable, but I don’t ever buy anything that needs to be dry cleaned or that doesn’t have clear washing instructions available at the point of purchase. Thanks. :)

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      thanks for your note! I asked the team at Alex Mill and they said: “Since this is 100% cotton, you could machine wash this on cold if the washer has a hand wash cycle or delicate cycle.” Thank you so much!

  92. Joanna Tsay says...

    I love this so much!! Got the saffron, such a cheery color, we’ve been extra glum over here in the smoky SF Bay Area. Well done! So happy for you guys!

  93. Sarah says...

    Wanted to address some of the other comments here: This style wouldn’t look great on my body type and is prohibitively expensive for me, personally. HOWEVER, when I saw this post, my first reaction was joy! It doesn’t have to be perfect for me to be able to enjoy the way it looks on the model, the creativity of the design, or appreciate the work that went into the collaboration. I’m excited for the CoJ team and don’t expect that everything posted here is curated specifically for my needs. Thanks for everything you do – been loving this blog since 2009.

    • Jessica says...

      Big +1 to this!!
      “It doesn’t have to be perfect for me to be able to enjoy the way it looks on the model, the creativity of the design, or appreciate the work that went into the collaboration. I’m excited for the CoJ team and don’t expect that everything posted here is curated specifically for my needs. “

    • courtney says...

      Same! I love the sweater and the collab, but I do not need to purchase more new clothing, for any reason. I feel guilty about accruing clothes, particularly newly manufactured clothing, that I don’t need. BUT the collab is really neat and the photos made me very happy. Most of all, I am in love with wherever this photoshoot was shot! What an awesome dwelling!

    • EJ says...

      I agree, Sarah and Jessica! I also could not afford this right now, but very much enjoyed the photos and visiting the website to look around. It’s window shopping in the digital age! It would be impossible to design something that suited everyone’s shape and everyone’s budget and I am always surprised when people’s comments show they still somehow were expecting that.

      Bravo, CoJ team! It’s a beautiful piece.

    • Stella says...

      I LOVE this comment, agree with every word. Also, it really made my day to see such a graceful and positive approach to something that can be perfect for someone else, while not being perfect for “me”.

    • Agnès says...

      Same here, I knew it was not for me becayse I’m in France but the photo shoot is lovely and I just love the idea of a sweater that is noy sexy nor feminine it is such a relief! It feels so comfortable and invites you to read!!

    • Cara Mills says...

      My thoughts exactly! Couldn’t have expressed it any better!

    • Emilie says...

      Agreed! This is a first and is so exciting for CoJ.

      I’m in Canada and can’t get one this time around, and the comments made by other readers on size/fit/manufacturing are fair (and knowing their readers, I’m sure CoJ knew such comments were coming ;) ) but I’m all about getting excited for these and seeing/hearing about how they look on those who purchase them!

      Way to go CoJ team!

  94. hunter says...

    Oh how disappointing! The size chart doesn’t actually include the measurements for the XXXL, but it seems like it’s about a US size 20. That’s not big enough for me (or for a lot of folks).

    It actually sounds like the very biggest sizes on their size chart would work for the ‘average’ American woman (article here that suggests that the average American woman is about a 16/18: https://www.byrdie.com/average-body-weight). But none of them would work for anyone who is larger than that.

    It’s a lovely sweater, and I’m sure it was an exciting collaboration. But it’s really disheartening when folks spend so much time to make such a delightful product and then don’t offer it in sizes that work for so much of the population.

    It looks like the largest sizes are also among the first to have sold out. So maybe if you do something like this again (and I hope you will!) you might consider offering a wider range of sizes. I suspect you’ve got an audience that would welcome them.

    • Lydia from PA says...

      I had a problem with Alex Mill for another reason. I love their style and bought a couple of dresses when they first came out but I’m only 5’1″ and they were clearly made for much taller people–armholes too deep, pocket placement way off–so had to return. I can often buy clothes in standard sizes, but apparently not this brand.

    • Catie says...

      I agree wholeheartedly, Hunter. This is a lovely collab and the sweater is beautiful, but if you actually look at the measurements, the largest size shown, XXL, only goes up to a 46″ bust measurement. As a sewist and knitter, I’m very conscious of the fact that with a 45″ bust, I usually wear a 12-14 in ready-to-wear clothes, and this sizing seems to run quite small. Of course, even going up to what is ostensibly a US 18 or 20 is (sadly) considered somewhat size-inclusive these days, but it makes a very small dent in including a significant portion of the population and in practice isn’t very size-inclusive at all.

      Perhaps COJ would consider going for a similar collab in future with a company that *only* offers larger sizes, if a truly size-inclusive company isn’t easy to find?

  95. nadine says...

    Love it! I usually wear lots of black but I want to introduce more colors and the blue sweater is such a beautiful hue. Just wish it would be possible to order it from Canada..

  96. Danielle says...

    You had me at reading sweater! Just ordered mine in navy.

  97. Amanda says...

    Oh this is so cute! I just ordered the Ivory – I’m pregnant right now, and have been looking for a chunky, cute cardigan to wear over maternity tees and leggings now and to wear while snuggling my baby next spring.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      congratulations on your baby news, Amanda! xoxo

  98. Melanie Bell says...

    What went through my head when I read the headline:
    “OMG, I love Cup of Jo. Wait! OMG, I love sweaters. WAIIIIIT!!!! OOOOOMG I LOVE reading!”

    Well done on nailing what your audience would love! So excited to receive mine. I went with the saffron, which is not a color I can normally wear, but it looks SO cute with jeans. : )

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      Aww, I love that, Melanie!

  99. Stephanie says...

    Wow, this is really nice! The ivory is beautiful – though it probably wouldn’t be a good idea with my newborn! In that case, I’d take the green and tuck a copy of Rebecca in the pocket.
    However pretty it is, it is also expensive (especially once you convert to £). Good thing I don’t have to worry about that since Alex Mill only ships within the US :/ What a shame, CoJ! You have such an international audience…

  100. Ashley says...

    Love this! I wish they shipped to Canada :(

  101. Sarah says...

    Sold out of the grove and newport already! Congrats :) Love the color options.

  102. Would love to see this modeled on the Cup of Jo team… :D that might show a better idea of what it would look like on your readers!

  103. Kelsy says...

    I LOVE the newport blue but didn’t get to it in time. Hope they restock!

  104. katie says...

    I think that little pocket is made solely for my burt’s bees chapstick!! On the waitlist for the green.

  105. Maclean Nash says...

    Huge congratulations! Absolutely stunning sweater! Ill be purchasing it in Grove for sure!

  106. Christen says...

    Love the pics but 100% Cotton sweater will los it’s shape and not hold up well, or…? That’s what my mom told me as a teenager buying sweaters and it’s only proved to be true!

  107. Samantha says...

    Navy, but wow. Wish I could afford it.

  108. isavoyage says...

    Dear Santa,
    Here is my list for 2020 :
    One of each.
    Many thanks.
    isa.

  109. I love the sweater, yes, but can we talk about those chairs at the dining room table?? SWOOOOON.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      yes!! it was such a gorgeous house in LA. we rented it for the afternoon of the shoot and everyone was swooning. (us from afar, of course:)

  110. Laura S says...

    Holy moly, it’s beautiful! Every single color is SO GOOD. I’d probably have to go with the navy, I think. Congrats, Joanna & team!

  111. Christina P says...

    So sad delivery is only for the US.

  112. karen says...

    Adorable and perfect for today’s weather where I live!

  113. GJ says...

    Oh my gosh, we’re a loyal crew! I saw the green is sold out and the Newport blue is about to follow suit. I’ve had an Alex Mill gift card burning a hole in my (virtual) pocket since March and I was happy to be able to use it on this in Newport blue. I can’t wait to get it in the mail and to snuggle up with a book!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      I’m so glad, GJ!

    • Katie says...

      I just bought the saffron color! I’m so excited! Thanks so much for making this great sweater❤️❤️

  114. Cookie says...

    I’m eyeing the Saffron colored one and I’d slip My Salinger Year by Joanna Rackoff into one of the pockets. Both are lovely!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      I just reread catcher in the rye this weekend and it’s such a masterpiece — what a voice-y, amazing character.

  115. Michaela Carroll says...

    Love it! I would also like to know more about the jeans and white pants the model is wearing because that looks like my ideal outfit :) Any additional information on that?

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      I’ll ask! xo

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      she says her pants are vintage Levi’s that she found at the rose bowl flea market!

  116. Kim says...

    Such a cute design and COTTON! yay! The Newport Blue is calling my name….that little pocket will perfectly fit a couple of Hersheys kisses, my favorite reading snack!

  117. Emma says...

    love this so much! really stuck between ivory and grove.

    • Emily says...

      Such a great collaboration! Bravo!

  118. Sarah Matchim says...

    This is truly adorable! I’d buy it if I could :) It would cost me almost double by the time I got it into Canada.

    • Maeve says...

      Same! Wish this was available in Canada or with free shipping!

    • Louisa says...

      Sarah, I’ll buy this and ship it to you if you can just ship me some national health care and Justin Trudeau? ;)

    • Robin says...

      Me too! I was so excited I didn’t check if they shipped and had one in my cart.

    • E says...

      Same. Sigh.

  119. celeste says...

    Cute, love all the colors and your laughing model! I purchased a Lularoe Lucille cobalt blue sweater from my friend in a similar style and it’s beyond cozy!

  120. Oriana says...

    Lovely!! I love that blanket in the second photo just as much! Can you share where it’s from?!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      I’ll ask!

  121. J says...

    Love this!! So timeless and cozy! I would wear the ivory if I didn’t have a toddler or a habit of spilling coffee on myself–navy it is! :)

    • ashley says...

      I had the EXACT same conversation with myself and purchased the navy too. Toddler and self-inflicted stains galore over here.

  122. Vicky says...

    Aww, look at the widdle bookmark pocket! So cute, Joanna!

  123. Sarah says...

    That is the perfect sweater! So excited for the three people who can afford to spend that much. Yikes.

    • Lara says...

      Wow !that was harsh

    • AK says...

      140 dollars for a cotton sweater is pretty out of reach for a lot of folks, I have to agree. And i would be interested to know if it’s made in the US, where the materials are from, etc.

    • Louisa says...

      I don’t think of myself as wealthy (public employee in a rural state), but I treat myself to a new sweater each fall and a new dress each spring, and would definitely spend ~$100 on each item.

      At the same time, I’m the rare person who doesn’t spring for Netflix (or Hulu or whathaveyou). So every time there’s a post here about what everyone’s watching online I’m gobsmacked by how many people shell out money for these services! Give me a chunky sweater over tv any day.

    • Jeanne says...

      I just wanted to say that manufacturing is very complex. These clothing companies almost always don’t make the clothes themselves and need to go to a factory. But the amount produced is tricky. If you produce too much, you don’t sell them all and lose money. But if you make less, the factory charges way more per sweater. This goes for sizing too! Some companies go to China to get the price down so they can achieve a lower selling point. (Walmart and Target order hundreds of thousands per size!). But then it comes from China and you can lose customers on that front. The Cup of Jo sweater was a limited run so I knew the price point had to be relatively higher even before clicking the link.

    • Jill says...

      This seems a little oversensitive. $140 is squarely inside the price bracket of lots of clothes that CoJ posts, and it has been for the 10+ years I’ve been reading the blog. The pricing of this sweater seems pretty well aligned with the core targeting of this blog.

      Anyway, I love the sweater, it’s a great collaboration! Fwiw I also wouldn’t normally spend this much on a sweater myself either but this post was so joyful and I love CoJ so much that I was going to (until I realised they were all sold out already lol!)

    • With regards to Jeanne’s comment, can anyone find any info anywhere that says this cardigan is *not* made in China? I’m scouring the site for info about manufacturing ethics and sustainability, and can’t find a single mention…

    • Kim says...

      Joanna said it was made in China.

  124. Mary says...

    I love the design! Where are the sweaters made? What are the labour conditions for its production?

    • Kat says...

      Yes Mary!!! My question exactly.

    • R says...

      I had this question, as well. I examined the website, but unable to find anything about the company’s practices regarding conditions for its factory workers or environmental practices. Sadly, that means I will pass on this item, though it is adorable.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      thank you so much for your notes! the majority of Alex mill’s products are made in China across six factories which they’ve chosen for their specialization in specific manufacturing techniques. Alex Mill also makes some T-shirts and denim in LA, scarves in Italy and India, and special items in NYC. They have close relationships with their partners and have been working with most of them since Alex Mill started back in 2013. I hope this helps! xo

    • Nina says...

      Ooh, that reply doesn’t help me (or rather, it does help me decide not to buy) and it unfortunately shows a lack of care for the people involved in making these clothes. “Close relationships” sounds nice but doesn’t necessarily mean anything for the workers themselves. In addition to the garment factory workers, there is also all the work of cotton production – and no mention of that at all.

    • Daniela says...

      Can one of you lovely readers explain what to look for when shopping to make sure I only buy from brands that do treat all their workers and the environment well? It’s super important to me but I don’t always know how to make sure that the factory workers are fairly compensated and such.

    • Replying to Daniela – that’s a really good question, and it’s got much harder in a way because there are now a lot of places trying to give a good impression without really doing anything differently. The first principle for me is to reduce the amount I buy. The most sustainable clothing is the stuff you already own! And after that it’s things someone else already owns, that you can swap/borrow/buy 2nd hand from them. I mend my clothes and look after them to make them last.

      When you’re buying new, it’s harder to know, and you have to choose your own priorities. I look for certified organic cotton (GOTS certification, not just the word ‘organic’ because that’s not regulated for textiles), and I expect the company to give a lot of specific info about sourcing and manufacturing voluntarily on their website for everyone to see. If they’re not being really up-front about it I assume they have something to hide. If the company exists to do things better (e.g. People Tree), rather than having sustainability and ethics as an afterthought or marketing add-on, that gives me more confidence.

    • Daniela says...

      Thank you Nina, this was so helpful!

  125. Agnès says...

    A reading sweater?! Did you invent the concept? I love the idea and the sweater (but also, the smaller pocket). As much as I can, I try to go out without a bag, but then I can’t really carry a book. Well, you solved my problem ;-) I wonder if they will ship to France… I don’t know what colour though. I always end up with navy blue.

    • I says...

      They do not ship outside the US apparently so readers from Europe (like me too) will not be able to order. Otherwise I’d definitely order the saffron one!

    • Agnès says...

      well, we’ll just have to knitt it! winter is coming after all ;-)

  126. Naseem says...

    Love this!! It looks like a hug!

  127. Joanne says...

    Oh Paloma is beautiful! And of course the sweater! I love the yellow; I’d wear it in the dead of winter to cheer myself up. I do wish I could see models with larger sizes/fuller shapes styling the sweater, though – I don’t know how it might look on my 5’9″ 175 lb frame. Maybe a future post idea? :)

    • Ellen says...

      Hear, hear Joanne! I’m a similar height and weight. Not quite plus-size, but not slim-model-size. I LOVE the look of this sweater (and the grove color!!) but not sure how it’d fall on my frame.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      great point, thank you so much!

    • susan says...

      Also, all the models are 5’9″ or taller. I like the look of the sweater but wonder if it would hang to my knees on my 5’3″ frame. Could you post a pic with it on a short person?

    • Melanie Bell says...

      I’m thirding this suggestion!

  128. Rebecca says...

    I love this idea! Just purchased the ivory and so excited to wear!

  129. Emily says...

    CUTE! And thanks for collaborating with a brand that has some extended sizing options!!

  130. Nisha says...

    Oh my goodness. I want one in every color!

  131. candice says...

    Oh my….how to choose just one. Gotta have ’em all!

  132. THANK YOU, on behalf of itchy people who also like to be cozy, for making a sweater in cotton! I always feel so sad having to pass up snuggly wool sweaters. Can’t wait to try this!

  133. Ellie says...

    Wow, that is the perfect sweater! Great job on the design. The price is too steep for my budget at the moment, but if I had the extra funds that saffron color would be in my cart in a second. I hope everyone is able to get what they want and I’ll keep my fingers crossed there’s a possible comeback someday. : )

  134. Emily says...

    Oh I love it! Also obsessed with the model’s hair. That’s exactly what I wish my curly hair would do!