I can’t say enough wonderful things about Marika and Charles’ beautiful line of cashmere knitwear, MA+CH (formerly Marika Charles). I came upon it about 7 years ago at a clothing show in NYC and have been a true believer ever since. Each delivery of her sweaters and accessories is much anticipated, not only by us at the shop but by our customers who ask to be e-mailed right away when the latest order arrives. The one thread featherweight cashmere sweaters are designed by Marika Contompasis in her studio in Schenectady, NY, where she creates the shapes and styles of the line each season. In the same studio her brother, textile artist Charles Contompasis, uses a patented process to individually dye and print each garment from drawings and patterns he has created. The result is spectacular. Each piece is unique and each season they produce the most breathtaking line of cardigans, pullovers, shawls and scarves in a rich variety of color ways and designs. They also produce an elegant and feminine line of hand-dyed silk dresses, shirts and tanks for the warmer months and as under pieces to be worn with their sweaters.

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