The Gre(y)t Sweater Debate



I'm on the hunt for the perfect grey sweater. Sounds simple, right? Well here is the criteria I'm working with...

  1. I want something that is the perfect light grey color - not too dark, not too light.
  2. It must be suuupppeerrrr soft. I love quality materials like wool, cashmere and alpaca, but I have extremely sensitive skin, so quality and comfort is key.
  3. A sweater that is the perfect mix of casual and professional is a must, too. I want to throw it on when I'm lounging at home, headed out to run errands on the weekend, at dinner with friends, or off to the office for the day.
  4. On top of all that, I'm looking for a sweater (and a brand) that takes a conscious approach to apparel manufacturing. I want to be proud when I wear my sweater and confidently say that it was made with environmental, social and economical sustainability.

After much searching, I found five contenders! I ordered all five and plan to evaluate each based on my criteria listed above.

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The Cashmere Crew by Everlane

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.06 Heather Light Grey Lightweight Alpaca Sweater by Zady

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Wool Cashmere Crewneck Sweater by Cuyana

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The Slouchy Cashmere V-Neck by Everlane

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.01 The Sweater - Light Grey by Zady

Do you have a favorite? I'd love to hear your thoughts. As soon as I receive all five, I plan to evaluate and (hopefully!) find a winner. Stay tuned. :)