DeNada – fine alpaca handmade knitwear

This weather has been crazy!  From 30 to 60 degrees in a span of a week – well at least here in Washington, DC.  Thankfully, I came across this ahhhhmazing accessory line DeNada that concentrates exclusively on handmade knitwear for men and women.  I discovered it by scrolling through Instagram (of course) and noticed these intricate scarves and gorgeous shawls.  My immediate reaction was to flood their timeline with tons of heart emojis and exclamation points. 

Weeks later to my surprise, founder and fellow Latina Virginia Arruesueño contacted me to visit her studio.   Not only that, she’s a local artisan!  I was elated and when I did, I was like a kid in a candy store- I wanted EVERYTHING.  Watch below to see why…

Special thanks to Virginia for allowing me to share your craft- you are truly an inspiration!




P.S. : Check out for these lovely pieces and take advantage of the free standard U.S. shipping through December 25th!  These would be perfect Xmas gifts.