Merino is a breed of sheep originally from southern Portugal. The breed is the result of the evolution of the merina specimens that existed at the beginning of the 20th century in the south of Portugal where black animals predominated.
The production of wool motivated crossbreeding with improved breeds such as the precocious merino (a French breed developed from the Merino de (Rambouillet). Currently, the breed has its highest production in Australia and New Zealand.
One of the many advantages of merino wool is that it keeps you warm without making you sweat. It is thermoregulatory and will provide you with plenty of warmth. Merino wool also has antibacterial properties which is why it does not retain odours.
The cardigan is one of those pieces that has become a wardrobe staple and therefore never goes out of fashion. The truth is that it can be worn for so many occasions that having a pattern that is always there is a smart decision. Whether you have plans with friends, co-workers or family, the cardigan is becoming a favourite piece for it girls every season.
In English, the term "cardigan" describes a "tight-fitting waistcoat" and was coined in the 19th century, thanks to James Thomas Brudenell, the seventh Earl of Cardigan. The English general was involved in the Crimean War and, according to the story, started the style by wearing these garments while leading the battles.
We are proud of our success and happy customers. Satisfied customers that repeatedly choose to buy form our store is the best testimony of our effort.
In our online store you can purchase many of Portugal’s best products from your home and have them delivered to your doorsteps. Our products are carefully selected by our specialists and must comply with our standards and criteria, such as quality, availability and value for money.
To protect sensitive information online and to guarantee the best possible security for our customers, CARDIGANO uses the strongest, most advanced security available. Your credit card information is therefore always secure at the CARDIGANO website. More information on SSL, VeriSign and the encryption can be found on the VeriSign website.
We do NOT sell or give away your personal information such as name, address or e-mail to any third party for marketing purposes.
We knit our cardigans in small quantities which means that we do not accumulate products in the warehouse (only those that appear as available), do not have sales and do not offer discounts as well as do not discard waste.
Shipping of Your Cardigans from Portugal:
We pack your products carefully. Cardigans are specially packed to ensure mint condition delivery.
We want you to enjoy the best of what our country has to offer. Special requests are welcome and if we do not sell the Cardigan you are looking for, just send us an e-mail and we will make an effort to make it available to you.