The poncho is essentially a single large sheet of fabric with an opening in the center for the head with a piece of fabric that covers the head. Rainproof ponchos normally are fitted with fasteners to close the sides once the poncho is draped over the body, with openings provided for the arms; many have hoods attached to ward off wind and rain.
Alternative ponchos are now designed as fashion items. They are the same shape but of different material. They are designed to look fashionable and provide warmth while remaining breathable and comfortable, rather than to ward off wind and rain. These are often made out of wool or yarn, knitted or crocheted. Ponchos with festive designs or colors can be worn at special events as well. (....http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poncho)
Narda's started in 1970 in La Trinidad, Benguet, Philippines weaving blankets from recycled acrylic yarns. Narda Capuyan a family planning nurse whose hand - knitting hobby attracted the mothers, encourage the women to weave to keep them busy from making more babies. Her alternative method of family planning became a success, as did her weaving business. From the blankets , she moved on to home furnishings, fashion, and fashion accessories.
Big break came in 1982 when Bloomingdale's department store in New York decided to centrally feature Narda's products in an all-Philippine sales exhibtion. The show, popularized in Narda's bringing her to Japan, Europe and Canada. Neiman Marcus, Lord and Taylor, Marshal Fields in the U.S.A and Hudson's Bay in Canada were some of Narda's initial buyers.
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