When we were in Otavalo, a short drive south of the Colombian border, I spotted a wool shop that I wanted to check out and then promptly forgot the following day. Fate must have been thinking that I was in need of a new jacket because Casa Helbling, the hostel we stayed at in Quito, was directly across from the exact same store, Hilana. Not only do they sell beautiful wool, they make a well-designed selection of wool jackets, slippers, scarves, mittens and much more. I believe the designer is French but all the materials are sourced from Ecuador.
It was actually Tom who spotted this jacket and suggested I try it on. The sleeves were a tiny bit short but with a bit of chatting the lady at the shop managed to get the sleeves lengthened in 24 hours. And I came away with a custom tailored, 100% wool jacket and a couple of skeins of lovely Ecuadorian yarn for $60 USD.