Watch Qiviuk New York's Interview with NTDTV:

posted 2016 Jul

Watch Qiviuk New York's Interview with NTDTV:

Stunning Yukon Northern Lights Show

posted 2016 Mar

During a ministerial and community visit to the muskox industry, the aurora borealis put on a stunning display for the team at Qiviuk. 


Aurora Borealis March 2016

Yukon Visit March 2016 - Aurora Borealis

Yukon Aurora Borealis - March 2016

Emmy award-winning Sandra Lee Stuns in 100% Qiviuk Finito Shawl

posted 2015 Dec

Emmy award-winning Sandra Lee visited Qiviuk Boutique NY today for the annual Miracle on Madison Avenue.

Sandra's wearing the stunning Finito Shawl made from 100% Qiviuk

Purchases made today at Qiviuk NY will benefit the Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.


Sandra Lee at Qiviuk



Global TV interviews Fernando Alvarez, President of Qiviuk

posted 2015 Nov

Watch the full interview here:

Global TV Calgary

The Making of Celebrity Stylists

posted 2015 Oct

We really love stylist Brooke Wall's "Qiviuk Dean Neck Warmer" look as featured here in the New York Times. Read all about Brooke and her iconic style here:

To order a Dean Neck Warmer for yourself, call Qiviuk at 888-762-5830 or drop us an email at


Brooke Wall as seen in the 'Dean Neck Warmer' by Qiviuk.


Qiviuk Goes To The Midsummer Ball

posted 2015 Jul

The weekend of July 24th to 26th, Qiviuk President, Fernando Alvarez was joined by Jeimmy Alvarez, the face of Qiviuk, at 36th Banff Centre Midsummer Ball Weekend. 
Fernando & Jeimmy with singer-songerwriter K.D. Lang

Held in support of the Banff Centre’s Artists’ Fund, Qiviuk is a proud sponsor of this event with the donation of 3 of their signature luxury shawls. This year was the most successful year ever, raising a total of $1.348 million in net revenue for the fund.

Among attendees was singer-songwriter and actor, K.D. Lang. Lang is both a multiple Juno and Grammy Award-winning musical performer. Well-known for her performance of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" live at the opening ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada, Lang again wowed the audience with awe-inspiring rendition of “What a wonderful World” and "Hallelujah.

A Conversation with Spike Lee

posted 2014 Feb

On Saturday, January 18th, at the Banff Centre, director Spike Lee was interviewed live on stage by Globe and Mail's Ian Brown as a part of the Heather and N Murray Edwards Legendary Leaders Event, and Qiviuk was part of this memorable night. 

Spike Lee is a writer, director, actor, producer, and author who revolutionized the role of Black talent in cinema. Widely regarded as the premier African-American filmmaker in the world, Lee is a forerunner in the “do it yourself” school of independent film. His movies, or “Spike Lee Joints,” include She’s Gotta Have ItDo The Right ThingMo’ Better Blues, Malcolm XClockersSummer of Sam, and most recently, Oldboy.  

Globe and Mail's Ian Brown interviews Spike Lee on stage.

Spike Lee meeting Qiviuk's founder Fernando Alvarez.

Spike Lee receiving a Gabo Cardigan from the Qiviuk Boutique.

Spike Lee poses with Qiviuk's founder Fernando Alvarez.

Qiviuk on NTD TV

posted 2014 Jan

An oldie but goodie: "Muskox: lighter and warmer than cashmere" A report from NTD TV about Qiviuk, featuring Fernando Alvarez at our Qiviuk Store - NYC, aired on September 26, 2013. 

An Evening with Christopher Plummer

posted 2013 Nov

On Saturday, September 28th, Qiviuk was part of the Christopher Plummer Legendary Leaders event at The Banff Centre. 

Shakespeare in Word and Music, was a unique concert in which Christopher Plummer presented excerpts from Shakespeare's most famous woks such as Hamlet and The Tempest, paired with music inspired by the Bard, such as Mendelssohn's Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet.

In addition to the public performance, Mr. Plummer generously presented an inspiring “Career Talk” to over 130 Theatre Arts, Film and Media participants, and a number of our VIP guests.  

Definitely a memorable evening to remember. 

Christopher Plummer receives a present from Qiviuk.

Qiviuk's founder Fernando Alvarez, Mr. Christopher Plummer, and  Sean Hynes, Excecutive Director & Regional Head, Aberta, who was the main sponsor of the event. 

Follow us on Facebook

posted 2013 Sep

Did you know we are on Facebook? Follow us for regular updates, and spread the love for Qiviuk!

Don't miss any of our posts! Hover over the "Like" and a drop down menu will appear.
Now check the "Get Notifications" option and make sure the "Show in News Feed" is also activated as well.

Follow us at:

More from Where magazine

posted 2013 Aug

More Qiviuk ads appeared on Where Magazine.


Where Magazine

posted 2013 Aug

Some Qiviuk ads appeared on Where Magazine

Mikhail Baryshnikov and Lisa Rinehart wear Qiviuk

posted 2013 Aug

Now dancer, choreographer and actor Mikhail Baryshnikov and his wife, dancer Lisa Rinehart are part of our Qiviuk family: he got a Gigi Black and she got a Finito natural shawl. 

Fernando Alvarez, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Lisa Rinehart. 


Sarah Jessica Parker and Mikhail Baryshnikov (as Aleksandr Petrovsky) on "Sex and the City"

Qiviuk Blanket for HRH Prince George

posted 2013 Jul

We are happy and honoured to learn that the Prime Minister of Canada, The Right Honourable Stephen Harper has chosen a Qiviuk blanket as a gift to HRH little Prince George, future King of England and Canada (Via The Globe and Mail).

Qiviuk's Fernando Alvarez with Prime Minister of Canada, The Right Honourable Stephen Harper


 Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge and Britain's Prince William holding Prince George of Cambridge.
photo: The Globe and Mail

From our archives: Qiviuk at NAFFEM Runway show 2011

posted 2013 Jul

Qiviuk's Fall-Winter 2011 collection at the NAFFEM Runway show, featuring our classic Arcelia dress in the beginning of the video.

From our archives: The Plaza Magazine Article

posted 2013 Jul

Today we would like to shade a complete article about Qiviuk and its founder, Fernando Alvarez from The Plaza Magazine published back in 2008. 


Qiviuk Boutique featured in Rtown Banff

posted 2013 Jul

A promotional video from our Jacques Cartier Clothier and Qiviuk Boutique at Banff, Canada, courtesy of Rtown Banff.

A few more pictures from the Boundless Fashion Show

posted 2013 Jul

Qiviuk's founder Fernando Alvarez.

Former Governor General Michaëlle Jean on a conversation with Fernando Alvarez after the show

Our Latest addition at Qiviuk Store NYC

posted 2013 Jun

A great selection of silk scarves from Fabric Frontline Zurich has been added to our Qiviuk Store - NYC


Pictured above: Fabric Frontline Zurich owner and CEO, Riccardo Preninger and Qiviuk director and founder Fernando Alvarez.

Fashions from the North

posted 2013 Jun


An excerpt of the article Une mode venue du Nord (Fashions from the North) appeared in La Presse+ 

"Originally from Peru, Fernando Alvarez left the south of Peru in 1986 to settle in Alberta, where he quickly sniffed the potential of qiviuk. Inspired by the techniques used for making precious llama, alpaca and vicuna wool crafted in his native region, he designed a way to spin it down to make a high quality thread."

Read the complete article here (in french).