October 5th, 2017
Originally made in carded wool, it owed its heathered aspect to the hues and asperities of natural wool. This fabric and the first mechanical weaving looms appeared simultaneously at the XVIIIth century, in Flanders as well as in Wales. As a matter of fact, a possible etymology of the word flannel comes from "Wool" in Welsh.
Traditionnally, the woven fabric is pressed, wrung, and crushed in a hot water bath. This operation enables to felt the fabric by suppressing the gaps between the warp and the weft yarns. In order to enhance that effect, the fabric is slightly combed to bring out the fibers. This technique can be used to make cotton flannels, for instance.
Our selection of cotton flannel shirts for this fall and winter are made from japanese fabrics in a subtle palette of washed blues, greys, and beiges. we also introduce a green tartan check.
The Ampo Provençal print is developed by Les Olivades, a family-owned textile printing company located in the area of Avignon. The atelier, created in 1818, continues to perpetuate the traditional know-how of textile printing in the south of France. The rich history of the printing works, is marked by the acquisition of the company by the current president's grandfather in the post-World War II period.Read →