Organic cotton & undyed linen herringbone
June 4th, 2020
Our sustainability policy leads us to look for fabrics that stand out by their eco-responsibility. This blend of organic cotton and undyed linen comes from a small family-owned mill located in Biella, North Italy. It is part of a specific "Green" line that the mill develops with undyed, plant-dyed or sustainable fabrics.
The organic cotton was cultivated in India, Egypt and China, while the linen was harvested in France or Belgium. Their blend brings both freshness and stability to the fabric that comes in a herringbone weave. This classic menswear pattern, mostly present on wool tweed or outerwear garments, was popularized by English tailors. It can also be found on linen suits in summertime. The English term refers to the resemblance of the pattern to actual "herring" (fish) bones.
The distinctiveness of our fabric comes from the subtlety that its neutral colorway brings to the traditional pattern, thanks to the undyed linen fibers. Softened by its washed finish, it is available in our architect jacket - an e-shop exclusive - our three-button casual jacket, and our two-pleat large trousers. The natural color of our horn buttons from Jura stand out on this light fabric and brings more charm to these pieces, all made in Mr Erbas' small atelier in Pantin.
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 →