May 10th, 2017
Originally from India, seersucker is a fabric that can easily be identified by its wrinkled texture, making it very fit to a warm climate. Both light and comfortable, its puckered aspect removes the fabric from the skin, enabling air to move more freely.
The word comes from the Persian “sheer” and “shakar”, literally “milk” and “sugar”, referring to the inherent contrast of textures.
Seersucker was adopted by the English during the colonial period, then by the United States, especially in the South, where it was used for tailoring and became a summer wardrobe staple.
Although it traditionally comes in thin white and colored stripes, we have chosen a larger stripe thickness, and solid colors, working in partnership with a small weaving mill located in the region of Biella in the North of Italy.
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 →