The Swiss mill we use has been extremely creative in the last year, developing many beautiful new weaves and weights of cottons using state of the arts technology but producing with care for the environment and blessed with an abundance of water from their mountains for the final process. Each month, starting with The Voyage this January, I will let you know about a new cotton, how it is woven and finished ( for instance they even use different mountain water for different constructions ) and whether cooler or warmer to wear. Each new cotton will be available to order for shirts, boxer shorts, pyjamas or dressing gowns in the gentle blue, white, pink and lilac palette of designs that Alumo and I so love.
Voyage is a new very breathable cotton developed by Alumo to create a natural 100% cotton which is almost crease free so ideal for travelling.
Alumo says: The method applied to the fabric is called ‘moisture cross-linking’, implementing small resin bridges in the single fibres which prevents the fabric from from swelling. Due to the tiny, almost untraceable net of bridges , the cotton maintains a natural feel, breathability and absorbance, but will crease much less. ( The finishing meets the ecological, environmental and anti chemical Öko-tex Standard 100 )
Washing instruction: 60 degrees, low level of spinning tours after washing so that the fabric still has a certain amount of humidity within. Hang it still damp over a hanger and let it dry. Iron the seams, collar and cuffs.