«The designs of the linen fabrics are kept timeless aswell as classic and form a harmonious interplay. Familiar elements such as the waffle pattern are reinterpreted with a light-dark contrast. The yarns are deliberately used in their raw and bleached state to show the flax in its natural tone and not to use any additional dyes. The two designs created for this collection are woven on the same warp to simplify the time-consuming production and make the most of the material.»
Mira Durrer, textile designer
IN THE FIELD
The flax used is grown in Emmental on behalf of SwissFlax GmbH. The cultivation and further processing of flax is almost CO2-neutral – according to SwissFlax GmbH in the near future even completely – and the plant needs little water for its growth.
IN THE FABRIC
We know our production chain very well and inform our customers transparently about how our products are made. We know what is (not) in our fabrics and know the people involved in the creation of our collection. In the Tessanda handweaving mill, our fabrics are created according to our own criteria and designs.
ON THE LOOM
Our fabrics are produced according to our own designs and criteria at the Tessanda handweaving mill, which is one of the last three hand weaving mills in Switzerland. This has many advantages. On the one hand, the weaving width can be optimally adapted to the cuts, on the other hand, we use thereby few resources to produce the fabrics. We also believe that the value of a garment is increased by this handcraft, and we thus promote a more conscious use of resources.
«The demand on the design was to create a timeless collection. The limited collection ‘Etern’ consists of four independent pieces that can be combined with each other or be worn individually. Based on a blouse-dress, which can be worn as a coat or dress, a pair of trousers, a blouse and a dress have been developed. The design is reduced, and the cut lines are deliberately used sparingly to let the hand-woven fabric have its effect.»
Lea Vogel, fashion designer