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CANVAS

Knowledge Traditionally made from coarse cotton and linen yarns, canvas fabrics were used for tents and boat sails and later became popular in workwear.

A durable and tear-resistant fabric with considerable strength, canvas is typically made from unbleached cotton or linen. The fabric is a plain weave with a slightly ribbed surface, woven with a single weft yarn over a double warp. The term originates from ‘cannabis’, the Latin word for ‘hemp’, which was the material used for the earliest canvas fabrics. The fabric is naturally water-resistant and has traditionally been used for utilitarian items such as tents and boat sails. In the 1940s and ‘50s, it also became popular for use in workwear, shoes, and for bags and packs. Canvas is sometimes used interchangeably with cotton duck (from the Dutch word ‘doek’, meaning ‘linen canvas’), which is a similar but more heavyweight fabric made from coarser yarns, also used for sails and sailor’s clothing.

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GROWING A HEALTHY CULTURE

Swedish chef Sofia B Olsson is recognised as one of the most progressive voices on the food scene, revolutionising both workplace culture and the notion of what it means to source locally.

 

 

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ARKET TRITONE™ TRAINER

Inspired by a British deadstock utility design from the 1990s, our Tritone™ Trainer features a lightweight upper made from recycled polyester mesh and chrome-free tanned suede, atop the Vibram® RollinGait sole system.

 

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WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP

Meet three of our many female leaders at ARKET as they talk about representation, everyday role models and making a positive business case for women in positions of power.

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