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CRÊPE DU CHINE

Knowledge Crêpe de chine is a fine, lightweight but durable silk or silk blend with a distinctive texture and shimmer.

Crêpe de chine is named for China, the historical centre of silk production. The fabric is woven with a ‘crêpe twist’ process – the weft yarns are twisted both clockwise and counter-clockwise for a lightly crinkled texture. This gives the surface slight irregularities, creating a subtle luminosity that appears to shift in colour as the fabric moves. The weight and slippery surface of crêpe du chine give it a graceful drape, and it has been used for dresses, skirts, and lingerie since the 19th century France. It is similar to habotai silk, but more substantial. Though it looks elegant and delicate, crêpe de chine is surprisingly strong and wears well over time.

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Meet Jo Ellison

We invited the celebrated Editor of the Financial Times’ HTSI magazine to guest edit our A/W 2022 collection and take us on a personal journey through modern office clothing. Read more for a wisdom-filled account of the contemporary codes of business attire.

 

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Recycled cashmere

As autumn comes, it’s time to turn to classic knits. Blended with RWS-certified merino wool for durability and strength, our recycled cashmere gives the luxurious feel and natural warmth of conventional cashmere, but with a lighter footprint on the planet.

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BREAD IN HAND

Together with ARKET’s new bread supplier – BAK, we are on a mission to showcase that the use of organic heritage crops and manual techniques not only makes sense from a sustainability perspective, but also because the final product simply tastes and feels better.

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