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OXFORD FABRIC

Knowledge Originally woven by Scottish cotton mills in the late 1800s, Oxford was one of four contemporary fabrics named after the world’s most prestigious universities.

Oxford cloth is made by interlacing pairs of fine warp yarns with a single slightly heavier weft, resulting in an unbalanced basket weave. The looser structure of the basket weave (compared to a traditional plain weave) makes Oxford less prone to wrinkling, and it is traditionally used in men’s casual shirting. Classic Oxford is often woven with dyed warp yarns and a white weft which further enhances the signature checkerboard pattern and creates a subtle two-colour effect with a faint lustre.

Originally woven by Scottish mills in the late 1800s, Oxford was one of four contemporary fabrics named after the world’s most prestigious universities, which also included Cambridge, Harvard, and Yale. Made with coarser cotton qualities, it was an inexpensive and airy material that later became popular for athletic wear, such as tennis and polo shirts.

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AWAY FROM THE THROWAWAY CULTURE

Understanding the links between ecosystems and human welfare quickly leads to questions on farming, cultivation and how we manage our waster resources, says professor Line Gordon, Director of the Stockholm Resilience Center.

 

 

People

THE NEED FOR A NEW NORMAL

More sustainable design shouldn’t be an indulgence, but the first and easy choice for anyone who wants to live consciously, says ARKET Head of Growth & Sustainability, Ville Klemming.

 

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GOTLAND WOOL: A RESCUED RESOURCE

Our new knitwear collection is made using undyed Gotland wool, a Swedish variety named after the island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea. The project supports small family-owned farms and saves premium-quality material from going to waste.

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