The term gingham commonly refers to a pattern of small, equally sized squares in contrasting white and solid colours, but it also denotes a crisp, lightweight cotton fabric with this design. Gingham is derived from words in Malay and Hindi translating to ‘striped cloth’ or ‘checked cloth’.
The characteristic checkerboard pattern is created by setting the loom with balanced sections of white and coloured threads in both warp and weft, meaning both directions of the weave; a lighter shade appears in between the solid blocks, where white and dyed threads interlace.
material Silk rib
ARKET’s rib-knitted silk jersey is crafted from high-twisted yarn made from mulberry silk. The result is a fine and lightweight fabric with a subtle sheer and lustre. Like other silk weaves, rib-knitted silk drapes beautifully, and it absorbs moisture naturally. ARKET’s mulberry silk rib pieces are light and soft, ideal to be worn as a next-to-skin layer.
ECONYL® is an innovative nylon yarn, produced entirely from recovered fishnets and other nylon waste. Through an advanced recycling process, the waste materials are broken down to their raw-material state and then rebuilt with the exact same performance as nylon produced from fossil materials. The ECONYL® process can be repeated infinitely and thus forms the basis for a closed-loop cycle of regenerated nylon.