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history Telnyashka


The horizontally striped undershirt was first brought to Russia in the mid-19th century by merchant seamen who bought and traded them in European ports. Originally worn by sailors and fishermen on France’s Atlantic coast, the shirts were given the status of Russia’s official navy uniform in 1874. In a decree signed by Tsar Alexander II, the shirts were described as made of a 50/50 wool and cotton blend with blue and white stripes, 1.1 and 4.4 centimetres wide respectively.

The modern design with equally wide white and coloured stripes was introduced in 1912. The name ‘telnyashka’ translates to ‘body shirt’ and the single-thread jerseys are still worn as an undergarment by the Russian army and navy. The colours of the stripes are related to different military functions – black for mariners, light blue for airborne personnel and green for border service.

program Cotton GSM


program Cotton GSM

ARKET differentiates the number of knitting needles used in its specially designed series of yarn counts to create a core collection of jersey materials in four different weights.

GSM, a standard measurement of fabric weights in textile trading, stands for grams per square metre and indicates the material’s density. A high-GSM fabric is typically knitted with shorter loops and is thus thicker and more compact, while a lower GSM denotes a finer and more loosely knitted material.

Customised machine settings yield a variety of knitted fabrics characterised by firmness and balance. The resulting array of fabric weights allows garment patterns to be replicated in varying textures for different applications. The reiteration of a single-source cotton fibre throughout a range of ARKET yarns generates a framework for exploring the raw material’s potential.

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