The go-anywhere fibre
The Mako variety, which comes from Upper Egypt, is a controlled appellation whose thread is extremely fine and silky. Grown to strict standards in only a small region of the Nile Delta, it cannot be mass produced. Using this extra-long-staple thread, we produce very supple, smooth knits that are a joy to wear, easy to care for and durable, and that hold their shape. About 15,000 metres of this ultra-fine thread are required to produce only one pullover. The thread is gassed (gassing gives cotton its shine and smooth texture and makes it resistant to laundering, wear and pilling). This precious fibre is so finely spun that some sweaters weigh less than 200 grams.