We have learnt to listen, to see and to touch in order to tailor the beautiful t-shirt. It’s a lifetime of using our senses to perfect how the garment feels to another person.
THE MOST ANCIENT AND EXCLUSIVE COTTON ON EARTH
Cottongin T-shirt is produced using the Caribbean Sea Island Cotton, incredibly unique and one of the highest possible quality: the cotton fiber is less than 12 microns (the average human hair is about 50 to 80 microns) qualifying as superfine. In the textile world, the smaller the fiber (fewer microns), the softer and more comfortable it is against the skin.
Caribbean Sea Island Cotton accounts for less than 0.004% of cotton supplies on earth.
The cultivation of this precious raw material follows a special process, where much of the work is done by hand: harvesting, handling, and packing it is all manual. These efforts result in a unique cotton fiber with exceptionally fine texture, natural silken sheen, and incomparably soft feel.
Cottongin’s best feature will dazzle you with one touch, once on your skin, you can immediately feel the superior silkiness and softness of this garment.
TRIBUTE TO CLASSIC COLOR PALETTES
In keeping it sophisticated and easy to style Cottongin’s t-shirts come in classic color palettes. They are available in hues of subtle whites, soft beige, shades of bold blues, greys, and deep blacks. Each color name comes from the Japanese culture and is inspired by its aesthetics traditionally used in arts, literature, textiles, and other crafts.
110 STEPS IN THE MAKING, 4000 STITCHES, AND overall ten times longer than a regular t-shirt
Every Cottongin t-shirt is the result of a unique tailoring method that takes 110 steps, 4000 stitches, and overall ten times longer than a regular mass produced t-shirt. Our craftsmen use the same construction and sewing techniques that only can be found in bespoke shirts. They sew up to 4000 clean and fine stitches into a single t-shirt and finish with couture sewing by hand.
For each t-shirt we use two types of high-end Gutterman threads: strong and stretchy on top while delicate and soft inside the T-shirt, to ensure the most comfort on the body. T-shirt is finished with a silk smooth label and clean neckline collar made from the same Sea Island Cotton to prevent overstretching and curling.
Armed with the pair of sharp eyes and a magnifying glass our craftsmen check the finished T-shirt, inch by inch, throughout all stitches and hidden details to ensure unparalleled quality. Only those with a tireless obsession about details can fully appreciate that.