Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Down With the Winter

It's light. It's flexible. It withstands frigid temperatures on mountaintops. And in the entire history of humans staying warm, nobody's been able to beat it.

Down jackets come in different shapes and sizes. For more flexibility and something to wear when you're out on a cool day, there are narrower strips of down. Which means there's less bulk and it's easier to move about.

Now, for a big snowy day, think big! Bigger quilts, but fewer, so the jacket stays lightweight and comfortable. Each larger quilt gives the down more room to loft - more room to fluff out. Which results in more insulation, and transforms your stylish jacket into the perfect shield against the cold!

Friday, 8 November 2013

From Spain, con amor!

Aldo Martins is a brand designed and made in the mountain town of Igualada, just outside of the vibrant Catalan capital, Barcelona.

There, Marti Bisbal and his family have built a unique and fast growing business. Aldo Martins’ specialty: multi-coloured knitwear!

Each and every garment is a piece of art. The father, two sons and a daughter, each in charge of a key aspect of the business, make sure everything is done perfectly.

The whole process of creating their garments begins by translating the fabric designs into a computer software that is then sent to sophisticated knitting machines. They turn it into yards and yards of supple and soft material.

The fabrics are then cut and put together in a labour intensive process, all by hand. Pre-laundering and pressing ensure that every piece will maintain their quality after the first cleaning.

Each item is carefully checked for flaws, labeled, packaged and is ready to be sent anywhere in the world!

And, the best part: these handcrafted luxury garments, made in Spain, still come at a very affordable price!