The Cottons

A story intimately linked to that of humanity

Cotton is a "fruit" produced by a shrub of Indian origin - a "woolen tree" said the ancients - whose culture dates back more than 5000 years. If several countries have become producers over time, it is the lands of northern Egypt that since ancient times have produced the most beautiful varieties. On these small plots planted with cotton, peasants continue to cultivate in an ancestral way, by letting the ground rest when the conditions are not ideal and to proceed to the picking by hand, with care. The result is extra-long fibres called staples, which are mutated into fine and silky and yet strong threads with which we knit our sweaters and t-shirts. This is where the most famous Italian spinners get their supplies. This is also what inspires ça va de soi , to create and produce noble yet simple designs.

“Classicism is not the manner of any fixed age or of any fixed country; it is a constant state of the artistic mind. It is a temper of security and satisfaction and patience. ” — James Joyce

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The Egyptian mako cotton Giza70/88/89

The mako variety, from Upper Egypt, is a controlled appellation whose thread is extremely fine and silky. Cultivated strictly in a small area of ​​the Nile Delta, it can not therefore be the subject of massive production. From this extra long bristle fiber (ELS), we produce knits that are extremely soft, smooth and comfortable in contact with the body, durable, dimensionally stable and easy to maintain. This fine thread is gassed, a process in the yarn making that gives longevity the the final product while keeping as much as possible the natural benefits of the cotton when in contact with the skin —gassing gives the cotton its shine, its smooth texture and its resistance to washing, wear and pilling — This precious material can be so finely spun that some sweaters or t-shirts weigh less than 100g !