In response to a customer request, this is a short piece about our ever-popular Austrian cotton jersey pieces that are frequently found in our various collections. Also, some interesting facts about the company that supply these beautiful printed fabrics.
The Austrian Textile Industry
In Austria, there are more than 280 textile companies with around 12,000 employees. The high export rate of 80% indicates that Austrian textiles have a really good reputation worldwide with the main sales market in Europe. The domestic textile fashion landscape is characterised by micro-companies with the designers serving different niches. Austrian fashion is characterised by an artistic orientation and high-quality craftsmanship and material.
In Austria there is a strong responsibility towards the environment, particularly with regard to the production of textiles taking into account the following:
- the use of organic cotton
- FAIRTRADE and GOTS certification
- a transparent and verifiable production chain
- maximum social justice in production
- maximum possible environmental compatibility
- maximum possible quality for wearers
Amazing Architecture. The current company we source our lovely Austrian jersey fabrics from was founded in the early 1960’s because of the water in Muntlix, in Austria. It has the most amazing factory building in terms of architecture, being designed by the famous architect and artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928 - 2000) and in their words; “with his soft spot for painting, colours, onion domes, architecture and environmental protection “.
This is an example of some of the amazing architecture designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser, pictured here.
Creativity and Design
This creative ethos clearly runs through everything the company does, providing inspiration and new ideas, while never forgetting the original manufacturing traditions behind their products for producing and maintaining the highest quality, now using modern techniques and also protecting the environment along the way. They are passionate about it. At Cotswold Collections, we are pleased to be supplying our customers with stunning examples of these beautiful designs in our collections.
These are the latest Austrian cotton jersey garments in our summer collection:
Made in beautiful Austrian printed interlock in pure cotton, our stunning skirt has six panels and is in a pull-on style with an elasticated waistband. it is fully lined. team with our scoopneck T-shirt for an elegant summer outfit.
We are pleased to say that we have more garments from our Austrian supplier in our next collection, available from mid-June... so look out for these and grab them while you can!
We hope you find this interesting and please share any of your thoughts, ideas and inspiration with us. We'd love to hear from you.