The name of our brand represents the nobility of every single work. The nobleness of spirit of every worker making her or his noble work.
When we decided to start this project one of the ideas behind it was to recuperate or to bring back the textile industry to western society that was present in the old days.
We knew that tradition was a very important idea to represent the brand.
When we were studying the different European regions and their costumes we had a fantastic discovery. Traditionally material had a higher impact in terms of cost in a final product than nowadays. This fact influenced the design of modest traditional clothing. We found a pattern system that gave a response to the waste of fabric.
Surprisingly this technique exists in all the different European regions with little modifications or details. The worker´s shirt in Norway was called the Busserull.
The unique aspect of the garment was in the sleeve resolution. The sleeve of this shirt is made of a rectangular main piece and a square piece to compensate for the lack of the curve that fits the shoulder in a shirt. By avoiding the use of the curve in the patterns the system creates a perfect puzzle achieving zero waste.
In our area, in the Roncal valley in the Pyrenees, there is another beautiful example. The “camisa de roncalesa” follows that same idea but with a much different proportion. The square piece is much bigger to give dynamism to the garment. This shirt is made for the holidays so it´s a much looser fit to transmit movement during the dancing.
Our worker´s shirt is based on that idea of a responsible use of resources with tiny alterations to improve the general fit of the shirt.
Old pictures: Paul Stang