This season we are proud to announce our first capsule “Made In England” collection consisting of a range of outerwear made in Manchester, England.
The collection includes classic Pretty Green outerwear pieces such as the parka, mac, short hooded jacket and a harrington. All styles have have details cut from hand sewn linen Union Jack flags, Riri zips and branded horn buttons.
The fabric used to manufacture the outerwear is fully waterproof and breathable made from 100% cotton ventile.
Ventile® was the first truly effective all weather fabric whose breathability performance remains unsurpassed. Its secret lies in the uncoated and unlaminated construction. The fabrics are 100% cotton, utilising the finest, long staple fibres, only found in the top 2% of the world's crop.
After gentle spinning and doubling, the yarn is woven into a very dense Oxford weave, using up to 30% more yarn than conventional woven fabrics.
The performance of Ventile® fabrics results from the properties of cotton fibres which expand when they come into contact with water. The combination of fibres, yarns and weave causes expansion in a uniform manner. This allows the interstices within the fabric to close up, preventing the further passage of water. In addition to this, Ventile is treated with a high quality DWR system which enhances the fabrics water resistant properties and increases performance.
The fabric therefore provides excellent protection against the wind, rain, snow and cold.