Albiate is an Italian brand established in 1830 by Giuseppe Caprotti. In 2000 Albiate was bought by Albini Group. Nowadays Albiate specialises in fabrics for casual shirts. Their design is often bright and bold, sometimes flamboyant. The brand offers light denim, chambray, jacquard, flannel, twill and poplin fabrics (often printed / floral, abstract prints). Shirtings with classic patterns and solid colour fabrics are also available.
There are 2-ply (2×2 and 2×1) and 1-ply fabrics. Yarn numbers: 50 – 120. Albiate 1830 uses cotton (sometimes Egyptian cotton), but tells nothing about its characteristics. Tencel fibres are also used. Albiate fabrics are made in Italy. They are sold in 80+ countries. Albiate shirtings are used by J.Crew, Marc O’Polo, Nurevo, Sangar, Bonhomie, Mott & Bow, Hast, Suitsupply and several other brands.