Albini Group is an Italian company with more than 140 years of textile experience (Cotonificio Albini was founded in 1876). It produces fine shirtings under several brands: Cotonificio Albini 1876, Thomas Mason, David & John Anderson, Albiate 1830, Albini Donna. These shirtings are made of high quality cotton – often extra-long staple one (for example, Egyptian Giza 45 and Giza 87, certified Sea Island). Some fabrics are made of Italian and French linen (for example, Lino 130TF from Normandy – with the longest fibers), silk or linen + cotton and cotton + silk blends. There are 1-ply, 2-ply and 3-ply fabrics (1×1, 2×1, 2×2, 2×3).
Ranges of weaves, patterns and colours are very wide (for example, weaves: oxford, Royal oxford, dobby, marcella, zephyr, herringbone, twill, poplin/broadcloth, end-on-end, chambray, voile). Yarn numbers: from 23 (some linen fabrics) up to 330 (David & John Anderson Millenium Star III – 330/3, Giza 45). Albini Group fabrics are made in Italy (maybe, not always) and certified according to Oeko-Tex Standard 100.
Turnbull & Asser shirt. Fabric by Thomas Mason (Albini Group).
Albini Group fabrics are used by Boggi, Budd, Ede & Ravenscroft, Ermenegildo Zegna, G.Inglese, Guiglielminotti, Hackett, J.Crew, Kabbaz-Kelly, Ledbury, Luigi Borrelli, Mazzarelli, Suitsupply, Turnbull & Asser and lots of other brands.