Alumo is a Swiss mill based in Appenzell. It produces the highest quality shirtings (according to Alexander Kabbaz, the best ones in the world – though not all shirtmakers agree with this opinion). The range of Alumo fabrics is quite extensive, but the mill offers only genuine 2-ply (2*2) and 3-ply fabrics. Their yarn numbers vary from 100’s up to 240’s. The range consists of 100% cotton shirtings (popeline, twill, voile, plisse, oxford, zephir, batist), cotton+cashmere fabrics (Cashmerello) and cotton+wool fabrics (Lanella). 3-ply cotton shirting was named Salvatore Triplo.
It worth mentioning that Alumo uses high quality extra-long staple Egyptian cotton (usually Giza 45) as well as (very rarely) genuine Sea Island cotton. As a result, Alumo shirtings are very comfortable to wear, durable and silky (though it depends on yarn numbers too, of course). Besides, all Alumo fabrics comply with Oeko-Tex Standard 100 and made in Switzerland.
Emma Willis boxers made of Alumo fabric.