Alumo, as precious as mountain crystal: the finest fabrics of exquisite quality, unmatched in softness and durability. We are inspired by the majesty of the mountains and are continuing a great tradition of craftsmanship to produce our exclusive cottons in the finest quality.
The secret of Alumo in a nutshell.
Gossypium barbadense, also known as Extra-long staple (ELS) cotton, is a species of cotton plant that has been cultivated to have staples longer than 35 mm that are associated with high quality products. Varieties of ELS cotton include WISICA Sea Island, American Pima, Egyptian ELS Gizas, Indian Suvin.
Hightest standard in our selection of cotton.
The industry standard grading, called «Number English», goes from 80/2 to 240/2. For price reasons, often only single yarns are used for shirting. Two-ply yarns however, are composed of two single strands. The higher the number the finer the yarn.
For smooth Alumo fabric exclusively two-ply yarn is used.
Thread count is often referred to with numbers like 100s, 120s, 140s, 160s, and so on. These numbers refer to the yarn size. The cotton spinning industry uses English cotton count (NE), which is determined by the number of yarn hanks (1 hank = 840 yards /770 meters long) per pound of yarn, and is notated “NE”.
The thread count – for example 100s, 120s, 140s 160s up to 240s – is defined by the yarn size.
To achieve our quality, which is valued all over the world, we keep hold of all the threads and carry out the whole production process – from the design phase to finishing the fabric in our own hands.
100 years of weaving art.
The density of the fabric is measured with Ends and Picks. There is an art to knowing which constructions are best for which yarn count, because there is a wide variety of different fabric constructions.
Fabric construction is the key to finishing up with a superb fabric.
The finishing, a very important part of the process, has a tradition of more than 200 years in Switzerland. We improve the look, the performance such as shrinkage, and reach a crisp white shade and the typical silky soft hand feel.
Sustainability in finishing since more than 200 years in Switzerland.
Treasured because of our strong manufactural character and valued for our craftsmanship, we produce exclusive two-ply fabrics of superb and most enduring quality. Steadfast as the Swiss mountains, we maintain our 100 year-old tradition of our high quality ALUMO standard.
The purity of quality.
To be happy with our fabrics for a long time, please look after them well. Learn about the care instructions that need to be applied when washing and dry cleaning.
The 100 % cotton fabrics are a luxury product.
The collection of Alumo sales support material supports you to sell the Alumo fabric: 2 Sartoria Books, Sartoria ligth travelling version, Cut length service worldwide, sew-in-labels , hang tabs, booklets, a digital brand kit and much more...
Useful material that can support you to sell the Alumo fabric at the point of sale.
2 Sartoria Books with over 400 qualities that are always available in stock. Check out how to use our handy books of the «Never Out of Stock» Programme.
425 finest Swiss cotton two-ply fabrics from Ne 80/2 up to 240/2 in cut length service worldwide.
The Sartoria Collection with over 400 qualities that are always available in stock. Check out how to use our handy travel version of the «Never Out of Stock» Programme.
Finest Swiss cotton two-ply fabrics collection as a light travel version.
To sell the right fabric to your clients, ask them what conditions they face in their business and private life: comfort, heat, style, quality or durability.... Click here to find out more!
There is no general answer to the question «what is the best», however, there is always an answer to all client’s conditions.
For us, the sustainability of our fabrics and our work method is a natural part of our self-image...
Because just like our finest cotton fabrics, only the best is good enough for us when it comes to sustainability.
We believe it is crucial to take responsibility for our economic activity and our supply chain, which is why we pursue a consistent due diligence approach...
We are certified according to the strict STeP by OEKO-TEX
How to find us
Rare and much desired, but easy to find. ALUMO is at home right in the middle of one of the most traditional places in Switzerland.