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42154842 COMPACT

Compact treated cotton canvas with print on sleeves before treatment. The Compact process is the transfer to finished garments of a textile process that is used to cleanse the natural fibers of their impurities. The garments are boiled at 130 °C under pressure, with special additives. In the finished garments the material shrinks approximately by 50%, it becomes extraordinarily compact, the hand of the fabrics becomes dryer and naturally elastic. The fabrics take on an uneven, hand crafted appearance, as if they had been woven on antique looms. The fabric volume reduction involved with the Compact treatment creates very important pattern making complexities.