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FABRIC GUIDE

High quality, unique fabrics and yarns are the foundation of our business. Kestin and the team search the world, working together with mills to discover and develop innovative, sustainable options that excite us and bring extra depth and functionality to our designs.

MOUNTAIN JACQUARD

CONTENT - 62% COTTON 38% POLYESTER

WEIGHT - 8.6oz

ORIGIN - JAPAN

Inspired by the rugged, mountainous landscapes in America that John Muir helped to protect.A unique Japanese jacquard knit, creating a three dimensional Mountain inspired pattern in tonal colour ways. The cloth is soft and dense with stretch, creating a premium, warm comfortable feel. Sourced from a Japanese mill steeped in history and founded in 1751, with its origin rooted in the Kimono garments business.

CORDURA COMBAT WOOL

CONTENT - 70% WOOL 30% NYLON CORDURA®

WEIGHT - 19.7oz

ORIGIN - JAPAN


Working with traditional cloth with technical properties is where we as a brand really shine. This premium Japanese CORDURA® cloth offers the 'comfort and aesthetics of wool with the performance of a durable nylon'. Sourced from a Japanese mill with over 150 years worth of experience, this is a truly special fabric that has the softness of flannel handle with the durability to ensure it will last.

HEAVYWEIGHT NYLON

CONTENT - 100% NYLON

WEIGHT - 8.6oz

ORIGIN - ITALY

We like to work with cloth that is functional and durable, designed to last. This premium 100% Nylon (PFC free) is from Italy and used across the collection. Established in 1954 and managed by a third generation, the Italian mill specialises in the production of high performance technical fabrics. Kestin was originally attracted to its water repellent unique texture, reminiscent of military fabrics but with a modern technical edge.

CHECKED VIRGIN WOOL BLEND

CONTENT - SOFT ITALIAN CHECKED BLENDED VIRGIN WOOL 68% WV, 32% PL

WEIGHT - 14.7oz

ORIGIN - ITALY

This modern take on a classic wool check is from a well established Italian mill located north of Rome. They specialise in virgin wool blends that are the best in class for texture, softness, durability, pattern and tone.Inspired by Americana traditional textiles, blankets and colourways fused with traditional Scottish references

ORGANIC PAISLEY

CONTENT - 100% ORGANIC COTTON

WEIGHT - 80g

ORIGIN - JAPAN

Our paisley is sourced from a Japanese mill steeped in history and founded in 1751, with its origin rooted in the Kimono garments business. The Paisley Pattern can be traced back to the Indo-European cultures of 2,000 and more years ago. In Britain the pattern is represented in Celtic art, which died out in Europe under the influence of the Roman Empire. It wasn’t until the 19th century when the print gained its modern name, paisley. The Scottish town of Paisley became the leading producer of the Kashmir-inspired shawls, and therefore the buto print became known as paisley. Contrary to common belief, the design didn’t originate in Scotland – though, if you were to visit the town you won’t be surprised to see that the shops and cafes are heavily draped in paisley.

VIRGIN WOOL BLENDED FLEECE

CONTENT - 47% WV, 28% PL, 25% PC

WEIGHT - 14.7oz

ORIGIN - ITALY

This super soft, deep pile virgin wool blend fleece is the real deal and from a well established Italian mill located north of Rome. The blend allows for ultimate warmth, comfort and manoeuvrability.

TONAL BLOCK JACQUARD

CONTENT - 100% COTTON

WEIGHT - 10.5oz

ORIGIN - PORTUGAL

The heavyweight tonal jacquard is inspired by Americana traditional textiles, and blankets and has a soft, durable handle. Fused with colour references from Kestin’s homeland in Scotland, this cloth is woven in one of Portugal's most prestigious mills, a cotton specialist founded in 1958. 

SHETLAND WOOL

CONTENT - 100% PURE SHETLAND WOOL

WEIGHT - N/A

ORIGIN - SCOTLAND

Brushed not once, but twice for extra softness and character, this 100% Shetland wool is perfect for everyday knitwear. Produced in one of Scotland's best knitwear factories to the highest standards in Annan, Dumfries with 2, ply 100% Shetland wool on seamless 5gg machines. Pure Shetland wool can be the finest of British breed wools and we select the finest we can find, so our Shetland yarns are particularly soft.

GARMENT DYED MOLESKIN

CONTENT - 97% COTTON 3% ELASTANE

WEIGHT - 8oz

ORIGIN - PORTUGAL

Combining luxury with durability this heavyweight moleskin is a woven fabric with dense rows of tufted loops that are sheared to create soft pile. Sourced from a Portuguese mill with over 65 years of experience that specialise in denim, this cloth is strong yet soft and comfortable.