SOURCING AND PRODUCTION

The debut UNIFORME shirt collection is cut and sewn in NYC. The shirts are made up of Giza 45 oxford cloth woven by renowned Swiss shirting mill Alumo.

 

GIZA 45 COTTON

Giza 45 cotton is the highest quality of Egyptian cotton. 

Egyptian cotton has long been recognized as synonymous with quality. Giza cotton is grown along the Nile River, prized land for its ideal conditions for growing high quality, long staple cottons. The fibers are harvested by hand to insure that the cotton is harvested at the peak of growth and to avoid the damage that machine blades cause to the fibers. The cotton is then hand combed and sorted through to control the quality of the fibers, which are then graded according to length, diameter, uniformity and strength.

Based on these measurements, the fibers are then classified into 6 classes of long staple (Giza 86, 89 and 90) and extra-long staple (Giza 87, 88, 45) cotton. 

Giza 45 is the finest grade in the classification system. As a result, it creates an incredibly durable, lustrous and silky fiber. Due to the high quality, the labor involved as well as the limited availability (Giza 45 cotton makes up 0.4% of annual Egyptian cotton output), raw Giza 45 cotton fiber is priced about five times the average cost of Egyptian cotton. 

 

PHOTO COURTESY OF BOGA

 

ABOUT ALUMO

Alumo is respected by top bespoke tailors as the finest luxury shirting mill in the world. Alumo is certified by Oeko-Tex 100 and Oeko-Tex 1000 standards in safety and environmental impact, respectively. The finest cotton fibers are spun, twisted, dyed, and woven in Alumo's state of the art facilities in Appenzell, Switzerland. The resulting fabrics are consistently exceptional - and machine washable!

 

MANUFACTURED IN NEW YORK CITY'S GARMENT DISTRICT

UNIFORME garments are developed, sampled and produced in small quantities in New York City. Each shirt is finished beautifully inside and out, with french seams and painstaking edgestitching. 

 

SLOW FASHION

UNIFORME is committed to designing garments with silhouettes, fabric and construction that will stand the test of time. We promise to continually educate ourselves on sustainable production, and to encourage our customers to invest in fewer, high quality and ethically produced pieces without sacrificing aesthetics.

 

DIRECT TO CONSUMER

UNIFORME was created to make beautifully sourced and produced pieces at a more accessible price. Luxury apparel mark ups are typically 5-8+ times the manufacturing cost. By selling direct to the customer, we are able to offer our collection at a more affordable price point. 

 

UPCOMING COLLECTIONS

Upcoming styles will be released one at a time with limited-edition fabrics and colorways. As an alternative to the seasonal, trend-driven nature of the traditional fashion calendar, we are slowly building a requisite resource for the woman who seeks reimagined wardrobe essentials executed to the highest standard.