Monday, 29 March 2010

The hard work begins!

We have had a great opportunity present itself to us in the last few months. A new store! We are planning to give it a go and the work started today.

The space stays true to the things that we stand for both visually and location wise whilst enabling us to improve what we do for our customers without having to join forces with others to compromise what we do.

Our small team have set to work and we will be updating the progress along the way. As Easter is coming it gives us a little more time than we usually give ourselves.

An opening date hasn't been given yet but when we know we will put it up here and some other places. Thanks for all your support and see you soon.

Sunday, 21 March 2010

The Irwin Shawl Collar Cardigan

Our latest shawl collar cardigan arrived in a couple of weeks ago and I have just got round to posting this piece (an awful lot is happening behind the scenes at Albam, more of that later). We spent the day at one of our knitwear factories working on the finishing touches to the AW10 range and I took these pics of the machine that has just created our Irwin Shawl Collar Cardi.

Seeing one of the ladies knit this piece is something of a wonder. Due to the quality of the yarn and the tension we have wanted to give the piece it has to be knitted on a hand machine rather than a power machine. What this ultimately means is you get a lot of work for your money and if I am honest much more than the value of the garment due to the time and skill it takes to make one piece. They are selling super quickly, and I know we dropped off a small number of the navy version to Oi Polloi last week, of which they only have sizes 1 and 2 remaining.

A great piece of knitwear and something that marks the start of a new level of input for Albam,