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The key piece

CDLP’s new T-shirt combines an extraordinary softness and breathability with a rugged texture and a slightly worn look

The Swedish design company gains attention from the world’s leading medias and praise for their latest addition to the range. ”It’s a lot like your old, everyday t-shirt — just better,” says co-founder Andreas Palm.

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Words: Johan Magnusson

CDLP carefully expands their line of luxury men’s essentials, hand-crafted in Europe from sustainable, future-oriented fabrics. Founded in 2016 by Palm and Christian Larson, the brand has been featured in The New York Times, GQ, Monocle, Vogue, and Financial Times, and can be found at some of the world’s leading retailers, including Bergdorf Goodman, Browns, End Clothing, Harvey Nichols, Lane Crawford, Matchesfashion, Mr Porter, Selfridges, and Ssense.

Tell us about this season’s key piece.

— A T-shirt presented in two styles: a Crew neck and V-neck, handmade at a family-run fábrica in Portugal in a unique blend of 67% Lyocell and 33% pima cotton. It’s a lot like your old, everyday T-shirt — just better, says Andreas Palm.

Tell us about the fabrics.

— It is a fabric blend that we developed ourselves. The Lyocell provides extraordinary soft-ness and breathability to the t-shirt, while the organic pima cotton adds a rugged texture and a slightly worn look. Pima cotton is a higher-end type of cotton with a longer fiber than conventional cotton. It has a reputation for producing a smooth fabric that’s soft to the touch, wrinkle-resistant, and ultra-durable as it has a 50% longer life expectancy than other cotton products. Combined with lyocell we have a remarkable fabric that is both more sustainable and softer than your conventional cotton T-shirt.

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Yes, how sustainable is it?

— The lyocell/pima cotton blend t-shirts are sustainable mainly due to the fibre mix. Lyocell being a natural, man-made fibre from wood pulp (from sustainable tree farms) is 100% biodegradable, and Pima cotton has the longer and stronger fibre. This gives the pima cotton 50% longer life expectancy compared to other cotton products. The lyocell/pima cotton blend results in a product that has been made with low use of energy but with a long lasting product life expectancy.

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How would you wear it?

— With a pair of jeans or at home with my CDLP long johns, says Palm.


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