Exploring Liberty Fabrics

Tuesday, 5 March 2024
Exploring Liberty Fabrics

Renowned for their distinctive prints, superior craftsmanship, and cultural significance, Liberty shirts have carved a niche in the fashion world, embodying a perfect blend of tradition and modernity. A beacon of timeless elegance and artistic expression, Liberty London have a global reputation for iconic, quintessentially British designs, carefully printed on superior cloths. A shirt made using a Liberty print simply does not date and is the epitome of thoughtful slow fashion.

The Legacy of Liberty

The story of Liberty of London’s fabrics begins in 1875 when Arthur Lasenby Liberty established his eponymous store on Regent Street in London. Lasenby had a vision to revolutionise fashion by introducing Eastern-inspired textiles and unconventional designs to the the British public and before long Liberty of London became a hub for those seeking unique and high-quality materials. At the heart of Liberty’s legacy are its signature prints and iconic shirts.

Drawing inspiration from nature, art, and culture, Liberty shirts boast an unparalleled array of patterns, many of which are often hand-drawn or painted. Renowned for their softness and durability, these shirts offer both comfort, style and effortlessly elevate any ensemble, adding a touch of personality to the wearer’s look.

Why are Liberty Shirts so Luxurious?

Not only do Liberty shirts showcase a range of dazzling patterns, but they are crafted from lightweight and high quality cloths.

One of Liberty’s most notorious contributions to the textile world is the Tana Lawn cotton fabric. Introduced in the 1920s and named after Lake Tana in Sudan, Tana Lawn redefined the concept of luxury in fabrics. It is a very light cotton; it weighs only 76 grams per square meter, so is perfect for the warmer summer months. The production of Liberty’s Tana Lawn fabric is a multi-step process that requires expertise, precision, and dedication. It starts with selecting the finest long-staple cotton fibres, which are meticulously spun into a lightweight, ultra-fine yarn. This yarn is then tightly woven to create a fabric that is both breathable and incredibly smooth.

The Cordings Liberty Collection

One of the highlights of the Cordings ladies buying calendar is meeting with Liberty to see their new collection of prints, and our current collection is more colourful and luxurious then ever.

Outfit Ideas

Hello Sunshine

Bright and comfy, if the Hello Sunshine shirt is something you have your eye on, style with a yellow Cashmere Merino Jumper, beige Cotton Stretch Jeans, khaki Suede Belt and brown Leather and Suede Brogues

Merrifield Botanical

Our exquisite Merrifield Botanical pairs well with our white Cotton Stretch Jeans, blue Harris Tweed Chelsea Jacket along with pink Slim Leather Buckle Belt and navy Wax Cotton Drifter Hat to accessorise.

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