The POOL collection was produced for Hello Heidi Fabrics by Albstoffe in Germany. After the great success of the first edition in summer 2019, we are now adding more colours.
The Stripes are currently available in six variants, with three designs coming from the blue range (‘Pool colours’) and three in the yellow-orange-red colour spectrum (‘Whirlpool colours’).
The fabric shown here is Stripes Pool Garda – Petrol.
It is by no means a normal striped single knit jersey, but a mixed fabric of cotton and viscose. The thin, approximately 5mm wide stripes were each knitted from viscose bright yarn, while the wide stripes were made from organic cotton yarns. This new combination is convincing in many respects. The areas in which the viscose was knitted have a noble shimmer reminiscent of a water surface. Don’t worry, the fabric is not transparent, but it lets some light through in the area of the thin stripes, resulting in very attractive effects.
POOL is not only visually convincing. The material is somewhat softer than standard jersey. The interplay between the thicker cotton areas and the finer viscose sections creates a slight wave effect in the fabric. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Fritz Renz, the owner of Maute&Renz (Albstoffe is not strictly speaking our own company, but a brand of Maute&Renz), who supported us with his enormous expertise during the design process. These knitting machines, located in Albstadt, can do so much more than just 08/15.
Note: Almost all the fabrics we stock from this manufacturer are made from organic yarns and are exactly matched in colour. This means that all French terries, jerseys or striped jerseys, jacquards, drawstrings and rib knit bindings with the same colour specification are knitted from the same stock of yarns and therefore perfectly match each other. For the Pool collection, we have also worked with viscose bright yarn.
The selected petrol tone was knitted from viscose yarn, but almost perfectly corresponds to the colour petrol in the Albstoffe-colour card. So you get matching rib knit binding, drawstrings and plain jerseys as well.