Alto Bergamote: “This gorgeously vibrant pre-order wrap will bring a pop of joyful colour to your day! This sweetie inspired warp fades beautifully between rich purples and pinks, through warm coral tones to a stunning orange. A simple ecru weft picks out the bubbling clouds of the Alto pattern perfectly – echoing a stunning summer sunset.
Woven with a luxurious mixture of the finest quality tussah silk, camel hair, organic combed cotton and linen this wrap has a lovely drape straight out of the bag. Soft, with a lovely cush & a delicate strength this shimmery wrap is perfect for all ages.
30% organic combed cotton, 25% camel hair, 25% tussah silk, 20% linen, approx. 250gsm.”
Alto Bergamote is part of the Péché Mignon Collection and has a custom calculated gsm of 278.
Fanas d’Oscha et autres raretés Facebook group exclusive
This collection, named Péché Mignon (which can be translated as ‘guilty pleasure’ or more literally as ‘cute sin’) contains 5 wraps. All wraps were named after sweets/desserts: (Alto) Bergamote, (Starry Night) Melba, (Kasumi) Mistral Gagnant, (Matrix) Sucre d’Orge and (Sekai) Berlingot. The entire warp was used for this group exclusive, there were no Oscha releases that shared the same warp (which would have made it a preorder instead of an exclusive). A few leftovers were posted on the website eventually.
The group exclusive was first mentioned to celebrate 1000 members in the group on 15 July 2014. The original aim was to have a new, exclusive design. When that didn’t work out (a definitive post was written on 14 January 2015, officially calling a halt to the proceedings so far) new polls were set up and four patterns were chosen: Starry Night, Alto, Sekai and Kasumi. Later, Matrix was added as a bonus pattern. Orders were opened on August 9th and closed on August 25th; the list was sent to Oscha on August 29th 2015. The first wraps were sent out on February 18th 2016.
More than 1500m of fabric was ordered, making this one of the most successful group exclusives.
The collection features a multicolour organic cottolin warp; the wefts feature camel/silk, viscose bamboo, organic combed cotton and hemp.
The pattern name Alto has been derived from Altocumulus, a meteorologic name for certain types of clouds. Alto means high and cumulus means heaped. The pattern features pairs of two clouds evenly spaced on the fabric, thus creating a repetitive pattern of Japanese style clouds. Released after the pattern ‘Strato‘, ‘Alto’ features more spaced clouds.
The French spelling of ‘Bergamot’. It’s not only the equivalent of ‘Bergamot orange’, a citrus fruit, but it also is the name of a type of hard candy that contains bergamot essence and sugar, also known as ‘Bergamotes de Nancy’. Source: purewow.com
Citrus bergamia, the bergamot orange (pronounced /ˈbɜːrɡəˌmɒt/), is a fragrant citrus fruit the size of an orange, with a yellow color similar to a lemon.
Genetic research into the ancestral origins of extant citrus cultivars found bergamot orange to be a probable hybrid of Citrus limetta and Citrus aurantium. Extracts have been used to scent food, perfumes, and cosmetics. Use on the skin can increase photosensitivity, resulting in greater damage from sun exposure; excessive consumption can be toxic. Source: Wikipedia