Region Lombardy, Italy
Owned by Albini Group
Mill type Cotton
Fabrics Egyptian Cotton, Sea Island Cotton
The timeless charm of British tailoring meets the artisanal heritage of Italian craftsmanship.
Founded by Sir Thomas Mason at the height of the industrial revolution, Lancashire’s Thomas Mason fabric mill was one of the first factories dedicated to manufacturing cotton shirt fabrics. Their use of the finest raw materials quickly made them a household name for West End tailors, the upper-class aristocracy, and throughout the world.
Almost 200 years later, Thomas Mason caught the attention of Italy’s Albini family, whose own legacy of textile production gave them the keen eye to spot just how foundational British tailoring had been. In 1992, Thomas Mason was welcomed into the Albini Group, bringing along a priceless archive of 700 volumes of traditional British fabric designs, and cementing their place as a worthy outsider in the world of Italian weaving.
Historic Archives — Over 700 volumes of British heritage fabrics and designs.
“We make fabrics of the highest quality, flaunting a bold style and timeless elegance.”
Ageless Elegance, Modern Creativity
Thomas Mason has built upon its foundational legacy during 2 centuries of continual innovation and creativity with English heritage at its core.
This pursuit of fresh tradition has given way to some of the world’s finest and most luxurious shirting fabrics. Their Egyptian and Sea Island cotton fabrics are among the softest and most refined you are bound to come across. These upscale fabrics, crafted in Thomas Mason’s signature double-twist yarn, create a product that’s strong and exceptionally comfortable without losing the elegance and versatility.
Fine double-twist cotton yarn for added strength
Thomas Mason’s recent adoption of organic cotton is setting the pace for sustainable fashion with eco-friendly fabrics that are all-natural, breathable and hypoallergenic. Their use of hemp furthers this environmentally conscious effort with fabrics that require no pesticides and produce almost zero waste. Add to this their inroads into northern European linen and Australian wool, and it’s no wonder that Thomas Mason has sealed its place as perhaps the ideal balance of old-world tailoring heritage and modern green innovation.
Meticulous quality control to ensure flawless quality
Thomas Mason Signature Fabrics
With its lustrous, silky hand, long-staple Egyptian cotton fabrics have long been prized for their smooth, luxurious feel.
Sea Island Cotton
A soft, resilient and exceptionally color-enhancing fabric, Sea Island cotton gets its name from the region & salty sea air that’s crucial to its cultivation.