We first saw the as yet unnamed Gotham on our mill visit in October, it was peeking out from the archive, tempting us with its bold geometry and retro feel.
We were at the mill to examine a series of development projects we had in work for several months. Before we came knocking, this mill had not heard of baby wraps as an end use for body cloth; we worked many long and intense hours with our earnest and attentive representative (we love him) to construct samples that met our high standards for support, safety, comfort, and quality. We had begun with patterns created by the talented team of in-house designers in order to have a solid starting point of a mill-ready pattern while changing construction and investigating the limitless variables which are so very important to wrapping. This was also an essential part of developing a strong relationship with our new team; we share a mutual respect. We took what we learned from the process to further our own vision and we are so grateful to have the support of the designers as we create stories for Pavo Form together. Through trial and error we discovered several constructions suitable for wrapping and we continue to push boundaries with research and development.
Oh, but Gotham! Yes, it caught our eye and drew the meeting to a halt. We are so happy after three months of painstaking redesign to have Gotham as part of our Wanderlust collection in Form. It is the city at night. It is architecture and art. It is industry and growth. It is Pavo.