Christian Fischbacher X monocle

Monocle has teamed up with Christian Fishbacher to bring you a luxury lightweight travel pillow handmade in St Gallen, the centre of the Swiss textile industry. Filled with goose down in a fil-à-fil case, this compact item will always return to its original shape. Neatly stowed in a drawstring bag, it will also easily fit in any cabin carry-on. For a long time St Gallen ranked among the world’s biggest and most important regions for embroidery products; in the early 1900s more than half of world production came from east Switzerland and embroidery made up about one fifth of all the country’s exports. Many haute couture brands, such as Dior and Gucci, still produce their embroidery in St Gallen, as well as sourcing a large proportion of their fabric from the area.


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