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—01. Interior spread.
—02. Book cover.


Albam has been working on this book for a long time, as you might have known if you read about it in Issue 01. Photographer John Spinks documented the people and places that make the Albam products and the brand now has the book available on their freshly updated website.

Available at Albam

Reader Comments (5)

Great pictures by a fantastic snapper
January 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMr Bronson
Really enjoy this
Hey - my comment isn't about this post (although the book looks great). I just want to say I like the 'Stock Shots' on the right side of the page. I stumbled on the others, but it felt like a 'discovery'.
Nice job.
January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMel
^ Haha, I also stumbled upon these and I think they look great.
January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichael B.
Got to say - love clothes and style but my interest in the behind-the-scenes retail and manufacture stuff is limited and if that's what 'Factories' is about, I will find it boring. I have not yet picked up Inventory 3 for this reason, because while I enjoyed Inventory 2, I felt it read a little bit like a trade magazine in parts and left me reluctant to shell out a third time. Typical of this is an article of Crescent Down Works that featured no decent pictures of jackets, but manufacturing equipment instead. While the stories behind the people who make the things - and the romanticisation of labour and manfacture is part of the heritage/workwear aesthetic, I'd rather be reading about and looking at the clothes than the factory worker or machine who made them. All very interesting to industry insiders I'm sure, but not everybody. Just my opinion.
January 31, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersnark

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