Fabrics

COTTON: the most common vegetable fibre and the most ancient after flax and wool. It is obtained from the Gossypium species. The quality of the fibre depends on its length: a long fibre generates lustrous, strong and high-quality cotton. Its characteristics make it an ideal material for fine, light summer fabrics, but at the same time it is a good fibre for heavier fabrics suitable for every season. Main features: high hygroscopicity, non-irritating for the skin, non-allergenic. Cotton fabrics are easily washable and can be ironed at high temperatures.

Elastane or Spandex is a synthetic fiber known for its exceptional elasticity.  LYCRA® fiber is the most recognized and popular brand of Elastane throughout the world.

MODAL: an artificial fibre obtained by reconstituting the wood pulp of trees. Modal fabrics tend to shrink and fade less than cotton. Main features: softness and smoothness. The Modal fibre is more hygroscopic than cotton and can be ironed after washing, like pure cotton.

NYLON OR POLYAMIDE: a fibre obtained from synthetic polymers, though chemical processing. This fibre has poor absorbing power and is usually used for sport and leisure garments. Nylon fabrics are easy to care for, can be washed in the washing machine, dry quickly and don’t need ironing.

POLYESTER: a fibre entirely obtained through chemical process. It has a high resistance to wear and tear and low inflammability. Polyester fabrics are easy to care for, can be washed in the washing machine, dry quickly and are crease-resistant.

VISCOSE: an artificial fibre obtained from the wood pulp of trees. Its lustrousness makes this fibre look like silk more than any other, in fact it was initially called “artificial silk”. Main features: the typical comfort given by vegetable fibres, good resistance to wear and tear, high hygroscopicity. Viscose garments must be washed with neutral products, dried slowly and ironed at lower temperatures than cotton.

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