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Fabric Descriptions by Content/Type

     

Bamboo Knits*

Viscose Knits*

Modal Knits*

Organic Cotton Knits*

 

*Eco Sustainable Textiles

Cotton Knits

Rayon Knits

ITY Knits

Sweater Knits

Ponte Double Knits

EcoFriendly Collection

Sustainable fashion is part of the larger trend of sustainable design where a product is created and produced with consideration to the environmental and social impact.

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Bamboo Knits

What is it?

  • Bamboo is one of nature’s most sustainable resources; it’s 100% biodegradable and is naturally regenerative. Bamboo grows extremely fast, up to one foot a day!
  • Taken from the plant, bamboo is spun into yarns with no chemical modification by crushing the bamboo plant and then using natural enzymes to break the bamboo walls into a pulp so that the natural fibers can be mechanically combed out and spun into yarn. Bamboo
  • The bamboo we offer is naturally eco friendly, not organic.

What is the fabric like?

  • Bamboo fabric is naturally antimicrobial, hypoallergenic, odor-resistant and thermal regulating. Bamboo breathes and wicks moisture away due to its porous nature. Bamboo plant fibers are porous, so fabric made from bamboo wicks moisture away from your skin.
  • It's durable, strong, and resists wrinkles. It passes flammability requirements without the addition of formaldehyde.
  • Bamboo also has an excellent drape and a silky, cashmere feel. The bamboo knits we offer are blended with Lycra(1) for excellent stretch.

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Viscose Knits

What is it?

  • Viscose (also called viscose rayon) is a name for a type of bio-based textile made from regenerated cellulous fiber using a wet-spin process. Viscose fabric is a part of the rayon family (All fabrics manufactured with cellulose (from bamboo, plant or tree pulps) are collectively called rayon).
  • The Viscose fabrics we offer are made from Bamboo fiber, although they differ in texture from the Bamboo fabrics due to different methods of processing the bamboo pulp.
  • Bamboo Viscose is considered ecofriendly, as the primarily source is naturally regenerative.

What is the fabric like?

  • Like other fabrics in the rayon family viscose is soft, smooth, cool, comfortable, and highly absorbent, but they do not insulate body heat, making them ideal for use in hot and humid climates.
  • Clothing made from viscose are skin-friendly and have the appearance of cotton or wool. Our Viscose knits are blended with Lycra(1) for better stretch.

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Modal Knits

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  • Modal knits are a bio-based textile made from cellulose fiber by spinning reconstituted cellulose from beech trees. Modal is also a part of the rayon family (All fabrics manufactured with cellulose (from bamboo, plant or tree pulps) are collectively called rayon).
  • Using cellulose from beech trees allows the fabric to be more eco-friendly. Beech trees are soil enhancers, breed naturally and do not need artificial irrigation.
  • Modal is a biodegradable fabric.

What is the fabric like?

  • Like other types of rayon, Modal is soft, smooth and breathes well. It is cool to the touch and very absorbent.
  • Its texture is similar to that of cotton or silk. Modal drapes well and keeps its shape, even when wet.
  • Modal fabrics are resistant to shrinkage, wrinkles and fading. Modal is also less likely to form pills as a result of friction.
  • Its smoothness also makes hard water deposits less likely to adhere to the surface, so the fabric stays soft through repeated washings.
  • When blended with Lycra(1) Modal has good stretch and a soft recovery.

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Organic Cotton Knits

What is it?

  • Organic cotton is cotton that has been grown on earth that has been without the use of chemical pesticides and defoliants for at least three years.
  • The sustainable farming practices used to grow organic cotton do not pollute groundwater, surface water, soil, or air. In fact, soil quality is actually improved by the production of organic cotton.
  • Cotton is a natural fiber and is biodegradable.

What is the fabric like?

  • Organic cotton feels softer, smells cleaner, and is less likely to trigger allergies.
  • Like regular cotton fabrics, organic cotton is a good strong fabric that is absorbent, and easy to work with.
  • Cotton FibersCotton has a tendency to wrinkle very easily, so cotton/polyester blends began to be popular, but we prefer to offer the year-round "breathing" and lack of pilling found in our Organic Cotton/Lycra(1) knits.

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Cotton Knits

What is it?

  • Cotton textiles are made from the spun fibers of the cotton plant. Cotton is a natural fiber and is biodegradable.
  • When used for apparel fabric cotton is often blended with an elastine, such as LYCRA(1), to give it greater stretch and recovery.

What is the fabric like?

  • Cotton is considered to be friendly to the skin due to its breathability and ability to absorb moisture.
  • This fabric has lots of body and offers little drape. It is more known for its stability. It is great to work with, holds its shape, is absorbent and wears well.
  • Cotton has a tendency to wrinkle very easily, so cotton/polyester blends began to be popular, but we prefer to offer the year-round "breathing" and lack of pilling found in our Cotton/Lycra(1) knits.

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Rayon Knits

What is it?

  • Rayon is family of bio-based, manufactured (not synthetic fiber, but not natural fiber) textiles produced from natural raw materials. It is made from regenerated cellulose fibers which can come from a variety of plant or tree pulps.
  • This family includes Acetate, Tencel, Modal and Viscose.

What is the fabric like?

  • Rayon is a very versatile fiber and has the same comfort properties as natural fibers
  • Rayon fabrics are soft, smooth, cool, comfortable, and highly absorbent, but they do not insulate body heat, making them ideal for use in hot and humid climates.
  • The fabric in our Rayon category is a jersey with Lycra(1) giving it good stretch and soft recovery which makes this fabric a comfortable fit.

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ITY Knits

What is it?

  • ITY stands for Interlock Twist Yarn and is a method of putting a twist in yarn used for knit fabrics which gives this fabric some wonderful characteristics. The result is more natural elasticity and a soft feel inside & out.
  • Our ITY knits are made from a blend of Rayon, Polyester(2) and Lycra(1).

What is the fabric like?

  • Our ITY knits will not pill or cling and resists wrinkles. These fabrics are great to sew with and have excellent drape, stretch and recovery.  It is a very stable fabric that is easy to cut, sew and holds a press.
  • We offer a variety of weights including a 13 oz heavier weight with more stability, a 9 oz mid weight with better drape and a 7 oz light weight fabric that still has snappy recovery.
  • The blended content allows the fabric to have the comfortable properties of a rayon fabric, the excellent stretch and recovery of Lycra(1), and the durability and wrinkle resistance of polyester.

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Sweater Knits

What is it?

  • Sweater knit fabrics are made from a variety of materials. These fabrics  are thicker than most, made with the intention of warmth and comfort.
  • The sweater knits offered in our collection are made from a blend of Acrylic(3) and Lycra(1) or a Polyester(2), Viscose and Lycra(1) blend.

What is the fabric like?

  • The sweater knits are warm and cozy with plenty of stretch. Rib knits are extremely elastic and provide a comfy, body-hugging fit.
  • The addition of Lycra(1) to sweater knit gives them good stretch and recovery.

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Ponte Double Knits

What is it?

  • Ponte Double Knit is a fabric made in a double knit construction, usually produced in one color rather than color patterns. This plain fabric has an elastic quality with a slight horizontal line.
  • Our Ponte Double Knit fabrics are made from a blend of Rayon, Polyester(2) and Lycra(1).

What is the fabric like?

  • This is a heaver fabric with less stretch than most knits with Lycra(1). It is stable, durable and has a smooth feel on both sides.
  • Just like the ITY fabrics the blended content allows the double knit to have the comfortable properties of a rayon fabric, the excellent stretch and recovery of Lycra(1), and the durability and wrinkle resistance of polyester(2).

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1  Lycra©: Lycra is a stretchy spandex fiber introduced in 1958 by DuPont®. Usually spun with other fibers to create fabrics with extra comfort, movement and shape retention. Any time you see Lycra listed on a label, expect comfort, movement, and shape retention that won't wash away.

2  Polyester: Polyester is a synthetic fiber used to make fabrics.  Second in use only to cotton polyester provides improved wrinkle resistance, durability, high color retention and its low absorbency allows the fiber to dry quickly.

3  Acrylic: Acrylic is a synthetic fiber that is soft, lightweight and wool-like. It is machine washable/dryable, good wrinkle resistance and also has high color retention.

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