Chambray is a plain weave fabric, with a single but different warp and weft colour.
Double ring-spun denim uses ring-spun yarn for both warp and weft. It is the traditional way to produce denim.
Enzyme Washing is the use of cellulose enzymes to soften the jeans and lighten a colour. The cellulosic are used because they loosen up the indigo dye in the denim. The main purpose of the enzyme wash is to make the denim appear worn, rugged, broken in and used. Read more..
Honeycomb fabric is the term used to describe a manufactured fabric consisting of sheet materials /fibres that has been formed into an open-ended network of hexagonal cells, each cell’s wall being shared with its immediate neighbours. Read more..
Piqué is a heavy cotton material woven in corded or figured effects. The goods are used for such purposes as ladies’ tailor-made suits, vesting’s, shirt fronts, cravats, bedspreads, and the like. It was originally woven in diamond-shaped designs to imitate quilting. The name is French for quilting. Read more..
Shuttle is the weft insertion device that propels the filling yarn across over and under the warp yarns. Shuttles used to be shuttle looms wooden with a metal tip.
Triaxial weaving uses three sets of parallel fibres, known as the warp, the whug and the weft. These fibres are typically at angles of 60 degrees to each other. The whug is not present in conventional, biaxial weaving. Read more…
The lengthwise, vertical yarns carried over and under the weft. Warp yarns to generally have a more twist than weft yarns because they are subjected to more strain in the weaving process and therefore, require more strength.