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Type of Materials

Type of Materials


Materials Properties‧Merit Demerit
Cotton Properties
  • Absorbs water and moisture well, provides a soft touch to skin
  • May shrink after washing
  • Wrinkles easily
Xinjiang Cotton
  • Has long fiber (length of cotton linters), soft and elastic
  • Often used in women's innerwear and cut and sewn
Egyptian Cotton
  • Produced in Nile Basin, with slender, strong and glossy fibre
  • Often used in shirts etc
Peruvian Cotton
  • Long fiber, seldom made for twisting, yet it is strong and elastic
  • Often used in socks etc
Indian Cotton
  • Refers to all cotton produced in India, with short fibre
  • Often used in carpet, coverings and shirts etc
Organic Cotton
  • Comes from fields free of pesticides and chemical fertilizers for over three years
Linen
  • Good air permeability, heat conductivity and heat dissipation (Escape heat from the body)
  • Absorbs water and moisture well with good perspiration
  • Soft and flexible, not stick to body
  • Wrinkles easily
  • Loose seams easily
  • Hard fiber may lead to stinging pain on skin
  • Friction under wet condition may cause fuzz balls
Silk
  • With lustre
  • Has good moisture-absorption and perspiration-elimination function
  • Light and warm
  • Provides less UV protection, colour fades easily
  • Friction under wet condition may cause fuzz balls
Wool
  • Light and warm
  • Absorbs moisture well
  • Not wrinkles easily
  • Not easily deformed
  • Not ignite easily
  • May shrink after washing
  • Mild acidity
  • Less susceptible to attack by insects and mold
Cashmere
  • Light and soft, with a supple touch to skin
  • Smooth with lustre
  • Absorbs moisture well
  • Cause fuzz balls easily
  • Becomes weak due to fiction
Polyester
  • Not easily deform after wash, dries quickly
  • Not shrink after washing
  • Easy to cause static electricity
  • Weak in absorbing water and moisture
Acrylic
  • Lightweight and warm
  • Fluffy
  • Cause fuzz balls easily
  • Easy to cause static electricity
Polyurethane
  • High stretchability
  • Lightweight
  • May cause discoloration or deterioration when using chlorine bleach
  • Avoids direct sunlight (may cause discoloration/deterioration)
Rayon
  • Absorptive
  • Has a unique lustre attraction
  • With drape
  • May shrink after washing
  • Becomes deteriorated due to friction
  • Wrinkles easily
  • Becomes less durable under wet condition

Thread Thickness

  • Yarn count

    It is an unit which defines yarn's fineness or coarseness. It expresses whether the yarn is thick or thin.
    1 cotton count yarn has 453.6g weight and 768.1m length. The thinner, the bigger yarn count number.
    Thick yarn: 20 or less yarn count; Moderate yarn: 30-40 yarn count; Thin yarn: 50 or above yarn count

  • Single thread

    One thread (made by twisting fibers together). It has soft texture. The garment is easily twisted.

  • Twin thread

    Twisted from 2 single threads. It is durable, not easily twisted or deformed after washing.

  • Twisted thread

    Thread made by repeated twisting. It has a fresh touch and cool texture.

Weaving Method

  • Plain stitch

    The knit side creates a smooth surface with knit stitches. (The surface and inner part are different) It is made of basic stitch to produce the most durable and stable fabric.

  • Pique

    It is characterized by the regular stitch with a rough surface, which is less elastic.

  • Fleece lining

    The inner part is made of thick yarn which allows moisture.

  • Pile

    The pile surface has a soft texture. As it is made of cotton, it has high moisture content and hygroscopicity.

  • Double-sided fabric

    It has lateral stretch. Using stockinette stitch, it creates the same pattern on surface and inner part.

  • Double-sided rib Fabric

    Formed by combining 2 rib knit fabrics, which both the surface and inner part has a smooth texture. It is relatively thick, with low elasticity and permanent press.

  • Waffle

    The appearance is like honeycomb and waffle. It is characterized by the rough surface.