A to Z - Basic Fabrics & Technologies
A to Z - Basic Fabrics
A natural super soft fabric that is considered the most eco-friendly fabric on the planet. Bamboo is naturally anti-bacterial, keeping you odour free, and highly sweat absorbent, wicking moisture awareness from the skin and keeping you dry. It is powerfully insulating keeping your cool and summer and warm in winter, and is a natural UV protectant.
Is a collection of fabric technologies used in a wide array of products including luggage, backpacks, trousers, military wear and performance apparel. Cordura fabrics are durable and resistant to abrasions, tears and scuffs.
A natural, breathable fabric widely used in clothing today as it is very versatile and can be woven, knitted and adapted into stronger and more durable fabrics for functional clothing. Cotton transmits moisture away from the body, is absorbent and removes liquid from the skin. Cotton allows you to remain comfortable as you exercise, keeping moisture from building up between your skin and clothing.
Natural linen is a strong, durable fabric that increases in strength when wet. It's quick drying and also has wicking properties.
Loden is made of a thick, water-resistant, short pile woollen material. Loden fabric provides warmth, is windproof, supple and extremely durable.
An elasticated material that is light weight and fitting.
Is a synthetic fabric that is tough, strong and impact resistant. It is also abrasive resistant, and resistant to high temperatures.
Has strong durable fibres that are more resistant to wearing down than some other fabrics. It is flexible and resistant to wrinkles and shrinking. Polyester dries quickly which makes it perfect to be worn in cold weather and for sports where you don't want moist fabric against your skin.
A synthetic insulator that is eco-friendly as well as fast-drying and super lightweight. A viable alternative to organic insulation.
Is a PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) coating that helps to repel water and stains, and has a quick drying time.
Thinsulate insulation works by trapping the air molecules. When a material traps more air into a given space it has a greater insulating value. Because the microfibres in Thinsulate insulation are finer than other fibres, they can trap more air into less space making it a naturally better insulator.
Merino wool is a natural fabric with moisture-wicking properties. It is naturally anti-bacterial and odour-resistant, temperature regulating, breathable, soft, and elastic providing exceptional comfort and protection in the outdoors. Many base layers for hunting clothing are made from merino wool.