Barré refers to transverse stripes created by weaving or printing.Textured weaves are often used with stripes to make them stand out visually and texturally. Here, a smooth plain weave alternates with a more voluminous weave.Textured weaves are often used with stripes to make them stand out visually and texturally. Here, a smooth plain weave alternates with a more voluminous weave.Chambray is a plain weave fabric that is made using white warp yarns and coloured weft yarns. This gives it a slightly subdued colour. Two-colour chambray is made of coloured (not white) warp yarns with different coloured weft yarns. The colour mixture created looks richer and darker.Cotelé is a special construction with three-dimensional ribs running lengthwise. It is tightly woven and has an elegant sheen.Double weaves are made of fine yarns which form two fabric layers. These are permanently joined together. This gives the fabric two different sides. One side can be lighter than the other or even have a different design – e.g. one side is checked and other other is plain.Twill fabrics that look like denim but are not dyed with indigo are called fake denim.Fancy stretch refers to a stretch fabric with a fancy weave.The weave of a woven fabric affects what the fabric looks like and what characteristics it has. There are basic weaves, such as plain, twill and satin weave. Fancy weave refers to a fabric that does not have a standard weave.Figurative dobby patterns are cotton fabrics with small, recognisable motifs, such as flowers or squares, which are produced on a dobby loom.Fil-coupé, also known as lance decoupé or Scherli, refers to fabrics with small motifs, such as dots, which are created by adding extra yarns and then cutting them off. The cut threads are visible on the inside. Fil-coupé refers to a special method for adding patterns and textures to fabrics. Yarns are woven in and then partially cut off, leaving behind eye-catching effects and patterns. This can also be done with stretchy fabrics, and it is then referred to as fil-coupé stretch.Fil-coupé refers to a special method for adding patterns and textures to fabrics. Yarns are woven in and then partially cut off, leaving behind eye-catching effects and patterns. This can also be done with stretchy fabrics, and it is then referred to as fil-coupé stretch.Flannel fabrics are woven cotton fabrics that are put through a finishing step which raises the fabric on one or both sides. This results in a nice soft feel, and flannel is also warm, light and supple.Houndstooth is the name of a plain woven fabric with small two-colour checks. It is often used interchangeably with Pepita.Jacquard is the collective term for fabrics, usually with large, complex woven designs, and refers to the pattern-forming production technique. The term Jacquard comes from the French inventor J.M. Jacquard (1752-1834), who invented a control system for looms which used perforated cards to lift and lower the individual warp yarns as required. This woven fabric has good dimensional stability, is functional and versatile.Jacquard is the collective term for patterned fabric production techniques. It can be used to create large fancy motifs, i.e. with a large repeat. This type of patterning can also be used to produce knitted fabrics like knitted jersey. The term warp figured fabric refers to a woven fabric with a motif, such as small dots or squares, placed at intervals on the right side of the fabric in the longitudinal direction (warp direction). On the wrong side of the fabric are short, floating yarns.Linen refers to the natural fibre, the raw material, and the fabric made from it. Linen fabric is lint-free, strong, durable and has low susceptibility to dirt. Linen can absorb a lot of moisture and release it into the air, giving the fabric a cooling effect which means that it is often used for summer clothing. However, linen fibres have low elasticity and are therefore susceptible to creasing.The word melange comes from French and means mixture. Here, light, dark or differently coloured fibres are blended during the spinning process to produce a multicoloured yarn. The best known is the elegant blend of grey and white.This type of fabric goes back to the early men\'s shirts in England around 1910. ETERNA has revived this classic style of dress shirt with its textured surface and visible dimples. The fabric has a rich, grainy feel.The name mille-rayé comes from French and means \"a thousand stripes\". The fabric has fine, tightly woven stripes running longitudinally.Unlike conventional stretch fabrics, natural stretch fabrics are made of 100% cotton. The stretch effect, which can otherwise only be achieved by incorporating an elastane yarn, is achieved by using a special weaving method and finish. Shirts made from natural stretch fabric stand out due to their excellent wear comfort, as the positive wear properties of the cotton are accompanied by a high level of flexibility of movement.Oxford is the name of a strong colour-woven cotton fabric in a basket weave, which is a variation of plain weave. As the name suggests, this type of fabric comes from the British university town of the same name. Oxford is ideal for sporty shirts and is often used in conjunction with button-down collars. Its trademark feature is the large appearance of the weave which always uses double yarns. Oxford fabric is hard-wearing and soft, as well as being especially breathable.This is a type of plain weave. Fabrics in basket weave stand out due to their cool, dry, firm feel. The fabric has a checked pattern created by the weave.Pinpoint is the name of a type of Oxford fabric which is a mixture of plain and basket weave made using fine yarns. The refined fabric structure looks plain coloured due to the small dot pattern. Pinpoint fabric is sturdy and durable, with a firm feel. Piqué is a type of fabric and is also the name for both woven and knitted fabric constructions. The fabric is named after the construction. Knitted piqué is used for polo shirts. The surface has a textured, dimpled structure which is air-permeable and elastic.Rib weave is derived from plain weave and is characterised by its typical longitudinal or transverse ribs. Fabrics with a rib weave are particularly abrasion- and tear-resistant, with a grainy feel.Mock leno fabrics have an airy, lattice-like structure. The term originates from imitations of high-quality leno fabrics, which are produced on special machines and are mainly used for home textiles. The fabric is air-permeable and has a cooling effect.The term weft figured fabric refers to a woven fabric with a motif, such as small dots or squares, placed at intervals on the right side of the fabric in the transverse direction (weft direction). On the wrong side of the fabric are short, floating yarns.Seersucker has a textured surface with a deliberate wrinkled or ruffled effect. This look is achieved by using a particular weave or finish. Seersucker is especially suitable for summer clothing, as it does not lie flat on the body due to its relief-like surface, thus keeping the heat away and allowing air to circulate.These are knitted fabrics, and they can be either warp or weft knitted. One side of the fabric has knit stitches, giving it a ribbed appearance. The other side of the fabric has purl stitches, resulting in a smooth, closed surface. Single jersey is stretchy, soft and thin.Stretch fabric is a collective term for fabrics that are made stretchy by incorporating elastic fibres or by means of a special finish. In our cotton/elastane fabrics, the elasticity is achieved by using cotton yarns containing synthetic elastic fibres. The higher the elastane content in the fabric, the more stretchy the fabric and the more attractively it lies on the body. It ensures excellent wear comfort as well as dimensional stability, durability and ease of care.Satin weave is the third type of basic weave alongside plain weave and twill weave. Satin weave is easily distinguished as the fabric is double-sided. Satin has a particularly smooth surface. Due to their luxurious shine, satin shirts are often worn as dress shirts. Satin weaves are used alternately with other weaves in order to obtain beautiful matt/lustre effects.Twill weave is one of the three basic weaves. A characteristic feature is the visible diagonals on the fabric, the twill line. Depending on the weave construction, this can sometimes be clearly and strongly accentuated or only slightly visible. This means that twill materials can range from a smooth, soft feel to a more voluminous handle, right though to a stiff handle.Twill weave is one of the three basic types of bonding for woven fabrics, in addition to plain weave and satin weaves. Twill weave is marked by diagonal ribs or twill lines. If the twill lines are running from the top left to the bottom right corner, it is classified as an S-twill (or left-hand twill); if the twill lines are running from the bottom left to the top right, it is a Z-twill (or right-hand twill). This classification is based on the direction of the middle section of the two letters.Tencel™ is made of cellulosic fibres with botanical origin. Tencel is characterised by its smooth touch and enhanced breathability. The material is also known as lyocell.
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