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All About Bleeding, Crocking, and Fading

Posted by: pveditor on September 11 2017

Color bleeding occurs when fabrics get submerged in water, causing the dye in them to leach out. Crocking, another variant of running dye, is the color transfer that occurs when fabric rubs against other textiles, furniture, shoes, or skin. When it comes to color fading, it pertains to the loss of vibrancy and depth of […]

All You Need To Know About Synthetic Fabrics

Posted by: KeyColour on August 25 2017

Natural fibers are defined as matters produced by plants and animals that can be spun into thread, filament or rope and further be knitted, woven, matted or bound. As garments, they are typically found more comfortable as they allow the skin to breathe better, especially during warm weathers. What Are Synthetic Fibers Synthetic fibers are […]

Chiffon: An Overview

Posted by: KeyColour on August 14 2017

Taken from the French word for rag or cloth, chiffon is a balanced, lightweight, sheer, plain-woven fabric woven in alternate Z and S high twist crepe yarns. The fabric is slightly puckered by the twist in the crepe yarns, puckering in both directions after the weave. This gives it a rough feel and some stretch. […]

All About Georgette Fabric

Posted by: KeyColour on July 31 2017

  This crepe fabric is dull-finished, lightweight, sheer and also known as crepe Georgette. It is named after the twenty-ninth dressmaker from France named Georgette de la Plante. Silk was the original composition of Georgette. It is created with yarns that are twisted highly. Its crinkly surface is its main characteristic, alternating the Z and […]

Chambray: Keeping us Cool in the Summer

Posted by: KeyColour on July 17 2017

In the months of summer, the fabric of our lives is, without a doubt, cotton. It simply cannot be denied that no other type of fabric wear as well in the heat as denim, and in so many kinds. In fact, one of the most common construction of cotton is in the form of denim, […]

All You Need to Know about Flannel

Posted by: KeyColour on June 12 2017

Ever heard of flannel? Particularly during Christmas time, you will see items made of flannel make an appearance in the colder months more than at any other time of the year. The reason is that flannel keeps the body warm while looking stylish at the same time. Flannel is a woven, soft fabric in various […]

Typically available in the north hemisphere, the easily-dyed Hemp fiber is a variety of the plant species cannabis sativa specifically grown for the industrial use of the products derived from it. Hemp happens to be a quickly-growing plant and ten thousand years ago was one of the world’s first plants that were spun into wearable […]

Bring It Up a Notch with Dyed Leather Fabric

Posted by: KeyColour on May 22 2017

Leather is a flexible, durable material that is produced by tanning the skin and rawhide of animals, usually cattle. Leather can be dyed and is created at various scales of manufacturing ranging from heavy industry to cottage industry. Various goods are made with leather including clothing such as belts, trousers, skirts, jackets, hats and shoes. […]

All There Is to Know About Wool

Posted by: KeyColour on May 15 2017

The fiber textile obtained from animals such as sheep is called wool. It also includes animals such as camelid wool, angora from rabbits, qiviut from muskoxen as well as mohair and cashmere from goats. There are many different qualities that wool has that make it different from fur or hair. For one thing, wool is […]

Ramie-One of the Strongest Natural Fibers

Posted by: KeyColour on April 17 2017

Considered to be one of the strongest fibers in the natural world, ramie becomes even stronger when it is wet. The fiber ramie is especially known for being able to reduce wrinkles and hold shape. The fabric appearance looks lustrous and silky. Compared to other fibers, it is not as durable. Thus, it is blended […]