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The Organic Bamboo

Posted by: KeyColour on October 23 2017

Reaching up to 35 meters tall, bamboo is the largest member of the grass family and has many advantages as a raw material for textiles. With more than 1600 species of bamboo found in diverse climates, they cover roughly 40 million hectares of the Earth, primarily Asia. The unparalleled growth rate of bamboo and its […]

Facts You Should Know About Dyeing Leather

Posted by: pveditor on October 16 2017

Leather furniture and bags are more than just a piece in your home or a staple in your wardrobe — they are investments. Quality leather goods can stand the test of time and be handed down to future generations, but their longevity often exceeds the stability of their color. Fading or color loss is inevitable. […]

The Luxurious Velvet

Posted by: pveditor on September 25 2017

Velvet’s rich texture exudes luxury. It is used widely in fashion and interior design industries and has long been a go-to fabric for adding exquisite touches of sophistication and elegance. Although its extravagant feel may come off a little intimidating, velvet is, in fact, a practical option for any home, business, or apparel. It has […]

All About Bleeding, Crocking, and Fading

Posted by: KeyColour 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 […]