What is the difference between single or one-ply yarn and twisted yarn?
Single, or one-ply, yarns are single strands composed of fibers held together by at least a small amount of twist; or of filaments grouped together either with or without twist; or of narrow strips of material; or of single man-made filaments extruded in sufficient thickness for use alone as yarn (monofilaments). Single yarns of the spun type, composed of many short fibers, require twist too.
After a yarn is spun it is not sufficiently strong to be used in upholstery, curtains, bath, table, kitchen or bed linen. In many cases, in order to make it stronger, one or more wires are twisted together. This is called twining. These twisted wires are then used as the basis used in fabrics.
Twisted fiber creates a stronger end product that is more durable than a single thread woven product.
What is combed yarn / cotton
There is an additional process step after the yarns are carded which ensures that:
- short fibers are removed
- the fibers are parallel to each other
These characteristics ensure a better end product:
- Softer and more even
- More shine, beautiful colours
- Better moisture absorption
- Less pilling
- More durable
What is the difference between reactive and indanthrene dyed yarn?
Indanthrene dyed fabrics are suited for heavy-duty and have excellent colourfastness. Maximum fastness to light, washing and chlorine.
Reactive dyestuff has good light fastness, but cannot be bleached and isn't chloride resistant.
Is there a minimum order quantity?
There is no minimum order quantity for products delivered from stock; in our online catalogue you will find all our stock products.
There is a minimum order quantity for custom-made-goods, please contact our sales department for further information.
Is your range of table linen easy to maintain?
All our table linen for the contract market is suited for industrial laundering.
Consumer / Retail collection:
Some of the designs in our collection have an easy care label: Florecer, Puntos, Rodeco:
cotton can become "easy care" when a small part of the chemicals in the fabric is fixated. When the fabric is wrinkled or when used in washing it easily returns to its original form.
What is percale bed linen?
Cotton percale has a minimum of 200 counts per inch. A percale woven fabric has a fineness that is higher than ordinary cotton (where 144 counts per inch are processed) and a higher density.
What are the different types of fillings available for a duvet?
- Polyester hollow fiber
- Duck feather
- Goose feather
- Polyester hollow fiber
Thanks to the hollow fiber the duvet is very light, comfortable, warm and provides sufficient insulation through the air layer in the fibers.
It is also easy to maintain and cheaper than a feather duvet. They are hypoallergenic.
- Duck feather
Duck feathers are larger than goose feathers and ensure a better isolation.
Duck and Goose feathers provide perfect ventilation.
What is the difference between 100 % cotton / 50 % polyester and 50 % cotton bed linen?
50% cotton - 50 % polyester bed linen
Is more durable due to the polyester fiber, is less expensive than 100 % cotton bed linen, easy to maintain and has less shrinking percentage.
100 % cotton
Cotton has a good moisture absorption capacity.
What is the industrial laundering process for cotton percale bed linen?
1 kg textile / 12l content of the machine
1 kg textile / 4 à 5l softened water
prewash: 15 min. at 35 °C (high temperatures can fixate sizing agents)
pH = neutral
Be sure to add a good moistening agent
Optionally: increase the temperature to 50°C (process with 2 baths is preferred to 1 bath)
15 min. at 85 °C
pH 6-7 after the last rinsing (to mangle well)
press/whirling: > 50 % residual moisture
wash/pin machine is preferred to an (automatic) wash
Directly after pressing - the linen needs to be sufficiently humid
Rest liquid: 2 - 3 %
Test some sheets before mangling the entire bath - high temperatures may fixate the remaining parts of the synthetic sizing agents. If so desired, rewash before mangling.
Are the fabrics used for the confection of curtains / bed skirting / upholstery fire retardant and can a certificate be supplied when needed?
All our interior decoration fabrics are fire retardant and a certificate can be provided when needed, for further questions please contact our sales department.
Can you supply the confection of curtains / bed skirts / bed plaids etc. for interior decoration fabrics?
Yes, all interior decorative fabrics can be customised by our partner Tissage de Nantes.