Denim, cotton, modal, linen, wool, silk, flannel, bamboo, viscose… the choice is huge! So how do you know which fabric to choose? Luckily, we at Polytex Stoffen know our way around fabrics and present our top 5 qualities below! Bamboo
In first place is bamboo! A sustainable fabric and therefore popular in homemade fashion. Bamboo is the fastest growing grass in the world, needs almost no water and pesticides are not necessary either. This fabric is not only suitable for people with sensitive skin as it is soft, comfortable and breathable. Bamboo is also antibacterial and hypoallergenic, so it doesn’t need to be washed hotter than 30 degrees. So it is also very suitable for children and even babies! A bamboo fabric is made using the viscose process. This process extracts a viscous organic liquid from the bamboo wood and turns it into yarn.
Viscose & Viscose EcoVero
Looking for a cool fabric for your next summer dress? Then viscose is a good choice. Viscose is versatile due to its softness and is made from wood fibres.
If you are looking for an environmentally friendly option, there is also viscose EcoVero from the company Lenzing. Here, the pulp used for production comes from sustainably certified forests.
Modal In third place is modal! Like viscose, this fabric is made from cellulose, with the difference that modal goes through an extra step in the production process, which makes the fabric even stronger, absorbs moisture better and feels softer. Modal also has a nice sheen, drapes well and can be washed in almost any water temperature. Our most popular fabric is the high quality modal jogging. A high quality interlock that is perfect for loungewear, but also for neat jumpers.
You can find all modal fabrics from Polytex Stoffen here. Lyocell (Tencel) As soon as the temperatures rise, Lyocell is the perfect choice! Not only is this fabric hypoallergenic, it is also comfortable to wear because it is soft, breathable and feels cool against the skin. Lyocell is made from cellulose, just like viscose and modal, but fewer chemicals are used, making it even more environmentally friendly than viscose. In addition, Lyocell is always made from wood chips that come from eucalyptus or beech trees. Lyocell also comes in an environmentally friendly and sustainable variant, namely Tencel. Since the production process is virtually closed, there is little to no waste and pollution remains limited. Tencel is used on the market by the company Lenzing.
Do you already know our Tencel denim? This super soft denim, with and without stretch, falls elegantly and smoothly with a slight sheen. The fabric is breathable and dries quickly. These are all our Lyocell and Tencel fabrics.
Cotton Of course, cotton must not be missing from this list. It has been popular for many years and is suitable for all kinds of purposes: Shirts, shirts, jumpers, shorts, a nice summer dress and even underwear. Excellent breathability, soft on the skin and washable at various temperatures up to 90 degrees!
We sell more than 700 fabrics with cotton. Our standard fabric is Jogging 997241 with matching border fabric 997242. For our own fabric brands we always use “combed compact cotton” or “combed compact cotton”. Before spinning, the yarns are combed. This makes the yarn smoother and softer. It also ensures that it does not lint after washing.
Do you have questions about one of these fabrics or are you looking for something else but don’t know exactly what? We will be happy to help you!