Fabrics Performance – Suiting Fabrics

Fabric performance is measured in many different ways:

* Touch (or handle)
* Drape
* Tensile Strength
* Stretch (or give)
* Water Resistance
* Moisture Wicking
* Heat Sensitivity
* Color Fastness
* Dimensional Stability
* Crease Resistance
* Crease Recovery

There are many many more areas of “fabric performance” and here is a link to a very useful glossary:

www.fabriclink.com/dictionaries/performanceglossary.cfm

Let’s focus on Crease Resistance and Crease Recovery.

Crease Resistance describes a fabric’s ability to avoid creases. All things being equal, the heavier the cloth, the more crease resistant that cloth will be. A twill weave will also outperform a plain weave or a jacquard weave (given that the weight is the same).

Long filament worsted wool fiber, a 2×2 tight weave construction, and a superior finish will all add to a cloth’s crease resistance.

Crease Recovery describes a fabric’s ability to recover creases. Again, a twill weave will outperform a plain weave or a jacquard weave (given that the weight is the same).

Long filament worsted wool fiber, a 2×2 tight weave construction and a superior finish will all add to a cloth’s crease recovery performance.

For client’s who view Crease Resistance and Crease Recovery as critical factors in their luxury cloth choice, you can’t go wrong with the Royal 11 / Krono bunch 752:

Krono is a 9 oz cloth that is Made in England with a robust long filament worsted wool yarn that is densely woven and< finished beautifully for added crease resistance.

Royal 11 is an 11 oz cloth that is Made in England with structure and weight to provide excellent drape and dimensional stability as well as superb crease resistance. 

Embrace the Fall in luxury cloth woven with passion and pride by the House of Dormeuil.

Rex Fabrics

825 SW 37th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33135, United States.

+1 305-448-0028

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