Fibers

Cotton

​Cotton is a plant fiber. It grows around the seed of the cotton plant. It is durable, breathable, does not gather static electricity, absorbs and releases moisture or smells quickly. It has been grown for more than 6000 years is known around the world since 1500.

Wool

Wool is a natural protein fiber obtained from sheep and one of the oldest fibres known in history. It’s well known for holding warmth.

Silk

Silk is a natural protein fiber, some forms of which can be woven into textiles.

Polyester

Polyester is a soft synthetic fiber derived from petroleum.  It takes dye well and therefore has a wide color range. It is very durable and dries quickly. Invented in the 1930s-1940s.

Viscose

Viscose, also known as Rayon, is a regenerated fiber. One of the first semi-synthetic fibres, invented in 1890. Viscose is a type of soft and silky rayon, made from wood pulp or cotton linter.

Types of Fabric Weave

Fabric is not just about fiber: the type of weave used to produce the fabric is crucial for the final product.

Jacquard

Of one or multiple colours, used to create simple or complex patterns. Very durable, with a luxurious appearance, it has been the cloth of royalty in the past. Unlike a print, where the motif is applied on top of the surface, the jacquard pattern is entirely woven-in. Our limited edition collection and custom design page feature a wide range of jacquard.

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Satin

Smooth, silky and very shiny fabric. The degree of shine depends on the fiber. In our collection satin is widely used for the lining and trimmings.

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Flannel

Plain, napped fabric. It is soft and retains heat. In our wool collection, we use a heavy type of wool flannel, which is very durable and warm.

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Velvet

Cotton velvet is a napped, heavy fabric with a very high pile length, producing an intense color and extremely soft touch. Silk velvet is more shiny and much thinner. Retains warmth very well and absorbs smells. Chenille velvet is a type of knitted fabric, unlike regular velvet it is more fuzzy and has some protruding fibers. Often, patterned fabrics feature a combination of plain and chenille weave. Crushed velvet features a distinct, with the pile facing different directions, resulting in a “crushed” look.

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Cotton velvet
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Silk velvet
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Chenille velvet
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Crushed velvet

Plain and Printed

Strong, firm fabric with a very smooth, even surface. Available in lightweight and heavier types. In our collection, you can find such plain fabric as the exterior of pajamas or robes, or lining, in solid colors or with a print.

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Brocade

Another version of jacquard where metallic thread is added. It has a very festive, precious look. It has a distinct slightly rough texture, due to the use of metallic thread. Worn by emperors in the past.

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Flocked

Flocking is a technique in which a fabric has another layer of fiber on top of it, imitating another surface, usually velvet. This layered technique produces stunning patterned designs. In our store you can find quite a few of pieces with flocked floral ornaments.

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The red base fabric has a layer of velvet-like black ornaments on top of it

Waffle Picqué

The name of the fabric is based on its structure and appearance, which result in a waffle pattern. The special honeycomb structure makes the fabric very absorbent.

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Do you have any questions about our fabrics and style options? Contact us via email or chat, we’ll be happy to help.