Blends of the above
Blending two or more of the above fibres into one fabric, can result in combining the positive elements of a fibre while controlling the negative elements.
Woven fabrics are produced on a loom, by weaving two or more yarns at right angles. Warp yarns run parallel to the selvage, with weft yarns perpendicular to the selvage. There are four main weave structures commonly used, those being: plain weave, basket weave, twill weave and satin weave.
Unlike weaving, knitted fabrics can be produced with just one yarn, creating stitches that loop together to create the fabric. There are lots of varieties of knitted fabrics, but the main ones that we use are: single jersey, interlock and pique knits. Knitted fabrics are faster to produce than woven fabrics and the loop stitch construction makes knits softer than woven fabrics.