Technical Specs

COTTON

Made from combed cotton to give a smooth surface. Cotton is globally the most preferred fibre to wear for its comfort.

COTTON ELASTINE

A blended yarn of cotton and the elastomeric fibre, generically called elastane. The most common blend of this yarn is 95% cotton and 5% elastane. Elastane helps to retain the shape of a garment, and provides extra comfort by being more stretchy than other fabrics.

COTTON/POLY

A blended yarn of cotton and polyester, normally 60 – 80% cotton and 20 – 40% polyester, which is good for people who like to wear cotton but enjoy a stronger, longer lasting garment.

QUICKDRY

Made from 100% polyester, the yarn is coated with a quickdry solution and is then heat sealed, which is knitted into fabric. Being yarn coated means that the garment will remove moisture from the skin and move it to the surface of the fabric where it will evaporate, making the garment cool and dry to wear.

POLY/COTTON

A blended yarn of polyester and cotton which is normally 60 – 65% polyester and 30 – 35% cotton. Poly/Cotton is a hardy and durable yarn, and is good for being relatively wrinkle free and easy to care for.

MERINO

The hardiest of wool fibre that is used in clothing, merino makes beautiful garments that can last for a long time. New technology allows this fabric to be machine washed, however, it must be on a wool cycle using wool detergent. Merino fabric breathes easily, so it provides the ultimate comfort in a garment.

RIPSTOP FABRIC

A strong fabric that is made by adding thicker yarns in the warp and weft at regular intervals to make the appearance of small squares/rectangles. The thicker yarn helps to prevent the fabric from ripping. Heavier ripstop is commonly used in yacht sails, while finer ripstop is generally used in outdoor clothing and workwear.

DINTEX

Our brand of fabric that is microporous – which means that it is 3 layers that are bonded together, creating a windproof and showerproof garment, and providing excellent warmth and comfort whilst remaining lightweight.

ANTI-PILL:

A heat treated liquid coating applied to 100% polyester yarn to help prevent the fibres from forming small balls on the surface of the garment, also knawn as pilling. Always buy an anti-pill polarfleece.

ANTI PILL YARN
A specially formulated new yarn technology developed by C-Force Textiles.

ANTI-STATIC

Polyester yearn that has a liquid coating applied to it to help stop electricity conducting when in contact with other synthetic garments or surfaces, and when worn.

UV40+

This coating helps to block UV rays from penetrating the fabric. Some fabrics (like heavy weight nylon elastane) have in-built UV protection simply from the construction of the fabric used in outdoor clothing and workwear. The UV rating is in line with sunblock ratings in Australia & NZ.

REFLECTIVE

Garments with strips of reflective tape to provide extra visibility when worn in dull light /darkness.

SHOWERPROOF

Fabrics that are treated with a coating on the inside to reduce water penetrating through it. Showerproof fabric allows the wearer to be in light rain for 10-20 minutes before water will penetrate through.

WINDPROOF

Fabrics that are treated with a coating on the inside to be resistant to wind to provide warmth and comfort.

WATERPROOF

A laminated TPN membrane technology allows this fabric to be fully waterproof and breathable for the ultimate comfort in wet weather.