Egyptian cotton yarns
Giza (Giza 86, 94, Giza 87, Giza 92, Giza 96)
Egyptian cotton has not gained such a reputation without reason. Egyptian cotton “is” proved to be the world’s finest cotton and the following characteristics are what set Egyptian cotton yarn apart from other natural fibers:
The length of the fiber makes it possible to make the finest of compact yarn without sacrificing the strength of the yarn
The strength of the fiber makes fabrics more solid and more resistant to stress
Its ability to absorb liquids gives fabrics made of Egyptian cotton yarn deeper, brighter and more resistant colors
Its softness can only be matched by pure silk. Exceedingly durable, this cotton only gets softer the more times you wash it, making it a worthwhile and long-lasting purchase as the best Compact yarn.
Egyptian cotton is handpicked which guarantees the highest levels of purity. In addition, hand picking puts no stress on the fibers – as opposed to mechanical picking – leaving the fibers straight and intact to produce a perfect compact yarn.
Supima cotton is used to designate high-quality American-grown Pima cotton, an extra-long staple cotton (ELS). Supima® is a trademarked brand controlled by a non-profit organization of the same name.
Supima is a rare, premium natural fiber. It is grown on approximately 500 family owned farms, many of which are passed down from generation to generation which maintains the same quality. Their land is their legacy and great care is taken to preserve the health of the soil and conserve the water that nourishes it.
Supima cotton is inherently softer and more luxurious due to its extra-long staple fiber. The length of the fiber makes for a smoother surface and produces a softer fabric that resists pilling. This means that your products will feel sumptuously soft and only get softer as time passes.
Greece is the EU’s main cotton grower, accounting for more than 80 percent of total European production as the highest share in Europe. Cotton is a crop of high importance for Greek agricultural production, accounting for more than 8 percent of total agricultural output. Thessaly, Macedonia, Thrace and Mainland Greece are the major cotton-producing areas. Cotton in Greece is planted from March 1 to April 15 and the crop life cycle is usually 170 to 210 days, depending on the variety and weather conditions. The harvest normally occurs from October 1 to November 30, and most of the cotton is machine harvested.
Specs: Staple: 1.1/8’’ – 1.5/32’’, str: 29 Gpt Min, Mic 4.5 NCL max.
Bamboo fiber is a kind of regenerated cellulose
fiber made from bamboo pulp through patented technology.
It is featured with high tenacity and great stability, strong durability and good spinnability. It is a kind of natural, green and environmentally friendly textile raw material, which make bamboo fiber to be completely biodegraded in soil and blended with other materials such as cotton, hemp, silk, Tencel, Modal, polyester and spandex, etc.
Specs: 1.33DTEX×38MM RAW
It is Lenzing’s flagship brand for textiles.
Used for a variety of highly specialized applications,
the benefits of TENCEL™ fibers can be discerned instantly:
Soft to the skin, smooth to the touch, luxurious in shine and flow—they caress the senses. And convince minds with their exceptional capacity for thermal regulation and moisture absorption.
Specs Tencel / lyocell stander: – 1.3 Dtex, 38 mm, bright
Modal fibers are defined in International Standard ISO 206: 999 (E) as high wet modulus, high breaking strength regenerated cellulose fibers produced by using particular viscose rayon, and regeneration bath compositions which allows greater molecular orientation during stretch and coagulation of the fibers.
Modal fibers as defined by the International Bureau for Standardization of Manmade Fibres (BISFA) is a distinct viscose rayon fibre genre, which has a higher wet modulus and satisfies a minimum value of tenacity in the wet stage at 5% elongation.
Although it can be used alone, it is often blended with other fibers since modal is known for its softness and high wet strength
Silk is a natural protein fiber which is obtained from the cocoons of the silkworm. It is bio degradable and has most shine. MTC is spinning top quality Cotton/Silk blends using Long Staple Egyptian Cotton and Mulberry silk fibers for knitting, weaving & hand knitting yarns
Cashmere wool is a fiber obtained from cashmere goats or pashmina goats and other types of goats.
Blends: Cotton/Cashmere, Lyocell/Cashmere, Bamboo/Cashmere
Linen comes from fibers of the flax plant. Linen yarn is laborious to manufacture, but it is absorbent and dries faster than cotton.