Fine quality shirting fabric from NELSON WADE begins from fine 2-ply cotton. Our fine shirting Cotton that comes from various countries. Such as Egypt, the Sea Islands, South and North America. We source out our fabric, from different fabric mills from around the world.
The raw cotton is spun into yarn and is then woven into fabric. At this point, the woven fabric subjected to various “finishing” processes for optimal appearance and suppleness.
Once, you notice the uniqueness between the fabrics…..it’s like a fine wine that comes from a specific grape varietal, their is different qualities for different tastes from that grape varietal.
What is does it mean, when I see “2-ply 100…?
Our shirting fabrics are two-ply otherwise noted, meaning that two yarns have been twisted around one another to create a composite yarn for greater luxurious durability. The yarn will resists the normal tendency to shed or pill this way.
The yarn number, i.e..,100’s/120’s/140’s/160’s/170’s measures the thickness of each yarn. It is also a way to to measure the fabric quality.
The higher the yarn number, the finer the fabric is!
Cotton Yarns Finish Styles
Poplins is a plain cotton weave with a horizontal rib that is fine. This allows the weave to be a smooth surface, it is lightweight, strong and durable. It also is resistant to shrinkage and weave stretching.
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|Classic Poplins||End on End Poplin|
|Classic Poplin is light to wear. It looks clean with a smooth finish to the touch and feel.||End on End Poplin has a crosshatched look by using lighter and darker shade of same color.|
Oxfords have an basket style weave design. Oxfords are more durable weave and slightly heavier the Twills and Poplin fabrics.
Dobby is a soft weave, with a variety of patterns.