Who hasn’t dreamed of being able to grab their clothes out of the wardrobe wrinkle free and pop them on, without the drudgery of ironing? The invention of non iron shirts meant that ironing became a thing of the past, especially since ironing can sometimes cause clothes more harm than good. Regular shirts can be notoriously difficult to iron and many people have ended up with brand new creases after attempting to iron a shirt – very frustrating! The idea of crease-free or wrinkle-resistant cotton strikes a chord with those who hate ironing those shirts all the time. After all, if cotton shirts can be made to resist those unwanted creases and wrinkles then why even bother with regular cotton? This is the very idea that early researchers and garment manufacturers were toying with when synthetic fabrics such as nylon were beginning to replace cotton.
When you find out more about smart fabrics, they may start to sound like something out of a sci-fi movie. As technology develops we will be able to use smart fabrics sooner than you might think. Although the academics who have pioneered it claim that they won’t be available commercially for at least twenty years yet the technology behind smart fabrics could be developed tomorrow if a company thinks there is a market for it.
The various designs of our everyday clothing go through many different types of printing processes. There are many different types of fabric printing processes from basic hand printing (batik) to sophisticated multi-colour discharge printing processes. But as mentioned in the title in this article I am going to discuss about the common printing process in the UK of rotary screen printing.
Fabrics can be categorised in many ways, e.g. dress fabrics, outdoor and display. Similarly it can be categorised by seasons, like winter collection, summer collection, autumn collection, etcetera. In this article I am going to shed light on the summer fabrics collection. Continue reading “Summer Fabrics Collection”
Here at Fabric UK cutting and preparation of fabric for order is done professionally, by our expert team using different type of fabric machines, tools and packing materials.
Depending on the nature of the fabrics and customers demands, fabrics can be cut manually. However, most of the time we use our fabric rolling machine to send nicely rolled, accurately measured and neatly cut fabric to our customers. Continue reading “Fabric Preparation Process For Orders”
All of our waterproof fabric here at Fabric UK are 100% Polyester, Oxford Weave and PU coated to withstand 800mm-1000m H2O waterproof standard.
Because Baize is a fabric in the wool family, it is quite heavy and durable. Although it is commonly compared with felt, baize is actually a different type of woven wool that is “napped to resemble felt.”
According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the term baize is of French origin. However, it is actually an English fabric. According to the same source, the first known use of baize was in 1578.
Here at Fabric UK we import and distribute fabrics to all areas of the UK, working directly with fabric warehouses, fabric manufactures and fabric exporters around the world. This gives us an edge to stay ahead of the game.
Overseas liaison offices and partners help to keep an eye on fabric qualities to ensure delivery deadlines are met. Continue reading “Fabric Importing”
Fabric dyeing dates back to primitive man, when ancient people would use various materials to stain everything from animal hides to cave walls.
Although it is unclear when fabric dyeing first began, the earliest evidence of fabric dyeing seems to date back to 1 CE, and Merriam-Webster lists before the 12th century as a benchmark. Fabric dyeing occurred around the world; from ancient China to archaeological findings showing it took place in Europe as well.
According to Merriam-Webster, dyeing is “to impart a new and often permanent color to, especially by impregnating with a dye.” The word “dye” is from Middle English dehe, from Old English deah, deag. Continue reading “Fabric Dyeing”
Popular in the 19th century, discharge printing fabrics involves removing dye from fabric to create a print.
Discharge printing is related to dyeing, but it is a slightly different process. It refers to a technique of creating prints on fabrics where a bleaching agent is applied, which removes some or all of the dye. Continue reading “Discharge Printing Fabrics”