Glossary

E

Enzyme wash

Enzyme wash

Enzyme washing is a special bio-polishing treatment to make the fabrics clean, smooth, without imperfections giving a soft touch and a perfect printing finish.

F

French terry

French terry

Fleece sweatshirt not brushed. Loop appearance on the inside and smooth outer surface. Light and fluid fit for a current look.

G

GRS (Global Recycled Standard)

GRS (Global Recycled Standard)

The GRS standard aims to control the recycled content of intermediate and finished products. The purpose is to ensure that the manufacturing process and the social and environmental practices of companies are sustainable and responsible. It guarantees the requirement and accuracy of the certification issued.

L

LSF

LSF

(Low Shrinkage Fleece) : High quality 80% combed cotton / 20% polyester fleece with low shrinkage. The inner and outer faces of the fabric contain a continuous filament that offers excellent resistance to washing. The outer face is perfect for printing, while the inner face is extremely comfortable.

Linen

Linen

Linen is a noble and eco-friendly fabric that consumes little water and requires very few fertilisers and pesticides. The result is a sustainable, environmentally friendly, light and resistant fabric.

Lyocell

Lyocell

An artificial cellulose fiber that offers increased resistance and provides a soft surface that feels like peach skin to the touch. Example: Tencel® (made from the cellulose found in wood pulp).

M

Modal

Modal

Modal is a natural eco-friendly fibre produced by spinning wood cellulose fibres, mostly from beechwood.

Microfiber

Microfiber

Clothing made from microfibers to obtain a silky appearance, softness, comfort and breathability.

Micro twill

Micro twill

Ultra-fine weave made of thin and flexible yarns that brings style to the material and movement to the garment.

O

Organic cotton

Organic cotton

Organic cotton is grown ecologically from natural compost which replaces chemical fertilisers and pesticides. Organic cotton is grown without GMOs in order to prevent harm to the ecosystems around the production fields or damage to the biodiversity of animal species.

OEKO-TEX®

OEKO-TEX®

Oekto-tex Standard 100 meets the needs of both the textile supply chain players ans consumers as regards humans ecology. This standard guarantees the absence in all certified articles of any harmful substances or that may pose a threat to human health or the environment of textiles and clothing.

OCS Blended

OCS Blended

The OCS blended logo is used for products that contain 5 % minimum of organic material blended with conventional or synthetic raw materials. However, if you yourself are not OCS blended certified then you cannot use the OCS blended logo once you have transformed the garment.

OCS 100

OCS 100

The OCS 100 logo is used only for product that contains 95 % or more organic material. However, if you yourself are not OCS 100 certified then you cannot use the OCS 100 logo once you have transformed the garment.

P

Pre-consumer recycled materials

Pre-consumer recycled materials

Materials that come from waste generated during a manufacturing process. Excluded is the reuse of materials that come from a production process and that can be recovered in the same process that generates them.

Post-consumer recycled materials

Post-consumer recycled materials

Materials that come from consumption waste generated by households or by industries and businesses in their role as end-users. This includes returns of materials from the distribution chain.

Polyester

Polyester

Resistant, synthetic yarn, flexible, crease resistant, easy-care.

Polyamide

Polyamide

A synthetic material made from resistant, flexible and relatively elastic yarns, easy-care.

R

Recycled cotton

Recycled cotton

Recycled cotton is derived from worn clothing or scraps of unused fabrics. Clothes that are not in a suitable condition for second-hand wear can thus enter a recycling channel. They will be sorted into colours and fabrics, then ground, shredded and spun into a new thread which will be used to make a fabric and, ultimately, new clothes.

Rip-stop

Rip-stop

Yarns and weft positioned squarely to prevent ripping.

Ring-spun cotton

Ring-spun cotton

This yarn provides a smoother fabric surface and is softer to the touch. Clothing is more pleasant to wear and offers better printing quality.

S

Slub cotton

Slub cotton

A fancy yarn with flash-shaped irregularities of thickness.

T

Twill

Twill

The alternating crossing of warp and weft forms diagonals that accentuate the movement of the garment.

V

Vegan

Vegan

Expertise Vegan Europe, better known under the EVE VEGAN label (a registered trademark), is an international control and labelling organisation specialised in vegan products, i.e. animal friendly and excluding any animal-derived products.

W

Water repellent

Water repellent

Water repellent fabrics have been coated in a water repellent product. Water flows in droplets and cannot soak into the fabric which remains breathable.

Waterproof

Waterproof

Waterproof garment or fabric. The figure shown corresponds to the fabric’s ability to withstand water pressure without allowing moisture to penetrate. The minimum standard is 1500 mm/m2 .

Water repellent

Water repellent

Waterproof water repellent