Round 10 Fabric Descriptions


This video reviews all of the different fabric bases: 

 

 

This video discusses why I print some of the fabrics on the cross grain:



Jersey Knit (grainline):
📝Jersey Knit is smooth on both sides, but not slick like Athletic Knit. It is not cool to the touch, and has good drape. It has a jersey construction, therefore less recovery and compression than an athletic knit fabric.
♻️ 15.9 recycled plastic bottles per yard
📓 92% REPREVE® polyester; 8% Spandex
⚖️ 205 gsm
🏃‍♀️ Moisture Wicking treatment added
↔️ 58" wide
🙆‍♀️ 50%, 4-way stretch
⭐ This fabric is milled and printed in the US.
Recommended Uses: tops, dresses, skirts, shorts, rompers, golf/tennis shirts, and underwear.

Brushed Jersey (grainline):
📝Brushed Jersey is smooth on the front side (just like the jersey knit), but is brushed on the wrong side. The brushed side gives it a warmhand. It has a jersey construction, therefore less recovery and compression than an athletic knit fabric.
♻️ 17.5 recycled plastic bottles per yard
📓 92% REPREVE® polyester; 8% Spandex
⚖️ 230 gsm
🏃‍♀️ Moisture Wicking treatment added
↔️ 58" wide
🙆‍♀️ 75%/50%, 4-way stretch
⭐ This fabric is milled and printed in the US.
Recommended Uses: tops, dresses, skirts, shorts, joggers, and hoodies.

Athletic Knit (AK) 265 (cross grain):
📝AK 265 is smooth on both sides, and has a cold hand. This fabric is printed on the cross grain. 
♻️ 16.7 recycled plastic bottles per yard
📓 83% REPREVE® polyester; 17% Spandex
⚖️ 265 gsm
🏃‍♀️ Moisture Wicking treatment added
↔️ 58" wide
🙆‍♀️ 75%, 4-way stretch
🌞 UPF 50+
⭐ This fabric is milled and printed in China
Recommended Uses: Leggings, sports bras, shorts, dresses, hoodies, jackets and joggers.


Athletic Brushed Poly (cross grain):
📝ABP is brushed on both sides, and has a warm hand. This fabric is printed on the cross grain. 
♻️ 16.7 recycled plastic bottles per yard
📓 83% REPREVE® polyester; 17% Spandex
⚖️ 265 gsm
↔️ 58" wide
🙆‍♀️ 70%, 4-way stretch

⭐ This fabric is milled and printed in China
Recommended Uses: Leggings, sports bras, shorts, dresses, hoodies, jackets and joggers. Keep in mind the ABP is brushed and can feel warm. In hot climates, I recommend AK 265 instead of ABP for work out attire. The brushing also gives it less drape. For dresses, I would stick with body con or circle skirts and not gathers. 


DriRelease (grainline):
❗ Please note the drirelease coloring is not as saturated as the other fabric bases. It has a more muted, vintage look. Please see pictures. 
📝Drirelease is a light weight fabric. It is soft, has good drape and not clingy. This fabric is printed on the grain line. 
♻️Bottles Recycled: TBD
📓 82% recycled polyester; 11% Tencel; 7% Elastine
⚖️ 215 gsm
↔️ 60" wide
🙆‍♀️ 40% horizontal stretch and 35% vertical stretch
⭐ This fabric is milled and printed in China
Recommended Uses: Tshirts, dresses, shorts, skirts, and lounge pants. Please keep the stretch % in mind when choosing patterns, you may need to size up.


Swim (grainline):
📝Swim is smooth on both sides, and has a cold hand. Unlike typical swim, this fabric is not slippery. This fabric is printed on the grainline.  This fabric is printed directly onto the fabric (instead of on to paper and heated onto the fabric like my polyester bases). Printing directly onto the fabric creates more saturated and vibrant coloring. As a result the colors on my nylon swim can be different than the colors on the other polyester bases.
♻️ Recycled Nylon can not be made from plastic bottles. Repreve recycled nylon is made from post-industrial waste from nylon carpet producers and nylon fiber producers.
📓 82% Repreve Nylon; 18%Spandex
⚖️ 190 gsm
🌞 UPF 50+
↔️ Approximately 59" wide
🙆‍♀️75% horizontal and 65% vertical, 4-way stretch
⭐ This fabric is milled and printed in China
Recommend Uses: Swimwear, rash guards, athletic shorts, dresses and workout tops.


Boardshort (grainline):
📝Boardshort is a woven fabric with about 20% stretch. It is smooth on both sides. This fabric is printed on the grainline. 
♻️ 12 recycled plastic bottles per yard
📓 90% Repreve Polyester; 10%Spandex
⚖️ 160 gsm
🌞 UPF: 40-50+
↔️ Approximately 59" wide
🙆‍♀️20% horizontal and 10% vertical
⭐ This fabric is milled and printed in China
Recommend Uses: Boardshorts, running shorts, jackets and bags.