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Little material science

Warp and weft

In the mechanical production of textile fabrics, the pre-tensioned warp threads (warp) are crossed at right angles by the weft threads (weft). The principle is equally used in the manufacture of cloths, carpets and wallpapers.


Jersey is a very comfortable fabric that hugs the body gently and always stays in shape. It is mostly knitted with a slight rib pattern.


To create a rope, one or more threads are intertwined with themselves with the help of two or more needles. This results in textiles that are relatively thick and therefore have good heat-insulating properties.

Swiss Cotton

Only a small part of the global cotton production meets the high requirements of the Swiss Textile Association. This raw material is processed by Swiss companies with strict social, environmental and technological standards into particularly fine fabrics and knitted fabrics that are uniquely comfortable to wear.

Herringbone pattern

The typical herringbone pattern (also herringbone pattern) is reminiscent of the arrangement of the bones of a fish. It is created using a special weaving technique. Such a fabric has good heat retention properties. It is traditionally used in the manufacture of coats, suits, jackets and costumes.


The fabrics with the artfully woven patterns take their name from Joseph Jacquard, who invented a loom for their manufacture at the beginning of the 19th century.


Technical term for the colloquial "substance".


Cashmere wool is the particularly fine undercoat that is combed out of the goats from the Kashmir region in the Himalayas after winter. It is very light and at the same time has excellent heat insulating properties.

Mouliné yarn

If at least two multi-colored threads are twisted together, Mouliné yarn is created. It creates interesting color effects.

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