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Fabrics

The core of DASSY workwear lies in its fabric. That is why strict quality requirements are set early on, at the selection of the fabrics, which are subsequently subject to a multitude of tests to achieve the best result. This resolute approach results in durable, hard-wearing and colourfast fabrics, in which comfort and design are of fundamental importance as well.

DASSY professional workwear has been certified with the Oeko-tex® standard 100 Class II label. This means that a garment carrying this label has been tested against harmful substances. All the raw material used without exception meet the Oeko-Tex® standards. This label is easy to recognize and a sign of confidence for the wearer.

Below a brief explanation of the various used fabrics.

Cordura®
PA 05 - PA 06

An outstanding fabric for exceptionally strong and long-lasting workwear. The polyamide fibre found in Cordura® fabric ensures a superior durability. Moreover, an additional treatment makes it water- and dirt-repellent, for extra comfort and low maintenance. DASSY uses this fabric to reinforce clothing, where risk of abrasion is the highest, making crucial parts such as knee pockets, elbow patches, chest and leg pockets stronger and even more hard-wearing.

Polyester-Cotton
PESCO 61 (+/- 245 g/m²), PESCO 63 (+/- 250 g/m²), PESCO 64 (+/- 300 g/m²), 65% polyester- 35% cotton

This hard-wearing fibre combination ensures durable fabrics that are also very comfortable to wear at the same time. The blend of polyester and cotton offers high colour fastness, even in case of regular high-temperature washing. Thanks to its well-known qualities, this fabric is widely used in various sectors such as construction, road works and the service industries. Moreover, the PESCO63, used in the D-FX collection, is water-repellent and elastic. These valuable qualities are obtained through a water-repellent finish and mechanical stretch in the fabric. Choose from the three available grammages in the DASSY range of products: +/- 245, +/- 250 and +/-300 g/m², depending on the type of work.

Canvas, Polyester-Cotton
PESCO 25 - 65% polyester - 35% cotton, +/- 295 g/m²

Extremely tough and known for its superior durability, thanks to a specific blend of polyester and cotton. The slight horizontal mechanical stretch offers additional freedom of movement and comfort. In addition, the finish on the inside makes the fabric even softer. A tough, rugged look is obtained through its specific weave and maintained through a high colour fastness. With an optimal fabric weight of +/- 295 g/m², this fabric is pleasant to wear in summertime as well as during the winter. In short, a great deal of advantages combined into one nice-looking fabric.

Canvas, Cotton-Polyester
COPES 60 - 60% cotton - 40% polyester, +/- 340 g/m²

Strong fabric blend of cotton and polyester with high abrasion resistance and a rough look. A durable fabric that has a pleasantly soft feel when worn. This high wearing comfort is furthermore combined with optimal freedom of movement thanks to light horizontal mechanical stretch.

Cotton
CO 43 - 100% cotton, +/- 320 g/m²

This cotton variant is used to extend the DASSY work trousers collections. Clothing manufactured from cotton always has a very comfortable feel by nature. In addition, the insulation and ventilation properties constitute added value for work clothing applications. CO 43, the cotton variant used, guarantees a stronger and durable fabric, which benefits the life span of the cotton piece of clothing. When purchasing cotton clothing please always take into account the susceptibility to shrinkage during the first washes.

Laminated canvas
PES 90, 100% polyester - laminated, +/- 240 g/m²

Thanks to the positive waterproof, windproof and breathable characteristics, this type of canvas fabric is perfectly suited for the DASSY DNA Austin winter jacket. The outer layer of polyester is water-repellent and laminated with a waterproof and breathable membrane. This means that water and wind cannot penetrate from the outside and your body temperature is ideally maintained while transpiration moisture can escape. The result: a fabric that allows you to continue to work comfortably in rain or snow for a longer period of time.

WR: 10.000mm - MVP: 7000g/m²/24h

Coated polyester
PES 70, 100% polyester - polyurethane coating, +/- 200 g/m²

This high-performance fabric is perfectly suited for the DASSY Atlantis high-visibility parka and the Bilbao high-visibility body warmer after a fluorescent treatment. The waterproof seams and this type of canvas fabric guarantee sound protection against the rain. “To coat” means to cover with a finishing layer or “top coat”. This process ensures that the fabric is both waterproof and windproof while transpiration moisture can still evaporate. This breathability reduces the risk of heating or moisture accumulation and enables you to continue to work comfortably even during long working hours.

certified EN343:2003+A1:2007 - class 3

Three-layered fleece
PES 28, 100% polyester, +/- 350 g/m²

Not just any fleece fabric. This fleece not only has a high insulation level, as a result of which body temperature is maintained in an excellent manner, but the advanced three-layer structure also ensures that the fabric is waterproof, windproof and especially breathable. So wind and rain can’t penetrate while transpiration moisture actually can ventilate. This prevents moisture accumulation or heating and keeps the wearer dry at any given time.

WR: 4000mm - MVP: 2000g/m²/24h

LAMINATED POLYESTER FABRIC (OXFORD WEAVE)
PES 80, 100% polyester - TPU laminated, +/- 200 g/m²

This fabric in 100% polyester is laminated with a waterproof and breathable TPU (Thermoplastic plyurethane) membrane. This means that water and wind cannot penetrate from the outside, an indispensable quality for the DASSY D-FX Hyper wind-and waterproof jacket. Moreover, the membrane makes it still possible for transpiration moisture to evaporate. This prevents heating and moisture accumulation and enables you to continue to work comfortably.

WR: 5000mm - MVP: 5000g/m²/24h

Softshell
PES 21, 100% polyester, +/- 280 g/m²
PES 74, 100% polyester, +/- 310 g/m²

DASSY makes use of a three-layered softshell fabric for a new generation of advanced outdoor clothing: even more flexible, more breathable and more comfortable. This supple fabric is slightly elastic and provides appropriate freedom of movement. The combination with fleece lining on the inside guarantees a higher level of insulation and breathability. The three-layered structure of the fabric consists of an external and an internal material as well as a breathable membrane applied in between. This means the fabric is windproof and waterproof while transpiration moisture can still escape. This prevents moisture accumulation or heating, as a result of which the carrier can stay dry and continue to work.

WR: 5000mm - MVP: 5000g/m²/24h

Beaver fabric
PESCO 17, 70% polyester - 30% cotton, +/- 240 g/m²

The special method of weaving this fabric brings the cotton on the inside and the polyester on the outside. The fabric is slightly shiny and smooth which makes it very dirt-repellent. The fabric is also very strong, colourfast, easy to clean, fast drying and crease-resistant. DASSY opted for a Teflon®treatment which makes the clothes in this quality water-repellent.

WR: 2000mm

Waterproofness and breathability - What does it mean to you?

Flame-retardant and antistatic fabric
CO 73, 100% cotton, +/- 340 g/m²

A durable cotton fabric that offers excellent protection for welding and allied processes after a flame-retardant finish. This fabric combines the comfort to wear as well as all insulation and ventilation advantages of cotton with advanced flame-retardant protection. This fabric is therefore appropriately applied in the entire DASSY flame-retardant collection, all garments of which have been certified in accordance with the European ISO standards for welding and heat-resistant clothing (EN ISO 11611:2007 welding clothing, EN ISO 11612:2008 heat-resistant clothing).

Multinorm fabric
COPES 75, 75% cotton - 24% polyester - 1% Negastat®, +/- 290 g/m²

For protective clothing in flame-retardant and antistatic material, DASSY consciously selects materials of European origin. The fabric in cotton-polyester, with cotton as its main constituent, obtains its antistatic quality through the incorporation of carbon fibre into the weave. In addition, extra fabric treatments provide protection against liquid chemicals and electric arcs. All clothing manufactured from this fabric has been certified in accordance with the following European standards: IEC 61482-2:2009, EN ISO 11612:2008, EN ISO 11611:2007, EN 11495:2008 and EN 13034:2005+A1:2009.

Multinorm-high visibility fabric
COPES 77, 50% cotton - 49% polyester - 1% Negastat®, +/- 330 g/m²

For protective clothing in flame-retardant, antistatic and high visibility fabrics, DASSY consciously selects materials of European origin. The fabric in cotton-polyester, with a near equal share of cotton as polyester, obtains its antistatic quality through the incorporation of carbon fibre into the weave. In addition, extra fabric treatments provide protection against liquid chemicals and electric arcs. All clothing manufactured from this fabric has been certified in accordance with the following European standards: EN ISO 20471:2013, IEC 61482-2:2009, EN ISO 11612:2008, EN ISO 11611:2007, EN 1149-5:2008, EN 13034:2005+A1:2009.

Certified fabrics - What does it mean to you?

High-visibility fabric
PESCO 74, 60% polyester - 40% cotton, +/- 290 g/m²

High visibility is created through reflective strips on the one hand and through fluorescent material processed into the piece clothing on the other hand. The high-visibility fabric DASSY processes in high-visibility clothing consists of a blend of polyester and cotton. This combination results in a durable fabric that is furthermore very comfortable to wear. Combined with the water-repellent and fluorescent follow-up treatment, all clothing manufactured from this fabric meets the EN 471 high-visibility standards.

Multinorm-high visibility fabric
COPES 77, 50% cotton - 49% polyester - 1% Negastat®, +/- 330 g/m²

For protective clothing in flame-retardant, antistatic and high visibility fabrics, DASSY consciously selects materials of European origin. The fabric in cotton-polyester, with a near equal share of cotton as polyester, obtains its antistatic quality through the incorporation of carbon fibre into the weave. In addition, extra fabric treatments provide protection against liquid chemicals and electric arcs. All clothing manufactured from this fabric has been certified in accordance with the following European standards: EN ISO 20471:2013, IEC 61482-2:2009, EN ISO 11612:2008, EN ISO 11611:2007, EN 1149-5:2008, EN 13034:2005+A1:2009.

  

Certified fabrics - What does it mean to you?

Waterproofness and breathability - What does it mean to you?

Breathable

The breathability of the fabric ensures that transpiration moisture can escape quickly. This enables you to stay dry while at work. The permeability of a fabric is measured on the basis of the speed with which water vapour can escape. This is expressed in “MVP”, or “Moisture Vapour Permeability”. The higher the MVP value, the stronger the breathability of the fabric.

Waterproof

A waterproof fabric ensures that rain and snow cannot penetrate for a long time, enabling you to stay dry and continue to work even in bad weather. A fabric’s waterproofness is determined by measuring the quantity of water – the so-called “water column” – a fabric can resist before moisture starts to penetrate. This is expressed in “WR”, or “Water Resistance”. The higher the result, the longer you can continue to work in bad weather without experiencing any discomfort.

Durable Fabrics - What does it mean to you?

Tensile properties and tear resistance

Durable fabrics do not tear easily. We perform thorough tests on our fabrics to ensure appropriate tensile and tear resistance. This is for example done by means of a tear test, in which a small incision is made in both directions of the fabric, after which we measure the strength required to tear the fabric further. Similar tests are carried out to determine the tensile resistance of the fabric. In this case, we measure the strength required to tear the fabric over a certain width without making an incision in advance. In both cases the strength of the fabric is in proportion to the strength required to tear the fabric.

Abrasion resistance

Another way to define the durability of a fabric is to define the fabric’s resistance to abrasion. This is measured by subjecting the fabric to a rotating, concentric rub under a certain amount of pressure. The test result is expressed in the number of cycles (rubs or revolutions) the device has made until visible abrasion appears. The higher this number, the more durable the fabric and the longer your piece of clothing will last.

Apart from these tests, all fabrics are also thoroughly tested for seam slippage resistance, anti-pilling properties and colour fastness combined with appropriate washing tests. We test all fabrics in our own labs and also have them tested by independent and internationally recognised testing institutes. This enables us to guarantee you the best results.