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Fabrics

Everything starts with the fabric. That is why strict quality requirements are set early on, at the selection of the fabrics. Subsequently, these are subject to a multitude of tests in order to achieve the best result. This resolute approach results in durable, hard-wearing and colourfast fabrics, while comfort and design also are of fundamental importance.

All raw materials meet the Oeko-tex® standards, which ensures that no harmful substances are used in our clothing.

Below a brief explanation of the various used fabrics.

Durable fabrics

             
  Fabric code Fabric name Commercial name Composition Weight Description
  5005 PA 05 Cordura® 100% polyamide ± 220 g/m²
- superior durability thanks to Cordura® fibre
- used to reinforce clothing
  5006 PA 06 ± 285 g/m²
  5007 PA 07 Cordura® stretch 92% polyamide - 8% elastane ± 350 g/m²
- superior durability thanks to Cordura® fibre combined with the comfort of 2-way elasticity
- used to reinforce clothing (e.g. knee pockets, elbows)
  2041 PESCO 41 polyester - cotton 65% polyester - 35% cotton ± 245 g/m²
- durable & wear-resistant fabric with high colour fastness, even in case of regular high-temperature washing
- extra supple finish for improved wearing comfort (PESCO 41)
- mechanical stretch for increased freedom of movement (PESCO 41 - PESCO 63)
- water-repellent finish (PESCO 63)
  2061 PESCO 61 ± 245 g/m²
  2063 PESCO 63 ± 250 g/m²
  2064 PESCO 64 ± 300 g/m²
  2025 PESCO 25 canvas, polyester - cotton 65% polyester - 35% cotton ± 340 g/m² - durable & wear-resistant fabric
- high colour fastness, even in case of regular high-temperature washing
  3060 COPES 60 canvas, cotton - polyester 60% cotton - 40% polyester ± 340 g/m² - durable & wear-resistant fabric
- light, horizontal mechanical stretch for increased freedom of movement
  5101 PASPA 01 Cordura® stretch
inserts
88% polyamide - 12% elasthane ± 260 g/m² - ultimate freedom of movement thanks to 4-way stretch
- superior durability thanks to Cordura® fibre
- used for inserts in strategic places, where extra elasticity is needed
  1043 CO 43 cotton 100% cotton ± 320 g/m² - strong & durable fabric
- insulating &  ventilating characteristics
- cotton clothing is susceptible to shrinkage during the first washes
  1093 CO 93 jeans fabric 89,5% cotton - 10,5% elasthane ± 320 g/m²
(9,5 oz)
- 4-way stretch denim for high comfort
- enzyme stonewashed for a typical jeans appearance &  increased softness & flexibility
  1094 CO 94 91% cotton - 8% polyester
1% elasthane
± 390 g/m²
(11,5 oz)
- 2-way stretch denim for extra comfort
- enzyme stonewashed for a typical jeans appearance &  increased softness & flexibility
  2017 PESCO 17 beaver 70% polyester - 30% cotton ± 240 g/m² - dust & water-repellent Teflon® treatment
- quick drying &  strong
- crease-resistant

Waterperformance fabrics

             
  Fabric code Fabric name Commercial name Composition Weight Description
  4021 PES 21 three-layered softshell 100% polyester ± 280 g/m² - inner layer fleece lining
- slightly elastic for increased freedom of movement
- waterproof, windproof and breathable fabric
  4028 PES 28 three-layered fleece 100% polyester ± 350 g/m² - high insulation level to maintain body temperature
- breathable membrane allows transpiration moisture to evaporate
  4070 PES 70 coated polyester 100% polyester - PU coating ± 200 g/m² - breathable polyurethane (PU) coating allows transpiration moisture to evaporate
  4074 PES 74 three-layered high visibility
softshell
100% polyester ± 280 g/m² - inner layer fleece lining
- slightly elastic for increased freedom of movement
- waterproof, windproof and breathable fabric
  4080 PES 80 laminated polyester 100% polyester - TPU lamination ± 200 g/m² - waterproof and windproof
- breathable membrane allows transpiration moisture to evaporate
- thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) lamination
  4090 PES 90 laminated canvas 100% polyester - lamination ± 240 g/m² - waterproof and windproof
- breathable membrane allows transpiration moisture to evaporate
  5194 PASPA 94 laminated polyamid
with elastane
88% polyamide - 12% elastane
DWR - lamination
± 200 g/m² - waterproof and windproof
- breathable membrane allows transpiration moisture to evaporate
- Durable Water Repellent (DWR) treatment
- 4-way stretch for high comfort
 

Waterproofness, breathability and cold protection - What does it mean to you?

Knitwear

             
  Fabric code Fabric name Commercial name Composition Weight Description
  1006 CO 06 cotton single jersey 100% cotton ± 180 g/m² - breathable, durable and easy-care
- cotton clothing is susceptible to shrinkage during the first washes
  1046 CO 46 cotton piqué ± 220 g/m²
  3016 COPES 16 blend single jersey 50% cotton - 50% polyester ± 180 g/m² - excellently suited for industrial washing
- very hard-wearing fabric with high colour fastness
- pre-shrunk, and therefore resistant to shrinking during industrial washing
  3056 COPES 56 blend polo piqué ± 220 g/m²
  3080 COPES 80 sweatshirt fabric 80% cotton - 20% polyester ± 290 g/m² - combed inside for improved comfort and warmth (COPES80/COPES90)
- with silky finish for a soft touch (COPES 86)
  3086 COPES 86 65% cotton - 35% polyester ± 305 g/m²
  3090 COPES 90 80% cotton - 20% polyester ± 340 g/m²
  1104 COSPA 04 cotton single jersey
with elastane
92% cotton - 8% elastane ± 190 g/m² - single jersey combed cotton, pre-shrunk
- extra flexible
  1105 COSPA 05 ± 220 g/m²
  1146 COSPA 46 cotton piqué with elastane 97% cotton - 3% elastane ± 220 g/m² - breathable, durable and easy-care
- the elastane makes the cotton clothing less susceptible to shrinkage during the first washes
  4016 PES 16 micro polar fleece 100% polyester ± 260 g/m² - combed inside and outside for improved comfort and warmth
- microfibre fleece | anti-pilling treatment
  4034 PES 34 tricot fleece 100% polyester ± 260 g/m² - unicolour, plain weave tricot outside fabric with unicolour soft fleece on the inside
  4038 PES 38 ± 290 g/m² - bicolour, plain weave tricot outside fabric with unicolour soft fleece on the inside
  4004 PES 04 polyester bird's eye 100% polyester ± 140 g/m² - quick drying | UV sun protection (UPF 50+) | antibacterial
- 50% recycled polyester
  4044 PES 44 polyester piqué 215 g/m²

Safety fabrics

             
  Fabric code Fabric name Commercial name Composition Weight Description
  2070 PESCO 70 high visibility
polyester - cotton
65% polyester - 35% cotton ± 245 g/m² - water-repellent treatment
- durable and wear-resistant fabric with Twill-weaving
- light fabric (PESCO 70, ± 245 g/m²)
  2074 PESCO 74 60% polyester - 40% cotton ± 290 g/m²
  2084 PESCO 84 high visibility
sweatshirt fabric
65% polyester - 35% cotton ± 280 g/m² - durable and wear-resistant fabric
- combed inside for improved comfort and warmth
  4021 PES 12 high visibility
polar fleece
100% polyester ± 280 g/m² - combed inside and outside for improved comfort and warmth
- anti-pilling treatment
  4006 PES 06 high visibility
polyester bird's eye
100% polyester ± 150 g/m² - quick drying | UV sun protection (UPF 50+) | antibacterial
  3054 COPES 54 high visibility
cotton - polyester piqué
55% cotton - 45% polyester ± 170 g/m² - quick drying | UV sun protection (UPF 50+) | antibacterial
  1073 CO 73 flame retardant cotton 100% cotton ± 340 g/m² - fabric of European origin
- flame retardant finish
  3075 COPES 75 multinorm
cotton - polyester
75% cotton - 24% polyester
1% Nega-Stat®
± 290 g/m² - fabric of European origin
- flame retardant finish | inherent antistatic
  3077 COPES 77 multinorm - high visibility
cotton - polyester
50% cotton - 49% polyester
1% Nega-Stat®
± 330 g/m² - fabric of European origin
- flame retardant finish | inherent antistatic

Certified fabrics - What does it mean to you?

Waterproofness and breathability

Waterproofness, breathability and cold protection - 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.

With regards to the waterproofness of a piece of clothing, 100% watertight taped seams are another important ally. Finally, applying a finish on the outer layer of fabric also adds an extra layer of protection by making moisture bead up and roll off.

Example: the image displays the different fabric layers of the DASSY® Nordix stretch winter jacket. The DWR finish (Durable Water Repellent) makes water droplets bead up and roll off, while the wind- and waterproof membrane effectively keeps out rain and wind. And since the membrane is also breathable, water vapour can easily escape from the inside.

Cold protection

A good thermal insulator traps your body’s radiated warmth. Since air excels as an insulator, paddings consist of countless small air pockets that effectively retain body heat. That way, you can continue working comfortably even in colder weather.

Example: the image displays the high quality insulation of the DASSY® Nordix stretch winter jacket. The high performance DuPont™ Sorona® micro fibres create small air pockets for the best warmth-insulation.

Moreover, this padding is also light, breathable, soft, quick drying and it is made of 37% renewable plant-based materials. And since the DuPont™Sorona® fibre is also highly compressible, the DASSY® Nordix keeps you nice and warm, without looking puffy.

Durable fabrics

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.