Our Fabrics

We work with Mainly synthetic fabrics to create our unique range of products, part of the uniqueness is due to the fabrics being used. A lot of what we use is mainly used for other uses, such as tactical, military, theatre etc. Synthetic fabrics are overall quite strong but like any fabric, does require care and the good care of your fabric will extend the life of your garment and indeed the components used to manufacture the garment. Some of the fabrics being used are not being used for use they were created but create unusual products, feel great, sound great and look great, so I have put together a page detailing each of the fabrics we use as a regular ranges and how to care for these – We hope it helps, but should you have any questions please feel free to email us prior to purchase

Fabric Care

Nylon (Polyamide) Satin

Nylon Satin also a version of polyamide is a strong woven durable fabric with a sheen to the face side which has a weight of 4oz per square meter of fabric. Nylon Satin was very popular in the 70s & 80s for sportswear, trousers and jackets and is still very popular due to its sheen, its feel & indeed its ease of care.

Your Nylon Satin garment can be machine washed to a maximum of 40-degrees however we recommend a 30-degree wool wash with short spin. You can also gently hand wash your item, rinse thoroughly and then drip dry on the washing line. We recommend you wash the item in a gentle detergent suitable for coloured fabrics this will help to protect its sheen. You can tumble dry the garment, but you MUST use a cool program, and should you wish to iron (which should not be necessary) you can do so with a cool iron on the reverse side ONLY using a cloth between the iron and the garment.

Poly Satin (Polyester)

Poly Satin also a version of polyester is a is a lighter weight option to Nylon Satin with a nice sheen to the face side and has a weight of 2.5oz per square meter of fabric. Poly Satin is a popular Fabric for underwear nightwear and lightweight tops, it is not as durable as Nylon Satin nor does it hold its shape as well.

Your Poly Satin garment can be machine washed to a maximum of 40-degrees however we recommend a 30-degree wool wash with short spin or drip dry. You can also gently hand wash your item, rinse thoroughly and then drip dry on the washing line. We recommend you wash the item in a gentle detergent suitable for coloured fabrics this will help to protect its sheen. You can tumble dry the garment, but you MUST use a cool program. Ironing may be required, especially after tumble drying, as this can cause the fabric to crease, should you wish to iron, you can do so with a cool iron on the reverse side ONLY. using a cloth between the iron and the garment.

Polyamide (Synthetic)

Polyamide is a multi-functionable fabric, which comes in different finishes, weights and designs and is used for underwear, tops, trousers, jackets, housewares & bedding to mention a few. it is a durable fabric due to it being woven using synthetic yarns, so holds its shape well.

Your polyamide garment can be machine washed to a maximum of 40-degrees, however we recommend a 30-degree wool wash with short spin or drip dry You can also gently hand wash your item, rinse thoroughly and then drip dry on the washing line. We recommend you wash the item in a gentle detergent suitable for coloured fabrics. You can tumble dry the garment, but you MUST use a cool program. Ironing may be required on some garments, should you wish to iron, you can do so with a cool iron on the reverse side ONLY. using a cloth between the iron and the garment.

Polyester

Polyester is a multi-functionable fabric, which comes in different finishes and weights and is used for underwear, tops, trousers & lightweight jackets to mention a few. it is not as durable as a polyamide nor does it hold its shape as well.

Your polyester garment can be machine washed to a maximum of 40-degrees, however we recommend a 30-degree wool wash with short spin or drip dry You can also gently hand wash your item, rinse thoroughly and then drip dry on the washing line. We recommend you wash the item in a gentle detergent suitable for coloured fabrics. You can tumble dry the garment, but you MUST use a cool program. Ironing may be required, especially after tumble drying, as this can cause the fabric to crease, should you wish to iron, you can do so with a cool iron on the reverse side ONLY. using a cloth between the iron and the garment.

PVC (PVC-PU Faced Polyester)

PVC (PVC-PU Faced Polyester) is a multi-functionable fabric, which is generally used for underwear, leisurewear, fetishwear, tops, jackets & dancewear items as it is glossy or simulates Leather (dependant on Finish), it is also fun and has a small amount of stretch. it is a mediumweight fabric but quite durable if treated with care.

Your PVC (PVC-PU Faced Polyester) Can ONLY be handwashed, you can gently hand wash your item at 20-degree, rinse thoroughly using cold water (DO NOT WRING or SPIN) and then drip dry on the washing line or over the tub. We recommend you wash the item in a gentle detergent suitable for coloured fabrics. You should not tumble dry this garment as this will cause the garment to lose its Lustre & this item should NOT be ironed at any cost as it will ruin the fabric. You can just wipe down the exterior of your product with a damp cloth and add to its shine using silicone spray.

NB: The lustre can reduce over time with repeated washing as the PVC is only a coating in the polyester backing

Ripstop (Nylon Polyamide)

Ripstop (nylon polyamide) is a multi-functionable fabric, which is used for underwear, tops, jackets and tactical. it is a very lightweight fabric 1.2 oz per metre but quite durable, due to it being woven using synthetic yarns and the reinforcing cross stitching, so holds its shape well and is very easy-care.

Your Ripstop (nylon polyamide) garment can be machine washed to a maximum of 40-degrees, however we recommend a 30-degree wool wash with short spin or drip dry. You can also gently hand wash your item, rinse thoroughly and then drip dry on the washing line. We recommend you wash the item in a gentle detergent suitable for coloured fabrics. You can tumble dry the garment, but this Will reduce the sheen, you MUST use a cool program. DO NOT Iron your garment as this could damage it and should not be necessary if you wash and dry as above.

Camo Ripstop (Coated Nylon Polyamide)

Camo Ripstop (COATED nylon polyamide) is a multi-functionable fabric, which is generally used for tops, jackets and tactical items as it has a waterproof coating to the rear. it is a lightweight fabric 1.6 oz per metre but quite durable, due to it being woven using synthetic yarns and the reinforcing cross stitching, so holds its shape well and is very easy-care, PLEASE NOTE: this fabric does have a rustle to it when worn, it is usually used for outerwear.

Your Camo Ripstop (COATED nylon polyamide) Can only be handwashed, you should occasionally, very gently hand wash your item at 20-Degree, rinse thoroughly using cold water (DO NOT WRING or SPIN) and then drip dry on the washing line or over the tub. We recommend you wash the item in a gentle detergent suitable for coloured fabrics. You should not tumble dry this garment at any cost as this will loosen the backing and make it sticky, this item should also NOT be ironed as this will cause the inner lining to stick.

NB: The backing of this fabric can loosen due to wear and tear, if this happens it can be gently removed, and this will not change the usability or the external look of the garment.

“Silky” (Polyamide)

Silky (polyamide) is a multi-functionable fabric, which is used for underwear, tops, nightwear & bridal wear. it is a very lightweight fabric but quite durable, due to it being woven using synthetic yarns, (unlike 100% Silk, which is not durable and has to be treated with the utmost care) this fabric holds its shape well and is very easy-care.

Your Silky (polyamide) garment can be machine washed to a maximum of 40-degrees, however we recommend a 30-degree wool wash with short spin or drip dry. You can also gently hand wash your item, rinse thoroughly and then drip dry on the washing line. We recommend you wash the item in a gentle detergent suitable for coloured fabrics. You can tumble dry the garment, but you MUST use a cool program. Ironing may be required, especially after tumble drying, as this can cause the fabric to crease, should you wish to iron, you can do so with a cool iron on the reverse side ONLY using a cloth between the iron and the garment.

Foiled/Lame (Foil Coated Lycra Polyamide)

Foiled Lame (Foil Coated Lycra Polyamide) is a multi-functionable fabric, which is generally used for underwear, sportswear, tops, jackets & dancewear items as it is Glitzy, fun and has a small amount of stretch. it is a mediumweight fabric but quite durable if treated with care.

Your Foiled Lame (Foil Coated Lycra Polyamide) Can only be handwashed, you can gently hand wash your item at 20/30 Degree, rinse thoroughly using cold water (DO NOT WRING or SPIN) and then drip dry on the washing line or over the tub. We recommend you wash the item in a gentle detergent suitable for coloured fabrics. You should not tumble dry this garment as this will cause the garment to lose its Lustre & this item should NOT be ironed at any cost as it will ruin the fabric.

NB: The lustre can reduce over time with repeated washing as the foil is only a coating in the poly/lycra backing.

Lace (Polyamide)

Lace (polyamide) is a multi-functionable fabric, which comes in different patterns & designs and is used for underwear, trims, clothing & housewares. it is a mid-weight fabric but quite durable, due to it being woven using Synthetic yarns, so holds its shape well.

Your Lace(polyamide) garment can be machine washed to a maximum of 40-degrees, however we recommend a 30-degree wool wash with short spin or drip dry. you can also gently hand wash your item, rinse thoroughly and then drip dry on the washing line. We recommend you wash the item in a gentle detergent suitable for coloured fabrics. You can tumble dry the garment, but you MUST use a cool program. We would advise that you DO NOT Iron your garment as this could damage it and should not be necessary if you wash and dry as above.

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