The Main Types
Similarly to coating fabrics, the raincoat ones basically feature natural fibres, such as wool, silk, linen, and cotton. Their water-repellent mechanism may differ: some manufacturers reach the goal by using man-made fibres in their fabrics content, whereas others apply a special coating onto the fabric surface, thus offering you to get the most out of natural fibres that stay in contact with your skin.
The main requirements typically set for raincoat fabrics are:
- light weight and shape retaining;
- moisture impermeability;
- good aeration;
- resistance to shrinking;
- ease of care.
These are the basic requirements to the raincoat fabrics per se. The easiest way to meet them all is to use polyester, Gore-Tex, nylon, vinyl, or rayon. However, we would also add another point:
In many cases, such criterion becomes a deal breaker, as the vast majority of raincoats on the market today are largely about performance. However, Tissura proves that this garment can not just keep you warm and cosy, but also attract admirable glances.
Whether you need a lightweight and fine silk raincoat with amazing sheen and plasticity, a soft and smooth wool blend, or durable and tearproof linen coated wool, Tissura has them all!
Browse our range of waterproof breathable fabrics to select between various fibres:
- Wool: coated wool, double coated wool, double faced coated wool, as well as coated quilted wool;
- Silk treated with special repellent to gain waterproof properties;
- Linen, waterproof and water-absorbing;
- Cotton & linen blend coated with special treatment to be rainproof.
Given the tough weather conditions these fabrics are intended for, the utmost requirements for quality make no surprise. With that in mind, we select only trustworthy suppliers, whose fabrics are manually checked by our experts. Moreover, the iconic brand names of our European partners leave no grounds for doubting: Loro Piana, Taroni, Binda, Liberty, and Belinac.