How to Select?
Besides your personal preferences, there is one important parameter that is certainly worth your attention, which is about the directions of stretching: you can find as 2-way (sometimes referred to as the 1-way), as 4-way stretch fabrics. What is this metric about?
The 2-way stretch fabrics are elastic only in warp or weft － width- or lengtwise, and tend to extend in the range of some 15-30%. They provide decent comfort in wearing, however, beware using them for activewear.
The 4-way stretch textiles extend in both directions, which essentially makes them more preferrable for participating in various activities where your movements won’t be limited by clothing. The fabric of that kind can be stretched considerably more: on the scale from 30% to whopping 200%. In a fashion segment, they are often represented with jersey knit fabrics.
The collection of stretch fabrics at Tissura is extremely diverse, as it comprises hundreds of fabrics varying by their composition, types of weave, and design: patterned and solid, airy and heavyweight, smooth and pebbly, matt and glossy, pastel and vivid… The options are endless!
For 20 years, we have been cooperating with legendary European textile brands from Italy (Taroni, Ruffo Coli, Albini, Luigi Colombo, Marioboselli Jersey, etc.), France (Guigou, Belinac, Sophie Hallette), Great Britain (Liberty), and Switzerland (Hausammann). As a result of such long partnership, we proudly present stretch fabrics of future seasons and featuring custom designs created specially for Tissura.