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Interlock fabric

Interlock fabric

Interlock fabric is a knitted fabric, it is made by a series of stainless steel needles that cross each other working alternatively; this type of production creates a double knit fabric, making it very soft,  visually it resembles a honeycomb; the back and the front of this fabric are exactly the same.

interlock fabric

Charateristics of interlock

A peculiar positive quality of this fabric, considering it is very compact, is that a lot of air is trapped between the fibers, making it very insulant; furthermore, this fabric is very breathable, a quality which makes it also ideal for underwear and also for sporting activities .

Its use

As a result of its charateristics, (its flat surface also its identical front and back)  it’s perfect for underwear products. Interlock fabric is produced in house in wool but also wool and silk to create winter garments which are very soft and warm; it is also possible to use cotton to realise this fabric, in this case the use is for pyjamas.

How it’s made

Often, when this fabric is made in cotton, we brush the inner part to make it warmer and  more comfortable; doing this procedure we create a “warm cotton” that it’s very good for new born babies and for those who don’t like wool or who have allergies. Above all, it’s very important to correctly iron this fabric in order to obtain a very stable product, in fact most of the knitting tensions are released by the ironing process; the ironing is done firstly with steam and then again by passing the fabric between two hot metal cylinders. Brushing is not done with woollen fibers because it’s not necessary due to its intrinsic charateristics.

Some of our products made in interlock

Crew neck short sleeves

Crew neck long sleeves

V – neck short sleeves

V – neck long sleeves

Longjohns

More info

Wikipedia