Dress fabrics with lycra, elastane or spandex for that bit of stretch when you need it most.
A combination of cotton and lycra lends added stretch to this dobby weave. The stretchiness of the fabric lends perfectly to slim-fit shirts.
Stretch Cotton Fabric
Stretch Cotton Fabric combines the breathability of a cotton fabric with the elasticity of elastane for unmatched comfort. Stretch Cotton is ideal for numerous garments. Easily create crisp fitted dresses, skirts, trousers or blazers from a variety of materials that feature both two-way or four-way stretch. Stretch cotton will move with you throughout the day, making them your best bet for casual clothing.
What is cotton elastane?
Spandex, Lycra or elastane is a synthetic fiber known for its exceptional elasticity. It is stronger and more durable than natural rubber. It is a polyether-polyurea copolymer that was invented in 1958 by chemist Joseph Shivers at DuPont's Benger Laboratory in Waynesboro, Virginia.
Is cotton and elastane stretchy?
Stretch denim is a relatively new type of denim cotton (or cotton/polyester blend) that incorporates a small amount of elastane, a stretchy, synthetic fiber, also known as Spandex, or Lycra, into the fabric. Stretch jeans typically include about one to three percent elastane.
What is the name of stretchy fabric?
2-way stretch fabrics stretch in one direction, usually from selvedge to selvedge (but can be in other directions depending on the knit). 4-way stretch fabrics, such as
, stretches in both directions, crosswise and lengthwise. Stretch fabrics evolved from the scientific effort to make fibres using neoprene.
What kind of fabric is Lyocell?
Lyocell is a form of rayon which consists of cellulose fibre made from dissolving pulp (bleached wood pulp) using dry jet-wet spinning. It was developed beginning in 1972 by a team at the now defunct American Enka fibers facility at Enka, North Carolina.