Glossary

Glossary


In an effort to provide as much clarity as possible around our products, we've put together some definitions to help answer any questions you might have. 

   
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Bio-Basic Finish: 

The Bio-finishing process enhances fabric quality by decreasing the pilling tendency of knitted fabrics.

This process removes protruding fibres & slubs from knitted fabrics, significantly reduces pilling, softens fabric hand feel and provides a smooth fabric appearance.

 

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Bi-Stretch: 

Our Bi Stretch is a tightly woven cotton and spandex fabric which has a slight stretch. It is designed to provide full ease of movement and keeps its shape.

 

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Chino: 

Our Chino is a soft washed cotton twill. This cotton rich blend fibre with added spandex provides stretch, comfort and fit.

 

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Conscious Choice: 

A collection of garments thoughtfully crafted with sustainability in mind by using processes, fibres, and techniques to help reduce our carbon footprint. Shop our Conscious Choice Collection here.

 

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Cotton: 

A natural, renewable, and biodegradable fibre that requires less chemical processing than other fabrics.

 

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Digital Print: 

Digital Textile Printing requires less water and energy than other processes. It also uses significantly less ink which reduces waste.

 

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Garment Dye: 

Garment Dye is a dying process where the garment is first made then dyed. This process gives the garment a soft, worn in look and feel.

 

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GOTS: 

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognized as the world's leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres. It defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain and requires compliance with social criteria as well.

 

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Laser Printing: 

Designs are applied directly to fabric using laser technology which requires minimal water, no harsh chemicals, and less energy than other methods.

 

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Linen: 

Grown from flax plants, linen is easy to grow, requires little water, and is biodegradable.

 

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Mono-Material: 

Mono-materiality occurs when only one fibre content is used, instead of a blend. For example, our 100% cotton collection is considered mono-material.

 

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Organic Cotton: 

A natural, renewable, and biodegradable fibre that utilizes low-impact finishing processes and is grown without synthetic additives or pesticides.

 

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Ottoman: 

A textural stitch pattern that looks like horizontal, overlapping lines on the garment.

 

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Ponte: 

Ponte de Roma, or in short "PDR" or "Ponte" is a knit fabric composed of rayon, nylon or polyester and spandex. This thick, double knit fabric used to make our best-selling pant provides a two-way stretch, moulds to your body shape while providing a smooth streamline silhouette and comfort.

 

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Pearlite TM: 

Pearlite™ Rayon takes its active ingredient from the insides of oyster shells that would normally go to the landfill. A pearl viscose offers antimicrobial properties as well as moisture absorption and a soft hand feel, suitable particularly for sports clothing such as socks.

 

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Rayon: 

A regenerated cellulose fiber made from natural sources such as wood and agricultural products.

 

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Repreve: 

A polyester made from recycled plastic bottles and uses less water, energy and natural resources than virgin fibre.

 

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Ripstop: 

Ripstop fabrication has a cross hatch weaving process that enhances the wearability of the pant to be more durable and tear resistant.

 

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Soft Shell: 

Soft shell fabric is woven nylon or polyester that is stretchy, highly breathable, and decently weather resistant. These characteristics make soft shell jackets ideal for walking, climbing, biking and outdoor activities. They are great transitional seasons "go to jackets."

 

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Soft Touch RNS: 

RNS is the abbreviation for the fabric content composed of rayon, nylon and spandex . Our New Soft Touch RNS has a smooth soft hand feel, superior stretch and improved durability.

 

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Sublimation Print: 

A virtually waterless printing process that generates less waste than other methods and prevents dye from entering water systems.

 

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TENCEL: 

Lyocell and modal fibers (branded TENCEL) are produced by environmentally responsible processes from sustainably sourced natural raw material wood.

 

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Water Proof: 

Water-Proof provides the highest level of protection from water amongst all outerwear. Water Proof feature is accomplished by a combination of fabric, added membranes, coating, and garment construction that enhance to decrease the amount of water penetration.

 

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Water Repellent: 

Water-Repellent refers to the fabrics ability to repel water on contact. This is often achieved with special coating or treatment where water beads off the fabric.

 

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Water Resistant: 

Water-Resistant provides the lower level of water protection. The fabric is designed specifically to resist water penetration from short exposure to light rain.