KNOW YOUR FABRIC

 

Having over 80 years of experience in the trade, certain key concepts and terminology have become second nature to us. In order to equip you with the essential tools to make an informed decision while selecting fabrics from our extensive range, we have highlighted some key points below. You can always get in touch with us if you would like to know more.

Thread Count

Thread count refers to the size of the yarn. Higher the count, the resulting fabric is generally finer, smoother and more expensive. Thus 200s thread count yarn is finer and smoother than 180s, which is finer and more expensive than 140s and 120s and so on. To look at it the other way, lower the count, the heavier and coarser it is. Thus 40s thread count yarn is coarser and heavier than a 60s yarn and so on.

We manufacture and sell a wide range of yarn counts. 160s to 200s are ultra luxury thread counts and some of the highest counts and most exclusive fabrics available in the country. 120s to 140s are regarded as very premium fabrics having a smooth finish and being light-weight. 2-ply 80s and 2-ply 100s are best suited for professionals and for office wear as fabrics in these counts offer the most wrinkle resistance and crisp standing. Single 70s are usually satin weave counts which are in a construction that falls well. These are many times used for women garments as they drape very well. 50s and 60s are used for a major portion of the everyday formal and casual shirts. 40s counts are usually only used for garments and bulk shirts supply.

Thread count is only one aspect while selecting fabrics. The weave, ply and construction amongst other factors play an important role in the overall fabric quality. We help our customers in fabric selection by understanding their end use and vision of what they wish to achieve with the fabric and then short listing and suggesting those designs and fabrics which fit their need.