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.

Fabric Construction

Fabric Construction refers to the number of threads per square inch in a fabric. It is found out by counting the number of threads in the warp and weft in a square inch of the fabric. Fabric construction is written as “136 x 96”, which means that the fabric has 136 Ends per inch (EPI) and 96 Picks per inch (PPI). Alternatively this can be written as EPI x PPI = 136 x 96. This means that if you take a specimen of 1 inch X 1 inch of this fabric, you will find 136 number of warp yarns and 96 number of weft yarns. 

The number of threads in the warp (EPI) is usually higher than that in the weft. If the difference between the number of threads in warp and weft are very small, then it is a known as square construction fabric. These are regarded as good construction fabrics, which will inherently wrinkle less. Generally speaking, higher the picks per inch, the costlier and finer the fabric gets.