4-way poly stretch weave

fabric description
Stretch materials are a recent development in boardshort technology. Polyester (inelastic) microfibers are blended with spandex, (elastic) the blending of the two materials offers the material the beneficial traits of each. Polyester is strong and dries quickly, while spandex/lycra has an amazing capacity for elongation (500%) and it recovers well to its original size. The addition of an elastic material (to polyester or nylon) contributes to an often desired common characteristic of it being a very lightweight material that is also very soft and smooth. Twill is an optimum weave for board short materials because the mechanics of the twill weave’s numerous perpendicular interfacings act as long joints that therefore have an inherently wide range of motion that results in the material having the best possible flexibility while maintaining good drapability. For further information on this textile click here.
fabric technical details
  • Weave - Twill
  • Composition - 91% Polyester / 9% spandex
  • Origin (weave) - China
  • Origin (print/dye) - United States
  • Pre-Shrunk - N/A
  • Additional Shrinkage - N/A
  • Wrinkle Resistance - Low
  • Care - Standard Launder / See: Garment Care
  • Colorfast Level - High