fabric description
Brushed cotton twills are very versatile and offered in many things, such as: chinos, flannels, chamois. Usually made using thicker yarns, which often results in a heavier weight textile. The contributor to quality in most fabrics is the length of the individual cotton strands that makes up the yarn. Longer strands require less twists to stay together and thus are less brittle and have a softer hand and more durability. Visually, the defining characteristic of brushed twill is it’s soft appearance which is a result of the fabric being brushed after weaving. The finer mills (Portugal) brush the fabric by hand. This is called napping and raises the fibers from the loosely spun yarns. as a rule is done at least once on the face (top) and underside. The brushing often ends up obscuring the weave and helps to give the material a very soft hand feel. Brushing raises the nap, but since it removes the loose fibers who's ends are less tightly bound to the yarn, it also helps to control pilling.
fabric technical details
  • Weave - Brushed Twill
  • Composition - 100% Cotton
  • Origin (weave) - Portugal
  • Origin (print/dye) - United States
  • Pre-Shrunk - Yes (Water & Dryers Only)
  • Additional Shrinkage - Very Low (1%)
  • Wrinkle Resistance - Medium
  • Care - Standard Launder / See: Garment Care
  • Colorfast Level - Medium