End on End Weave

fabric description
Essentially, a plain weave but with one colored and one (or more) white (or another color) thread. This gives the fabric a heathered appearance up close but looks like a solid color from a distance. End-on-ends are sometimes called fil-à-fil, a French term meaning thread to thread. Identical to Cambric, but since it does not undergo the calendering process, does not end up with the glossiness as cambric (also known as chambray) Can vary widely in level of formality, but often found on casual, lighter weight, summer shirts. Because of the contrasting colors, can only be yarn-dyed, (instead of piece-dyed as many of today's less expensive garments) therefore it is less common. Commonly thought to wear down faster than other weaves, but in actuality, The two-tone nature of the weave tends to highlight and make more obvious to the naked the wear and distress that the fabric has taken on as it has aged. Considered one of the more time consuming weaves to iron.
fabric technical details
  • Weave - Royal Oxford
  • Composition - 100% Cotton
  • Origin (weave) - Italy
  • Origin (print/dye) - Italy
  • Pre-Shrunk - Yes
  • Additional Shrinkage - Very Low (1%)
  • Wrinkle Resistance - Low/Medium
  • Care - Standard Launder / See: Garment Care
  • Colorfast Level - Very Strong