Fibres and fabrics

Lafont widely uses intimate blends, i.e. blends made at the fibre level: Polyester-Cotton (PC) and Cotton-Polyester (CP). Before choosing a model, carefully analyze the expectations in terms of fabrics and the use that the wearers will make of these clothes.

The fibres, the character of the garment

Natural fibres

Of vegetable origin: cotton, hemp, linen, jute…
Of animal origin: silk, wool, mohair, cashmere…
Of mineral origin: glass fibres, asbestos…

Synthetic fibres

These are chemically created fibres, derived from petroleum products or result of organic synthesis polyamide, polyester, aramid, acrylic, elastane …

Artificial fibres

These fibres start from a natural base but are chemically treated with cellulose or cellulosic derivatives acetate, viscose, modal, lyocell…

Weaves, the result of a professional weaving

The weave is the way of crossing the warp threads (vertical threads, parallel to the direction of advance of the fabric during the manufacture) with the weft threads (horizontal threads, perpendicular to the warp).

Canvas

This is the simplest armor, also called "plain" armor.

Canvas

This is the simplest weave, also known as a "plain" weave: all odd-numbered warp threads pass over and then under the other threads in a regular manner. This armor is particularly resistant to abrasion. Very easy to waterproof, canvas fabrics are relatively closed to the passage of dust.

Cross

Twill is a weave that is characterized by ribbing on the front and back of the fabric.

Cross

Twill is a weave that is characterized by ribbing on the front and back of the fabric. The "crossed" armor is a comfortable armor with relatively heavy weights. It is with equal finish, significantly more fluid than the "twill". This weave has a good abrasion resistance and is very well suited for double needle assembly.

Twill

This weave is repeated at least every three threads and produces diagonal lines on the front of the fabric.

Twill

This weave is repeated at least every three threads and produces diagonal lines on the front of the fabric. The "twill" weave is a weave resistant to wear and tear. The slanted ribs of this weave give it a fancy effect. This type of fabric combines resistance and lightness.

Satin

This very tight weave is characterized by a shiny and smooth appearance.

Satin

This very tight weave is characterized by a shiny and smooth appearance. Due to its design, it is very dense in threads and does not allow dust to pass through. Its smooth appearance is very noticeable for Image clothing. Its density of threads gives it the advantage of being more difficult to ignite than a "canvas" or "twill" fabric, which is more airy. With a Proban® treatment, a flame retardant treatment, it becomes a material for E.P.I.

Our fabrics, the heart of our commitment

Cotton

Benefits

Disadvantages

Polyester

Benefits

Disadvantages

Property of the fabric

Choice of fabric 100% cotton 60% cotton 40% polyester 65% polyester 35% cotton
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Choosing the right material

P = Polyester
C= Cotton
Material Articles Example of targets
160 g / m
P / C
Shirt, Blouse, Pants, Chasuble
Health, Services and Businesses
180 g / m
P / C
Shirt, Blouse, Pants, Chasuble
Health, Services and Businesses
210 g / m
P / C
P / C
Health, Services and Businesses
250 g / m
P / C or C / P
P / C or C / P
Communities, Services and Agri-food
300 g / m
C / P
Jacket, Pants, Jumpsuit
Industry, Communities and Services
320 g / m
100% cotton
Jacket, Pants, Jumpsuit
Industry and Crafts

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