GUIDE TO HANRO COTTON AND FABRICS
SEA ISLAND COTTON
Sea Island cotton fibres are cultivated exclusively in the British West Indies Caribbean islands. Only this area offers the necessary climatic conditions to create unrivalled staple length of 50 mm of these rare fibres. They are picked by hand and skilfully processed in a gentle traditional method. This results in an unmatched soft touch and incomparably silky texture, and is staggeringly long-lasting. An exclusive spinnery in Switzerland supplies the yarns for our in-house production, which produces the fine cotton fabric. A hologram trademark on every package guarantees the authenticity of each style.
SUPER COMBED COTTON
The cotton has been combed multiple times to eliminate as many short fibres and impurities as possible, which make the yarn much stronger and softer. This results in a more compact, more uniform cotton.
Long-staple cotton fibres from the USA with a staple length up to 50 millimetres. Supima cotton fibres are up to 35% longer than average cotton fibres, which results in a softer feel, longer durability, and increased tear strength. Products that feature include the Cotton Deluxe Nightwear and Cotton sensation ranges.
A quality trademark for cotton fabricated in Switzerland made from extra-long staple Supima cotton fibres. Only 3% of the best worldwide cotton fibres are used, this luxury cotton is used on the Moments range.
Extra-long staple cotton yarns fibres from Egypt. These stand out with a particular evenness, special softness, and increased tear strength.
PROCESSING PROCEDURES & TECHNOLOGIES
Mercerization is a chemical treatment for cotton threads. The yarns are immersed in a special caustic soda and held under tension. This results in the swelling of the cotton fibres and causes an increase in the surface area and reflectance. This also strengthens the fabric and gives it a lustrous appearance, better colour brilliance, and more durability.
Molded bra cups have been shaped over a hot breast mould form to give it a pre-defined breast shape. The fabric is usually seamless, making it perfect to wear under fitted clothing.
Lightweight and breathable meshwork. Circular knits constructed from two textile faces whose sides are spaced apart for a 3D effect, creating an air pocket for increased breathability, offering good dimensional stability of the bra cup.
A Fully Fashion construction produces custom pre-shaped pieces of a knitted garment. Instead of knitting a rectangular sheet of fabric, instructions guide a fully-fashioned knitting machine’s needles to create custom shapes appropriate to the desired garment structure. The pieces emerge from the machine ready to be sewn together. It results in reduced run sensitivity, and less seams.
OTHER MATERIALS USED FOR HANRO PRODUCTS
Modal and Micromodal
Modal is a type of rayon, a semi-synthetic cellulose fibre made by spinning reconstituted cellulose in this case often from beech trees. Modal is used alone or with other fibre in household items such as pyjamas, towels, bathrobes, and underwear .Modal underwear is also often blended with a stretch fibre as well as cotton, but it stays breathable. Unlike garments made from synthetic fibres like nylon. Modal underwear does not trap perspiration and odour.
Viscose and Rayon
Viscose and rayon are made from wood pulp or cellulose. Viscose is made by first treating the cellulose with sodium hydroxide and carbon disulfide. The treated cellulose solution is then spun into fibres or yarns that are used to produce a soft, smooth fabric that drapes well.
Polyamide fabric also known as nylon , is a form of plastic. Polyamide fabric, like polyester fabric, is a polymer. It is manufactured through a chemical process. In short, high amounts of heat and pressure are applied to fossil fuels to yield sheets of polyamide and Cupro it is used in making of process the wood pulp which is the base material. With the process, the wood pulp is dissolved in an ammoniac copper oxide solution.