- Published on Wednesday, 09 January 2013 13:08
Makers are widening product range to boost competitiveness.
- Increased variety: Makers offer a broader product range that includes poplin, drill, flannel, voile and slubbed canvas. The first is characterized by heavy and durable fibers, and a ribbed appearance. Cotton drill has a casual look and feel, and strong wear resistance and moisture absorbency. Inherently soft, flannel variants can be brushed or unbrushed. Voile is a lightweight, sheer, plain-weave fabric made of hard-twist yarns, which may be carded, semicombed or combed. Slubbed canvas is often desized, mercerized, sand washed, singed or heat-set for a stylish look.
- Colorful models: Although most makers are releasing solid-hued designs, a growing number of companies are launching tie-dyed and printed models. The latter usually cost more to manufacture and therefore priced higher.
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