Get to know the materials used for fabric production
Do you already know all about the different raw materials and yarns? Wheter you already know all about it and want a refresher or are just getting to know the raw materials, we got you.
The CHANTY Team gave their best to create an easy to follow and transparent overview of the different types of yarns and the corresponding raw materials that are used for fabric production in the fashion industry. So this is all about the materials in wearable clothing.
Learn what really stands behind each of these words.
Cellulose Fibers / Rayon
Made out of sustainably sourced beech wood, Modal is a naturally soft cellulosic fiber, that is biodegradable & compostable. Modal makes any fabric that little bit smoother and emphasizes any design beautifully.
Lyocell / Tencel TM
Lyocell is a a man made cellulose fibre made from sustainably sourced eucalyptus wood in a closed loop process. It offers enhanced strength, durability and moisture absorption.
Viscose production uses up less water than the production of other favored fibers like cotton. It is also as smooth as silk to the touch & mixed with other fibers it makes the hand feel just that much softer.
Cotton is a soft cellulose fiber that offers uncountable benefits, like strength, breathability and softness. It is also sustainable and biodegradable. Ideal for everyone sensitive.
Lurex / Metallic
Originally a metallic yarn made out of real metal, it is by now a yarn with a coat of shiny plastic giving the illusion of a metallic shine.
Our CHANTY laces produced with Naia™️ yarn are extremely soft & comfortable, they feel cool to the touch & offer effortless elegance. Sourced from sustainable managed forests and produced closed loop and certified biodegradable, Naia™️ yarns the whole package.
Nylon / Polyamid
Nylon boasts with excellent strength and is a lightweight fiber, usable for nearly any imaginable textile application. It is nearly as elastic as rubber and resistant to wrinkles, so no need to iron.
A synthetic fiber - a man-made polymer, PET or just "some kind of plastic fiber" - and one of the most popular fibers world wide, used in some form in many different industries.
Pre-consumer recycled material is mostly used for textile production, as "pure" material is needed for effective recycling.
But what's "Pre-Consumer"? It means the material is recycled before being used or commercialized by any consumer. Mostly this means the waste from production gets put into another production cycle, thus reducing the all around waste.
Consequentely all material that is recycled after use by a consumer or commercialization is "post-Consumer" recycled material.
This inlcudes PET bottles, fisher nets, and any other items typically collected by local programs and services. Some Brands offer recycling options for their brand clothes, so customers can bring used items back and receive benefits.
Spandex / Elastane
Making any fabric "stretchy", "Spandex" or "Elastane"is used in nearly all elastic fibers and textiles.
Different types of Spandex vary in their stretchiness, strength and resistance to match any intended use, from day-today wear to sports wear.
All CHANTY lace fabrics are certified
So you can be certain, CHANTY lace fabrics are all certified harmless for human health.
All CHANTY factory locations are certified
The Standard not only certifies recycled content in materials, but also social & working conditions. For the complete supply chain.
CHANTY as Manufacturer & Brand
CHANTY cares, recycles, donates, safes, reuses, protects, values... Producing textiles in Germany since over 60 years, we are experts at establishing conscious processes & transparent supply chains.
Laces that support you every day
Hugging your body in all the right ways or stretching with your movements during intensive activities- - all is possible with CHANTY laces. We have laces with a variety of different attributes.