Glossary

100% Linen

Linen is a natural fabric made from the fibres of the Flax plant, it is durable and breathable, perfect for warmer weather. It has structure and a lovely woven texture, due to the nature of the material linen creases when worn.

 

100% Recycled Polyester Chiffon

Chiffon is a lightweight, semi- sheer fabric that drapes well and is perfect for frills and ruffles. We choose to avoid using virgin Polyester Chiffon, instead using a recycled quality created by melting down discarded polyester fabric and re-spinning it into a new fibre.

 

100% Viscose

Viscose is a semi-synthetic fabric created from treated plant cellulose fibres, it is durable, has beautiful drape and a soft hand-feel. The fabric takes colour and print well and is perfect for dresses and skirts.

 

100% Viscose Jacquard 

Viscose Jacquard is woven on a Jacquard loom and features complex patterns woven directly into the fabric, with a contrasting matte and shiny finish. Viscose jacquard is compact and double sided, resulting in a fabric that is of a higher quality and more luxurious, with a unique texture not found in printed fabrics. Our tulip jacquard designs have a lustre to them, catching the light and giving them a refined look, perfect for special occasions.

 

100% Viscose Satin Back Crepe (Crepe Side)

Viscose Satin Back Crepe is a reversible fabric with a high shine, satin finish one side and lightly textured, matte finish on the other. This creates a highly versatile material that can be used for both casual or eveningwear. This fabric is compact and heavier weight than Viscose satin, creating a beautiful, structured drape.

 

Alpaca  

Alpaca yarn is created from the natural fibre of the Alpaca, it is extremely soft, lightweight and breathable. Typically mixed with other yarn qualities it adds a fluffy texture and soft hand- feel to the knit. Due to the nature of the material Alpaca yarn may pill over time.

 

Boucle Knit

Boucle is a textured knit, with a loopy, plush finish. Boucle yarn typically contains Wool and has a cosy, dense texture.

 

Chiffon

Chiffon is a lightweight, semi- sheer fabric that drapes well and is perfect for frills and ruffles. We choose to avoid using virgin Polyester Chiffon, instead using a recycled quality created by melting down discarded polyester fabric and re-spinning it into a new fibre.

 

Crochet 

Crochet is a technique similar to knitting, creating open, textured garments by interlocking loops of yarn. Typically made using Cotton/ Viscose yarns, our crochet styles have a cool hand feel and are perfect for Summer.

 

Ecovero

Ecovero is a brand of sustainable Viscose, made with at least 50% less carbon emissions and water consumption compared with regular Viscose production. The majority of our Viscose styles are made up of a portion of this more sustainable material. Ecovero has exactly the same soft hand feel and luxurious drape as 100% Viscose.

 

Ecovero mixed with Viscose 

The majority of our Viscose fabrics are a mixture of Ecovero and Viscose, producing a lovely, soft material with a lower environmental impact.

 

Ecovero mixed with Viscose Crepe 

Crepe is a compact, lightly textured fabric with a rich matte finish, perfect for both day and eveningwear. The combination of Ecovero and Viscose ensures a high quality material with a lower environmental impact.

 

Intarsia Knit

Intarsia is a knitting technique used to create patterns with multiple colours, typically used on graphic knits. Unlike Jacquard knitting the yarn is not carried across the back of the garment so the effect is not bulky and can be used on thicker jumpers and cardigans.

 

Jacquard Knit

Jacquard Knit is a technique used to create complex patterns with multiple colours. Yarns are woven together to create a dense, compact finish. The jacquard technique is typically used with lightweight, Viscose yarns on knitted dressed and slim fitting garments.

 

Moiré

Moiré is a premium fabric with a unique, watermarked pattern and lusterous, textured finish. This material is strong and compact, perfect for structured garments. The beautiful patterned finish is perfect for eye- catching eveningwear.

 

Pointelle Knit

Pointelle is a fine knitting technique with patterns created from small holes within the knit. Pointelle knit garments are typically lightweight and delicate, perfect for summer tops and cardigans.

 

Tencel mixed with Linen

Tencel is a sustainable, regenerated cellulose fibre, mixed with the natural Linen fibre to produce a highly breathable fabric with a cool touch and light texture. The Tencel ensures a softer hand- feel compared to 100% linen, reduction in creasing and adds to the sustainability of the material.

 

Vinyl (PU)

Vinyl is a synthetic fabric with a Polyurethane coating, producing a high- shine, waterproof finish. Vinyl is an alternative to leather; it is strong and long lasting, making it perfect for coats and jackets. It comes in a variety of different colours, finishes and textures.

 

Viscose mixed with Ecovero Morrocaine

Morrocaine is a medium weight fabric with a textured, crepe-like finish, perfect for printed dresses, skirts and tops. Viscose Morrocaine ensures a durable material with lovely drape, the addition of Ecovero Viscose improves the sustainability of the garment.

 

Viscose mixed with Ecovero Satin Twill

Satin Twill has a lusterous finish and diagonal weave. This lightweight fabric has a lovely, soft drape and takes colour and print well; perfect for both evening and casual styles. Satin Twill made from Viscose creates a soft finish, the addition of Ecovero Viscose improves the sustainability of the garment.

 

Viscose mixed with Linen

Viscose mixed with Linen creates a softer material compared with 100% Linen and is less prone to creasing, whilst still retaining the fabric's breathable quality and durability.

 

Viscose mixed with Rayon Satin

Viscose is an organic derived form of Rayon, this Satin mix is lightweight and durable, with a lusterous, shiny finish and lovely drape.