WHAT IS NATURAL STRETCH TECHNOLOGY?
NATURAL STRETCH is a mechanical stretch technology designed for 100% cotton-woven fabrics. It provides an ultra-comfortable stretch combined with the natural softness of cotton without the use of any spandex. Fabrics with NATURAL STRETCH technology move with your body for a full range of movement while providing superior breathability and comfort.
EASY CARE PERFORMANCE.
The NATURAL STRETCH technology offers superior easy-care performance for consumers’ busy lifestyles. Unlike traditional stretch fabrics, those with NATURAL STRETCH technology will not lose their elasticity, even after tumble-drying or ironing. NATURAL STRETCH fabrics remain white even when exposed to chlorine in wash water, keeping the garments looking as good as new. And because cotton is a natural fiber, there are no issues with static cling.
- Woven Shirting
- Woven Bottomweights
Several steps are eliminated during the engineering of NATURAL STRETCH fabrics, such as core spinning and heat-setting. The process of heat-setting can cause the fabric to lose elasticity if not processed at the right time or temperature and can cause the spandex to yellow. Only 100% cotton NATURAL STRETCH technology allows the development of durable, comfortable stretch without the use of elastomeric yarns.
The NATURAL STRETCH technology has been adopted by major brands and is commercially available through leading manufacturers around the globe. Contact one of these suppliers to implement NATURAL STRETCH into your apparel line.