Type of fabrics and their use

type of fabrics

Type of fabrics and their use to manufacture clothes

Fabrics have been used for thousands of years by man with different purposes such as protecting from environment, to get dressed or to substitute the skins they used to cover their bodies, and nowadays fabrics have many more uses such as manufacture of clothes, blankets, coverlets and many different articles to protect us, our home and even cars.

At the beginning fabrics were composed from natural materials, such as wool, and plants such as linen and cotton, and they were not dyed, as there were only a few countries that knew dying methods, such as China, but once the world started knowing more about tints, the variety of colors on fabrics increased.

“Fabrics have been evolving really fast; nowadays, there are many different type of fabrics that can be used to manufacture clothes, many persons are constantly looking for new alternatives to wear, and as manufacturers, we, at Grupo Denim, try to find those new options that customers are looking for”, said Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of this company.

The different type of fabrics can be classified by different criteria, for the type of material used to produce them, type of weave or their animal or vegetable origin:

  • Vegetable fabrics – These are known as the fabrics manufactured with threads that are product of vegetal fibers, such as linen, cotton, hemp or jute, among many other.
  • Animal fabrics – Are those fabrics manufactured with threads coming from animals, such as wool (from alpaca or lamb) and silk (produced by worm larvae) and some other type of furs that are interwoven to create fabrics.
  • Artificial fabrics – They are made with synthetic fibers, such as nylon, polyester, Lycra, among many others.

“Manufacturers are always seeking for different fabrics that offer more resistance, that can be easy to handle and above all, that are comfortable for the final consumer”, added Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal about this topic.

Embroidery trends

embroidery trends

Embroidery trends for apparel industry

Embroidery decorations are never out of fashion, we see jeans with embroideries on hip pockets, watch pockets, pick stitch along the out seam, etc…

All manufacturers in the apparel industry are always looking for new embroidery techniques, digitizing or even 3D embroidery. Here are the steps to follow when developing a new embroidery design:

  • PDF Artwork of the embroidery design
  • Digitize the design on the computer
  • Cut denim or any other fabric mock ups, a hip pocket for example.
  • Embroider the mock up in order to confirm the stitches are correctly set as per as the needed specifications.

Embroidery threads need to meet the embroidery machine capacities, tex 24 is the most common thread to be used in so many singular colors, multi colors, metallic, etc..

In the present, some of the brands are combining embroideries & heat transfers designs, the truth is that this trend is still present on each fashion seasons, more or less, but every jean has an embroiderer design on it.

Grupo Denim, as a leader manufacturing industry located in Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico, is always looking for new and more sophisticated embroidery machines in order to accomplish its customer’s needs that are showing an increase on their fashion jeans sales; therefore, more embroidery capacity is needed. “Even a 5 pocket jean takes an embroidery now, so embroidery is always on trend, Rock 47 by Wrangler is a brand that takes a lot of embroidery, so on every season we are seeing new designs, we are glad and proud to work with our partners’ designers by working as a one team only, and they have come with such a great ideas that makes every season so successful in sales, we start with a minimum order and our customers always come back to place an extra purchase order”, said Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim.

Fabrics made of good quality

fabrics made of good quality

Importance of having a fabric made of good quality

Quality is the base for all enterprises in charge of manufacturing textile production and it will depend of a great effort to get it, such as prevention and a constant control on all of the areas of an enterprise.

“We demand our vendors to provide fabrics of the best quality, as that will help us delivering the best manufactured garments to our customers”, said Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim.

In order to manufacture textiles of good quality, the companies need to make a careful selection of the best vendors of fibers and threads; they must guarantee deliveries of first quality materials.

The continuous and preventive maintenance to the machineries used to produce fabric is essential, as well as a quality control of raw materials.

All fabrics to be dyed have to meet the standards required by each customer, and in order to achieve this, they have to make solidity, shrinkage, weight among many other tests to each one of the fabrics produced, and process them for production after getting results for each test.

A fabric of good quality will mean an important saving of material, as it will allow the garment’s manufacturers to get exact cuts and avoid excessive waist.

Only those garments done with fabrics made of an excellent quality will lost longer and feel softer at the touch, manufacturers are aware of this and are constantly looking for vendors who are truly compromised with delivering a good product.

Grupo Denim has quality inspectors on each area, they are in charge to see closely each manufacturing process, inspect them and make sure they are meeting the right specifications on each step. Once the garments are finished, they are revalued once again with internal and external audits, to assure we are sending them in an excellent condition, with the best quality”, guaranteed Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal.

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