Known variety of names such as Aerocool®, Wet no Sweat®, Ezylin®, Comfortcool®, KoolDri®, BizCool®, UltraCool®, Cool-Breathe® they are Polyester blend fabrics created using advanced fibre technology that is yarn-wicked to keep you cool as they actively draw sweat away from the skin.
Fabrics using this fibre technology are found in printed polyester, plain shirting fabrics and knitted t-shirt garments.
UPF - What does it mean?
Too much direct sunlight or Ultraviolet radiation (UV) can cause sunburn and over time may result in health problems such as skin cancer or cataracts. Clothing with an Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) rating of 40 -50+ reduces this risk.
Regardless of the UPF, you should always wear a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen when in direct sunlight for any time.
Cotton and Polyester/Cotton
Cotton is a natural fibre that is versatile and desirable due to its the positive attributes; comfort, fashionability and easy-care. Cotton fibre can be knitted into many different fabrics such as jersey, interlock, and pique that can be used in the garment production. It can also be woven and may be blended with Polyester for crisper finishes. These woven fabrics are used in blouses and shirts. Most cotton rich fabrics can be laundered at home and require minimal ironing.
Mechanical Stretch Fabrics
These are generally Polyester Viscose blend fabrics which may also have a percentage of Spandex. The fabric has been woven not knitted and will provide a 5-10% stretch if needed. They are used in Women's Jackets, Pants and skirts for extra comfort. These garments should be hand washed or dry-cleaned. Check the label before laundering.
Polyester Viscose fabrics are woven and come in a variety of weights as they can be used for dresses, and also for jackets, trousers and coats. Check labels before laundering.
All HiVis garments must be manufactured to comply with the Australian Safety Standard AS/NZ1906.4:1997/Class F for daytime use and AS/NZS 4602:1999/Class 'D/N' t for day/night wear.
School Uniform Check & Stripe Fabrics
The Uniform Company can source all standard School Check & Stripe fabrics, or if required we can have a design specially manufacturer for your school. These fabrics are available in 3 weights, Polyester Cotton - suitable for Shirts, Blouses and Dresses, Polyester Viscose Square Weave - suitable for Shirts, Blouses, Dresses and Skirts, plus a Polyester Viscose Serge Weave, a heavier weight fabric most suited to Winter Skirts, Blazers & Trousers.
To view the range of the Stock Line School Stripe & Check Polyester Cotton fabrics CLICK HERE
To view the range of Stock Line School Stripe & Check Polyester Viscose Square Weave fabrics CLICK HERE
To view the range of Winter Weight Polyester Viscose Serge Fabrics. CLICK HERE
School Uniform Plain Coloured Shirt & Blouse Fabrics
Most Plain Coloured School Shirts & Blouses are made from a 65% Polyester 35% Cotton blend fabric, this is available in 2 main weights, a 186 thread count and a 208 thread count fabric, naturally the 208 thread count has a denser weave and will last longer and is less see-through. The Uniform Company will always use this 208 thread count fabric unless a particular colour is unavailable in this quality, many other suppliers will substitute for the lesser quality, however we recommend against this. There is a large range of standard colours available in this fabric, plus special colours can be dyed to order should your requirements warrant this.
To view the range of the Stock Line 208 thread Shirting fabrics CLICK HERE
Although this might be the main fabric used in Shirts & Blouses there are many other quality fabrics we offer, from End-on-End fabrics with a cross weave, Dobby Weave fabrics with a raised design in the fabric and Pique Mini Cord with a raised rib look to the fabric to mention a few. Talk to us if you are looking for something different & unique, our Team has many years in the industry and can assist you in choosing the right fabric quality for your requirements.
Nothing makes you as unique as uniforms in your own custom design fabric. Specialty fabrics can be as simple as a custom Polyester/Cotton stripe for shirts or as complex as a printed Polyester or Polyester/Cotton shirt fabric or specially dyed Polyester/Viscose skirt and trouser fabric.
Add this service to our already outstanding garment design, and you'll have people talking about your new uniforms for a long time to come.
We can even provide fabric storage should you not use all the quantity at once. We also have contacts with all the major Australian fabric suppliers and can usually match most existing fabrics in use.Call us to discuss your requirements.