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  • Shirting fabric weaves: discover the herringbone, dobby and oxford

    In last week’s news item we have described four plain woven shirting fabric types which you can find in our collection. In this article we take a closer look at some other weave types you can find in the Tootal fabrics (holland) b.v. collection: herringbone, dobby and oxford.    Herringbone woven shirting fabric The herringbone fabric, also called ‘broken twill weave’, has a woven-in construction. It is a combination of twill with a v-weave pattern. Visually, the fabric resembles the skeleton of a fish. We are pleased to promise you, that the Tootal fabrics herringbone fabric itself will smell and look way more attractive!  ....

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  • Read all about these 4 plain-woven fabrics

        Did you notice Tootal fabrics (holland) b.v. mentions various weave types to differentiate woven fabrics? Have you ever wondered what those types do mean? In this article we take a closer look at the weave types: plain, chambray, panama and fil-à-fil. First we explain the weaving method of fabrics in general, followed by some facts about each weave type.   Woven fabrics Let’s start with the weaving method! Weaving is a method of textile production to form a fabric. It involves using a loom to interlace two sets of yarns at right angles to each other: the warp....

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  • Blouses or shirts?

    Blouses or shirts? Is there any difference between a blouse and a shirt? Well, yes! Blouses are used by women and shirts by men. That distinction first arose in the 13th and 14th century. During those days women were dressed by chamber maids. Since the maids buttoned the blouses, it was easier for them to have the buttons on the left-hand front side. The gentlemen, however, much preferred to button their shirts themselves with their right hand. Consequently, the buttons are placed differently. A blouse has its button on the right-hand front side, whereas a shirt has its button on....

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