Cotton is a vegetable fibre produced from the plant of the same name. It is soft, smooth and light and is particularly suitable for being worn against the skin. It absorbs well, doesn't irritate the skin or cause allergies.
Silk is an animal fibre produced by silk worms. It has a unique sheen and easily absorbs the nuances from rich-coloured dyes. Silk thread is extremely elastic, giving the fabric its unusual strength. It is hypoallergenic, retains body heat and is cool even in hot weather. It absorbs moisture, and doesn't irritate the skin.
Wool is a warm animal fibre, which provides excellent insulation. Finer, wavy yarns provide greater insulation. Wool fibre is elastic and extremely resistant to wear.
Viscose is an artificial fibre produced from cellulose. It is silky soft to touch and provides the comfort that is typical of vegetable fibres. It is wear-resistant, absorbent and doesn't irritate skin.
Lyocell is an artificial fibre that is obtained from cellulose through a specific ecological process. It is soft and pleasant to the touch, breathable, durable and luminous.
Modal is an artificial fibre produced from cellulose. It is hard-wearing and soft and has an elegant sheen.
Micromodal has the same characteristics as modal, but has a finer weave making it breathable, soft and extremely elastic.
Polyamide (nylon) is a synthetic fibre used for tights and hosiery. It has an elevated resistance to tears and deformation. It is easy to maintain (washing), has an excellent dye-ability and wrinkle resistance.
Elastane (Lycra) is a synthetic fibre used to elasticize fabrics. Due to its high elasticity can be used in a pure form or mixed with inflexible fibres giving them elasticity. It is resistant to oxidising agents and contaminants.
Microfibre is obtained from synthetic fibres, generally a combination of polyamide and elastane. Microfibre is a highly technological fabric. Its tight but lightweight weave makes it extremely breathable and protective against the elements and cold weather.
Polyester is a synthetic fibre used to produce silky women’s clothing, lingerie and undergarments. It is an elastic fibre, resistant to light and has a high resistance to tearing.