The textiles industry is rapidly expanding and innovating. This is due in part to the production of fabric blends.
So, why are blends a crucial component of fashion, and how does this apply to Ventile?
Fabric blends are when two or more types of fibres are combined to make a new fabric with unique qualities. Generally, blends are produced to improve the performance, durability, quality or visual aspect of a fabric. A careful balance needs to be struck with the percentage of each fibre - too much or too little can ruin the overall fabric. Too high of a percentage of a fibre can make the fabric too saggy, while too little can result in the fabric feeling overly tight and restrictive. This is where the skill and measure in the blend comes to the fore.
Blended fabrics can offer a range of benefits. This can include creating new properties in a fabric, such as increased absorbency, reducing the cost of production of a fabric, by blending a more premium fibre with a less expensive fibre, and also improving the texture of a fabric, to produce a more desirable feel or appearance. These different benefits help to drive production of a range of different fabric blends, resulting in greater diversity in fabrics.
Here at Ventile, we have harnessed that principle and applied a sustainable edge to it, with the result being the production of high-quality, eco-friendly, and reliable fabric blends.
Ventile Eco Hemp
First to be added to our range, our award-winning Ventile Eco Hemp. By blending premium Hemp fibers with a superior extra-long-staple organic cotton, Ventile Eco Hemp offers unrivalled breathability and water resistance in our all-new fabric construction. With superior properties such as strength, durability, and breathability, combined with the natural origin of Ventile Eco Hemp, this fabric is the perfect fit for our renowned Eco range.
Ventile Eco Lyocell
The Ventile Eco Lyocell, a more recent instalment in our Eco range, is a lyocell and linen blended fabric. Produced of 70% lyocell and 30% linen fibres, Ventile Eco Lyocell is a sustainable, water-repellent fabric for designers. Made from the sustainable fibres of the Eucalyptus tree, it weighs in at 290g, making it highly adept for the production of both coats and accessories.
Ventile Eco Linen
Following on from this, we launched Ventile Eco Linen in response to widespread interest. Constructed by combining an organic cotton warp with a linen fibre weft, this process creates a fabric made of 60% organic cotton and 40% linen fibres. By blending durable linen fibres with a superior extra-long-staple organic cotton in a new fabric construction perfect for outerwear and accessories, Ventile Eco Linen provides designers with an increasingly ecological option, while offering fantastic breathability in a fabric weighing in at 232g/m2.
For more information on the full range of Ventile Eco fabrics, head over our fabric spec sheet: Fabric Specifications
The importance of blended fabrics for the textile industry is huge, resulting in production of a wide variety of fabrics through supreme innovation, creativity, and advancement. This has allowed the textile industry to blossom, creating diversity in the options available to clothing manufacturers. This, combined with the sustainability of chosen fibres and materials, will allow the industry to grow in a measured, responsible and eco-friendly manner. Here at Ventile we have placed ourselves at the forefront of this, as evidenced by our ever-growing Ventile Eco Range.