Cordura ® is a branded Invista fiber. Cordura ® nylon fabrics are known for their durability and abrasion resistance and perform well in rugged environments. Cordura ® is available in a variety of weights from light weight apparel fabrics to heavy weight backpack fabrics. Invista has introduced their new Cordura ® RE/COR ™ which is made with recycled nylon. End uses include outerwear, activewear, leisurewear, workwear, bags, and back packs.
Fabric Types at Brookwood
Duck is a heavy weight canvas weave made out of polyester. Widely used in bags and backpacks.
Ballistic fabric is traditionally a 2×2 basket weave made of 1050D nylon. Industrial strength yarn was originally developed for use in ballistic body armor, hence its name. Today there are many end uses for ballistic fabric such as luggage, back packs and covers for industrial end.
Organic cotton is grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment. Organic cotton can be produced worldwide. All organic cotton produced in the United States follow a strict set of guidelines including how the cotton is grown, ensuring the cotton is grown without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and synthetic fertilizers. In addition to these guidelines, federal regulations prohibit the use of genetically engineered seed for organic farming.
Recyling helps reduce our dependence on raw materials and helps eliminate waste that would be otherwise discarded. Polyester can be recycled from consumer waste such as plastic bottles or industrial processing waste. Nylon is typically recycled from industrial processing waste. Recycled fabrics can be woven or knit and come in a variety of weights and end uses. Recycled fabrics can be used in outerwear, athletic wear, technical apparel, workwear, uniforms, bags, and back packs.
Soft shell fabrics are versatile outerwear fabrics that are designed to be used all year round. They are soft and comfortable, water resistant, and breathable. They can be 2 layers or 3 layers. Typically made from a water repelled stretch face fabric with a fleece or brushed knit backing for thermal insulation. In the case of 3-layer fabrics a breathable water-resistant film is added in between the face fabric and the backing. Typical end uses are athletic wear, leisure wear, travel wear, and workwear.
Waterproof breathable fabrics provide protection from the elements. Films or coatings are applied to fabrics making them resistant to rain, snow and wind. Waterproof breathable fabrics prevent water and wind from penetrating through the fabric but allow water vapor to escape. Fabrics can be 2-layer using a water repellent face fabric with a film or coating on the back. A 3-layer, water repellent face fabric utilizes a film with a protective tricot/knit on the back. Face fabrics can be woven or knit, mostly nylon or poly but can be made with a variety of fiber blends. Typical end uses are outerwear, uniform, Military, Tactical, tents and anywhere you need protection from the weather.
Tencel ™ is a Lenzing branded fiber. Tencel ™ is made of wood pulp in a closed loop system which has a positive environmental impact. In addition to their eco-friendly, sustainable story, Tencel ™ fabrics have a beautiful hand, which are soft and gentle on the skin, also breathable and comfortable. Brookwood offers a large range of Tencel ™ blended fabrics for multiple end uses.
Fabrics are made in an environmentally responsible manner with an eye on performance, durability and sustainability.
Cotton/Polyester is a technique which weaves a fabric utilizing both polyester and natural cotton. Polyester gives the material its’ strength and durability while cotton gives a soft, gentle hand(feel). This product can be used in outerwear, swimwear, activewear and leisurewear.
Ultra-light weight fabrics can be made in very small deniers ranging from 15D – 40D. Fabrics can be made in nylon or polyester in a variety of constructions as well as ripstops for added reinforcement. These fabrics can be made with technical performance features such as water repellency, down proofness and water proof breathable. They can be used in outerwear, insulated jackets, sleeping bags, packable shelters and anywhere you need light weight and packable fabrics.
Cotton/Nylon is a technique which weaves a fabric utilizing both synthetic nylon and natural cotton. The nylon gives the material its’ strength and durability while cotton gives a soft, gentle hand(feel). This product can be used in outerwear, swimwear, activewear and leisurewear.
Quilted fabrics are typically two materials layered with a synthetic filling or down which when stitched together gives a billowy, puffed appearance. The outer layers of fabrics are generally nylon, polyester or cotton and are best suited for end uses such as outerwear, activewear, bags and accessories.
Cotton is a natural fiber made from cotton plants. Cotton is known to be a breathable, comfortable plant-based fiber. Cotton can be combined with synthetic fibers of nylon or poly to give the fabric more durability and technical features. End use includes outerwear, apparel, and uniform.
Combining natural fibers such as cotton, wool or silk with synthetic fibers such as nylon or Polyester.
Fabric construction is made of continuous yarns that interconnect in loops. There are many types of knit fabrications such as jersey, rib, interlock, pique, Fleece, Terry, Tricot, and mesh. Knits are used in a variety of apparel and industrial products from swimwear and activewear to medical products.
Wool is one of the oldest fibers in the world. Wool is a natural fiber that comes from a variety of animals, typically sheep. Wool is breathable and has thermal regulating properties. Well regarded and used in sweaters, outerwear, pants, skirts and scarves just to name a few.
Satin is made by floating several yarns across the surface of the fabric giving the fabric its’ characteristic smooth and lustrous appearance. Our satin fabric can be used to make flight jackets, outerwear, soccer shorts, bags, handbags or anywhere you need some shine.
Woven Taslan is made of textured yarns. Nylon or polyester yarns are textured giving the fabrics a cotton like feel and appearance. Typical end uses are outerwear and apparel, uniform and anywhere you need the technical features of a nylon or poly fiber combined with the look/feel of a cotton like fabric.
Nylon and polyester filament yarns can be texturized by a variety of methods to impart different characteristics to the yarns.
Taffeta is a lightweight woven fabric made of filament yarn with a plain smooth appearance and hand(feel) This fabric can be made in nylon or polyester or a blend of the two which can also be made to be down proof. Taffeta has popular uses for outerwear, sleeping bags, linings, quilting and medical products.
Stretch nylon fabrics are typically made with a small percentage of elastic fibers such as spandex or with mechanical stretch yarns that impart a level of stretch and recovery to the fabrics. Fabrics can have 2- way stretch or 4-way stretch. Fabrics with 2-way stretch, stretch in one direction and fabrics with 4-way stretch, stretch in both directions. Fabrics are woven or knit and can be made of nylon or nylon blends. Stretch fabrics are used in apparel, athletic wear, activewear and leisurewear, workwear and uniforms and anywhere you would like to add an extra level of comfort.
Nylon is the first synthetic fiber manufactured in the United States. Nylon is a fiber made of polymers known as polyamides. Nylon is strong and durable with good abrasion resistance making it ideal for many technical end uses. Nylon fabrics can be dyed and printed in a wide variety of technical finishes. It can be woven in lighter weights for swimwear, activewear, technical apparel (shirts, shorts, pants) and heavier weights for outerwear, luggage and backpacks. It is also used for tents, sleeping bags and medical products.
Nylon ripstop is a special weave that gives the fabric improved resistance to tearing. The fabric is characterized with its’ small box check appearance. This fabric was initially used for parachutes but now is used in an array of products. It is ideal for outerwear, tactical gear, workwear, uniforms, sleeping bags and tents.
Polyester is a strong, synthetic fiber with quick dry and wrinkle resistant properties. It is one of the most widely used fibers in the world. It is a fabric that is easy to print. Polyester has a multitude of end uses in swimwear, activewear, apparel, bags and backpacks.
Mesh is typically known as a knit fabric characterized by openings in the fabric giving the fabric a net like appearance. Mesh can be made from nylon or polyester in a variety of weights and hand(feel). Brookwood produces woven mesh fabrics which are used in bags, activewear, hats, linings, trims and pocketing.
Stretch Polyester fabrics are typically made with a small percentage of elastic fibers such as spandex or with mechanical stretch yarns that impart a level of stretch and recovery to the fabrics. Fabrics can have 2-way stretch or 4-way stretch. Fabrics with 2-way stretch, stretch in one direction and fabrics with 4-way stretch, stretch in both directions. Fabrics are woven or knit and can be made of polyester or polyester blends. Stretch fabrics are used in apparel, athletic wear, activewear and leisurewear, workwear and uniforms and anywhere you would like to add an extra level of comfort.