Apparel Asia Pty Ltd

Our Products

 

Phone: 61 2 9837 3341

Fax: 61 2 98373341

E-mail: tania@apparel-asia.com

 

 

We normally import knitwear of

100% cotton,

80%cotton 20%nylon,

100% acrylic,

acrylic/wool,

melange,

acrylic cashmere-like,

acrylic mohair-like and

50% acrylic 50%cotton blended yarn,

 

in 1.5gg, 3gg, 5gg, 7gg and 12gg with very exciting and various sophisticated stitches using different types of yarn.

 

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Like most things, yarns can have many different characteristics. This is an overview of the different types of yarns that our supplier use to make sweaters, and other knitwear.

 

Solid or Clear Colour: Yarn is 1 color.

Pre-twist Marl Color: A 2 ply yarn with each ply a different color. Each ply is dyed a color, then twisted to form a 2 ply yarn. The 2 colors from a distinguished pattern.

Heather or Mélange Color: Different colours of fibres (usually at least 4 colors) spun together 1 for 1 end. This differs from a pre-twist marl in that the colors do not appear in a distinguished pattern. The heather or mélange has an irregular color pattern.



Single Dye Color: The yarn must be a blend like cotton / acrylic or cotton / nylon. The cotton and the acrylic ends are twisted together to form a 2 ply. The yarn is dyed using 1 process to either dye the cotton or the acrylic. If the cotton is dyed a color, the acrylic will be the natural white color of the fibre.

Union Dye: The yarn must be a blend with each fibre using the same dye process and chemicals like polyester / rayon. The polyester and rayon ends are twisted together to form a 2 ply. The yarn is dyed using 1 process, but each fibre will take the color differently.

Boucle Yarn: This is a blended yarn like cotton / nylon. The cotton is spun and the nylon thread is wrapped around the cotton end. The nylon becomes tight around the cotton, and the cotton puffs out in between the nylon wraps.

Crepe Yarn: Yarn that has a high twist that creates a crinkle texture.

Core Spun Yarn: A blended yarn usually with lycra or elastic. The basic fibre like cotton surrounds the lycra or elastic.

Chenille Yarn: A corduroy yarn. Looks like a pipe cleaner.

Double Dye Color: The yarn must be a blend like cotton / acrylic or cotton / nylon. The cotton and the acrylic ends are twisted together to form a 2 ply. The yarn is dyed using 1 process and chemicals for the cotton, and a different one for the acrylic. As a result, the cotton can be dyed 1 color, and the acrylic a different color although the colors will bleed a little. The colors won't be as clear as a pre-twist marl.