Highlight the specific properties or qualities of fabrics
The Première Vision Performance Codes were created to highlight the specific properties or qualities of fabrics created by weaver – exhibitors, whether these qualities are visible or not. These codes are available in the Fashion Areas.
organic * : a fabric with a majority of certified-organic natural fibres (cotton, wool, silk, linen).
water-repellent : Finishing process which enables a fabric to resist penetration by water in its liquid form, by oil or dirt. Liquids run off the fabrics without penatrating it.
recycled * : a fabric with a majority of recycled fibres, either natural or synthetic (principally cotton, wool, linen, polyester, polyamide or silk).
water-proof : Property of a fabric which stops water going through.
eco-friendly finishing * : dyes and treatments respecting the strictest international standards (regarding laundering, the absence of heavy metals, water conservation, pollution-reduction).
breathable-waterproof : Property of a fabric which stops liquid water going through but allows perspiration to exit.
garment washable * : a textile designed to stand up to garment washings and wash-out treatments.
breathing : Property of a fabric that consists of wicking humidity from the body to the exterior thanks to fibres properties and/or properties inherent in its structure. A dry micro-climate can thus be maintained between skin and clothing.
responsible production : Fabric whose manufacturing is environmentally responsible, and/or integrates fair trade principles and respect for human labour.
double-face : Cloth presenting two different sides ; each with its specific function.
wind-proof : Property of a fabric that consists of blocking wind, through a weave, impregnation or membrane.
climatic : Property of a fabric that controls the temperature of the fibre in order to protect the body from exterior climatic conditions- be they hot or cold.
chlorine resistant : Property of a fabric to resist chlorine products, either in the course of its production cycle or during use, thanks to the employment of speciﬁc ﬁbres or dyes (resistance to pool water and to chlorine-water stains, control of the level of bleaching).
thermal : Property of a cloth which regulates the temperature of a fibre in order to retain a dry and warm micro-climate between skin and garment in order to avoid body chill.
naturally stretch : A fabric that stretches in the warp and/or the weft, which regains its initial dimensions after stretching. Property obtained without the use of elastane, by a mechanical retraction of the yarn, or by chemically treating the fabric.
stain-resistance : Finishing treatment intended to prevent dirt from attaching to fibres.
mono-stretch : A fabric that stretches in the warp or the weft, and which regains its initial dimensions after stretching. This property is obtained through the use of elastane, textured yarns or yarns of an elastic nature.
anti-UV : Function added to a fabic via a special treatment of the fibre and blocking the UV rays that are dangerous to the skin with a protection factor of over 30.
bi-stretch : A fabric that stretches in the warp and the weft, and which regains its initial dimensions after stretching. This property is obtained through the use of elastane, textured yarns or yarns of an elastic nature.
anti-bacterial : Chemical process applied to a cloth to stop the development of bacteria caused by perspiration.
easy-care : Property of a fabric aimed at easing its domestic use.
high-resistance : Property of a fabric to resist tearing and/or abrasion, through the use of high tenacity fibres.
fast drying fabric : Property of a fabric permitting quick drying thanks to the specificity of its fibres and/or its structure, and/or a hydrophobic treatment.
reflecting : Property of a cloth that reflects the light. This term includes fluorescents, phosphorescents and retroreflexive.
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