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What are your clothes made of?

In our textile guide below, we have listed an informative description of the various materials and qualities from which our products are made in order to give you an optimal overview from A-Z. This gives you an excellent guide for all of your purchase decisions at cheap-work-clothing.de. Rest assured: quality is always our top priority.

acrylic, also called polyacrylic or polychloride, is light and soft. It can withstand sunlight as well as most chemicals. The resistance is not quite as high as that of nylon or polyester. It is not dimensionally stable when washed. There are many trade names for acrylic, including: Orlon, Courtelle and Dralon. Acrylic products are very sensitive to heat and can lose their shape if washed, dried or ironed at high temperatures. Knitted products with yarn made from frizzy acrylic fibers are voluminous, store a lot of air and therefore have a high insulation capacity.

Aramid is a heat-resistant, strong synthetic fiber used in flame-retardant workwear. You can also find them in bulletproof vests.

Armortex® is a DuPont ™ Kevlar® fiber. It gives textiles strength and flexibility. Although it's lightweight, it's incredibly strong and durable. Armortex® makes clothing and shoes safe and cut-resistant.

bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the world. It is resilient and does not require any pesticides in production. Bamboo can grow in most places and releases large amounts of oxygen. At the same time, bamboo absorbs five times as many greenhouse gases from the atmosphere as trees. Therefore, from a biological point of view, it makes sense to use bamboo in connection with fiber production. Bamboo is extremely versatile and can be processed into many different articles such as T-shirts, underwear and stockings. Bamboo is light, soft and breathable and also has a silky sheen. Natural antibacterial elements in the bamboo fibers ensure that they are bacteria-free - even after many washes. Bamboo regulates body temperature - keeps you warm in winter and cool in summer. It absorbs moisture and allows it to evaporate.

Bionic Finish® Eco gives textiles a permanent water-repellent finish. It is an ecological technology that is completely flour-free. Bionic Finish® Eco is used in water-repellent outdoor clothing, hunting clothing and overalls.

cotton is harvested directly from the cotton plant and is the most widely used raw material for textiles. It is breathable, moisture-absorbing and particularly comfortable to wear. Combed cotton is a quality product that is really soft and particularly strong. The fibers are specially treated before they are spun into yarn.

Canvas is a strong plain weave fabric made of cotton or linen, which is mostly used for bags, shoes, jackets, sails and much more. Canvas is durable and breathable.

COOLMAX® is a soft, light and breathable polyester fiber that wicks moisture away from the body and dries quickly. This offers optimal comfort, as the material offers a natural feeling of well-being. Clothing regulates the body's natural temperature regardless of whether you feel cold or warm. The COOLMAX® function is retained during washing.

CORDURA® is a very durable, hard-wearing material, the most important component of which is nylon. Cordura is 10 times stronger than cotton and 3 times stronger than ordinary polyester fibers. It is often used as a reinforcement in work clothing where it comes into contact with hands, tools or the ground. Workwear with CORDURA® is characterized by its long durability.

denim - also known as denim, is a strong, twill-woven fabric made of cotton or a cotton-polyester blend (twill weave is a type of weave of woven fabrics that forms a sloping 'rib pattern' on the fabric). Typical clothing: denim pants, denim shorts, denim shirts and much more.

down - the properties of down are particularly suitable when it comes to keeping warm. Down has an unmatched warmth / weight ratio. There is no other insulation material that weighs as little as down, is just as compressible and keeps warmth as long. In short, down fill and weigh less than other materials that offer just as much warmth.
Down is breathable and is therefore more comfortable to wear than synthetic insulation materials, for example. Many can certainly confirm the difference in comfort between down comforters and synthetic fiber duvets.
The same difference can be found in jackets made of down lining and synthetic lining. Down retains its good properties for many years if it is properly cared for. With the right care, the best and highest quality down can maintain almost the same insulating effect for up to 40-50 years!

Dyneema® is an extremely strong but at the same time light fiber. It is used in work clothes where the garment is most exposed to stress. It also keeps the colors very well because they are integrated directly into the fiber.

Spandex is elastic like rubber, but stronger; at the same time it is resistant to sunlight. Elastane is used for swimwear, sportswear and much more because it offers a pleasant elasticity. Spandex is a type of fiber with unusually good and long-lasting elastic properties that surpass the best rubber thread.

Elastomultiester is a polyester fiber that is incorporated into denim to give it a comfortable stretch; it also ensures that the fabric finds its way back to its original fit.

Imitation fur is a plastic that resembles fur and is easy to wash. It's soft and insulating. It is used in work jackets, vests, hunting jackets and hats. It is also often worn as an insulating intermediate jacket. Fleece is a knitted fabric. During the binding process, plush loops are formed, which are then cut open and roughened. Fleece is mainly used for warming functional clothing such as jackets, pants, hats, gloves, but also blankets. In the past, fleece was mainly made of polyester, today many material compositions are used.

Fuseknit-Technology is a type of production that makes it possible to make products with fewer seams. The ideal technology for most products used in sports.

Gore-Tex® is a membrane that is wind and waterproof, which means that the water vapor is transported away from the body. This is a membrane with tiny holes 20,000 times smaller than water droplets. The holes are just as small that water and wind cannot get through them, but they are exactly the size required to draw the steam away from the body. We carry waterproof Gore-Tex® shoes, boots, jackets and trousers, among other things.

linen is a fiber from the stem of the flax plant. The production of linen is very cumbersome, so linen products can cost more. In connection with clothing, linen is mostly used in mixed forms with other fibers because, among other things, it has moisture-absorbing properties. Linen is also called 'linen' or 'flax' and is grown both for using the seeds for oil and for using the stalk to spin linen. Linen is highly absorbent and tear-resistant, making it the ideal choice for comfortable shirts and dresses in summer.

Lining fabric is really soft and warmer than normal cotton. It feels like sweatshirt fabric, but has a roughened, soft back. Lining is sweat-absorbent and keeps the heat well. It is used for sweatshirts and sportswear, as good freedom of movement is guaranteed.

Kevlar is a really sturdy material made from synthetic fibers, five times stronger than steel. Although it is a plastic material, it cannot melt. That makes it very resistant to chemicals. Kevlar is used in welding gloves, safety shoes and safety boots because it is very heat-resistant. There are also work trousers to reinforce the knees or in bulletproof vests and helmets.

KneeGuard ™ is a positioning system that is used for knee cushions and knee pockets in work trousers. It stays in place and thus optimally protects the knees.

Synthetic fibers are industrially produced fibers that can be divided into two types: regenerative fibers and synthetic fibers. Synthetic fibers are also called chemical fibers. Regenerated fibers are usually produced on the basis of cellulose, which comes from 'cotton waste' or wood. Synthetic fibers are made from oil products that are chemically transformed into plastics, just like plastic. The properties of regenerated fibers roughly correspond to those of cotton. They can absorb large amounts of moisture and are very comfortable to wear at both high and low temperatures.
Dirt sticks to surfaces due to the smooth surface and processing shape of fibers. Man-made fibers and synthetic fibers are stable both when wet and when dry. They hardly crease at all and seldom absorb moisture, which means they dry faster after use or washing. Common trade names are: Acryl, Acrilon, An-Tron, Bri-Nylon, Courtelle, Dorlastan, Dacron, Diolen, Dralon, Elastan, Herculon, Lycra, Nylon, Orlon, Polypropylene, Polyamide, Polyester, Perlon, Rilsan, Terylene, Tetoron, Vyrene and much more
Clothing made from loosely spun threads with smooth fiber ends ensure viscosity, but also ensure that the surfaces do not peel. Synthetic fibers are used for all conceivable purposes from work clothes, sportswear to T-shirts, as underwear and much more.

Lifa® is a polyester fiber that causes moisture to be transported away from the skin to the surface of the fabric. It is therefore used as the innermost layer, as in sweat-wicking thermal underwear and ski underwear. It keeps you warm, dry and is very comfortable to wear. The material is often used at Helly Hansen Workwear. It cannot be printed on.

Lycra® is a brand name for elastane. LYCRA® is used for many fabrics to make them more stretchy. LYCRA® gives the products increased flexibility and helps the products to return to their original shape after they have been stretched. Lycra Dupont® is a registered trademark for Lycra.

Lyocell is reproduced cellulose, like modal and viscose, but it is stronger and usually a little more expensive. It is soft and can absorb moisture well. The surface can, however, wear out more easily and the coloring can be less durable. Therefore, it is often made with a slightly rougher surface.

leather is animal skin, which is available in different qualities:

  • Grained leather is of the highest quality and the outermost layer of skin of the animal
  • Split leather is the inner layer of skin that is split in different thicknesses. It has the same durability as the outermost leather layer. Split leather is rough on both sides. It is used e.g. for work gloves and shoes
  • Bound leather is the lowest quality. These are the remnants that remain after leather has been processed and are later glued together. The end product has a different structure and is therefore not quite as durable.
  • Aniline leather has a natural surface with structure. It is a very soft leather that is sensitive to light and has an absorbent effect. Only five percent of the hides can be used as aninline leather. That makes it exclusive.
  • Semianiline is full-grain leather with a surface finish that makes the structure of the leather easily visible. This makes it easy to care for and resistant to stains, dirt and moisture. 10-15% can be used as semi-aniline.
  • Through-dyed leather is surface treated, it can also be printed. It has a smooth surface, can be water-repellent and lightfast, it is strong and easy to maintain. 80% can be used as dyed leather.
  • Suede is the back of the leather. It is very rough with a smooth back and is soft, strong, absorbent and sensitive to light.
  • Nubuck is the grain side of the leather that is sanded after tanning and dyeing. It resembles suede.

Merino wool is made from the wool of the merino sheep. The wool is exceptionally fine, silky, soft - and expensive.

Microfiber are synthetic fibers that are smaller than 1 denier. The most common types are made from polyester and polyamide and are called nylon, kevlar, nomex and trogamid. Microfibers are used in the manufacture of non-woven, woven and knitted textiles and are used for clothing, furniture, industrial filters and, for example, cleaning sponges.

Modal is part of the viscose family and has largely the same properties as viscose. It's stronger though. The color can sometimes appear dull and it is not as durable.

Neoprene is a material made of synthetic rubber and filled with air bubbles. Neoprene is a very flexible material. The air bubbles contribute to its good insulation properties. Neoprene is used for sweaters, jackets, diving suits and much more.

nylon or polyamide outperforms all other fiber materials in terms of both tear resistance and resistance. Nylon is sensitive to light and yellows and softens in sunlight. Nylon or polyamide is a synthetic product that is suitable for many uses; probably especially because it doesn't wrinkle. It is used, among other things, to reinforce sports clothing. There are also types of nylon that are resistant to the effects of sunlight. With nylon or polyamide, press pleats and pleats retain their shape even after washing. Nylon is known as crepe yarn, which is used in stockings, underwear, and other stretch products.

Oeko-tex® Standard 100 is tested for harmful substances. It is an international standard with strict requirements for the product. All parts of the product have been tested and are therefore certified.

Oxford is a soft and stable piece of goods. This is woven in a Panama weave with two parallel warp threads together with a soft weft thread - which gives the warp threads more stability. When it is interwoven with dyed warp threads and a white weft thread, the fabric is known as Oxford Chambray, and the result is a piece of fabric with structure.

Polartec® is an advanced form of textile based on recyclable materials. It keeps you warm, is light and soft. The moisture is kept away from the body. This ensures quick drying. It is the vegan alternative to wool products. Outdoor jackets and fleece jackets can be used for both work and leisure.

polyester is a synthetic fiber found widely in clothing - only surpassed by cotton. The fiber is used alone or in conjunction with other fibers. Polyester is stable, it does not crease, neither when it is used with other fibers nor alone. Synthetic fibers like polyester are man-made fibers. They are made from crude oil and natural gas. The most common synthetic fibers are polyamide, polyester, acrylic, and elastane. Polyester fibers are the most widely used and have high tensile strength, low liquid absorption and minimal shrinkage. Polyester can be produced with different surfaces, shapes and properties. It can be washed at the same high temperatures as cotton, but the colors in the fabric must be taken into account.

Polypropylene is lighter than other textile fibers. Stable and elastic, withstands most chemicals, but is sensitive to light and heat. Moisture is absorbed and transported to the outermost layers without the polypropylene fibers getting wet. Used for sports underwear, among other things.

Poplin is a densely woven fabric with twice as many longitudinal threads as cross threads in the fabric. Poplin is made of cotton or cotton and polyester. It is used for both shirts and polo shirts.

Primaloft® is a super light material made from synthetic microfiber. Air pockets provide a very high level of insulation. It is water-repellent and breathable and keeps you warm and dry even in extreme weather conditions. It doesn't take up much space and is ideal for on the go.

Prolen Siltex is a yarn that inhibits the growth of bacteria and mold. It reduces odors and is used, for example, for stockings.

PU is also called polyurethane.It is a synthetic material made from fibers and a rubber coating. Therefore it is used to make rubber boots, waders, rainwear and gloves.

PVC or polyvinyl chloride is also called vinyl. It is a rubber-coated plastic material that is less sensitive to heat than other synthetic fibers. PVC can be used in many different contexts and is the most widely used. It can be hard and stiff, but it can also be made soft by plasticizers. It is used a lot in rainwear, rubber boots and protective gloves.

Polyacrylic comes from acrylic, a synthetic fiber. Acrylic isn't nearly as tough as polyester, but it's light, bulky, and more heat-insulating.
Ripstop is a special type of weave that ensures that a hole cannot tear any further. The ripstop weave prevents further damage to the fabric as a tear quickly gets to a point where a reinforced, woven border runs and therefore cannot tear any further.

Scuba is a material that is similar to neoprene. It is very elastic and soft and therefore suitable for dresses, blouses, sweaters, skirts and trousers.

silk is a natural fiber from the cocoon of the silkworm. The scarcity of silk makes them very exclusive. In contrast to wool and cotton, it has a very long thread for spinning. A cocoon can have a thread that is up to 1,600 meters long. The silk fiber is smooth and therefore very soft. It can absorb moisture up to 30% of its own weight without feeling damp. She doesn't like direct sunlight. Silk must be washed gently. Use washing powder without enzymes to avoid damaging the product.

Siltex is a material that is highly antibacterial. In combination with cotton, it has a particularly temperature-regulating effect. Siltex is breathable and sweat-wicking.
Skinlife is antibacterial and therefore particularly suitable when using products such as socks.

Slub Yarn is yarn of irregular thickness that has a special effect when it is knitted into jersey fabric by the meter. It is used for knitted sweaters and others.

Softshell is a polyester material that is wind resistant and can also repel some rain. It is neither waterproof nor windproof, so the skin can breathe and sweat away during physical activity. By applying a membrane to the back of the softshell material, you can make it windproof, waterproof and breathable. It is flexible and gives great freedom of movement. A softshell jacket is an ideal transition jacket for spring and autumn.

Spandex is another name for elastane. Spandex is a polyurethane fiber with the property that it is very elastic. It is often used in materials for underwear, swimsuits, and socks. In Europe the fibers are known as "elastane" and in North America as "spandex". In the rest of the world, trade names such as Lycra, Elaspan and Dorlastan are used.
Synthetic fibers such as polyamides, acrylic, modacrylic, polyester, chlorine fiber, polypropylene and elastane are made from crude oil or natural gas.
TENCEL® The raw material from TENCEL® is Lyocell, which consists of 100% cellulose. TENCEL® is a fiber that comes from nature but is artificially produced. It is especially the eucalyptus tree that forms the basis for the fiber production of TENCEL®.

Thinsulate® is thin and insulate. It has the best insulating properties, feels light and gives good freedom of movement. It consists of thin synthetic fibers that ensure that body heat can be optimally retained and at the same time they are moisture-transporting. There are Thinsulate® gloves, hats, work boots, work jackets and winter jackets.

Twill is a type of weave that creates diagonal patterns in the yard goods. The yard goods woven in this way are generally softer and less wrinkled. Denim is often woven like this; one thread is colored and the other white.

T400® is an elastic fiber that has the wonderful property that it pulls the fabric back into its original shape. Clothing with T400® offers a high level of comfort and is particularly elastic - without having to add elastic fibers. In addition, T400® is very moisture-wicking and easily retains its fit.

Wool mostly comes from sheep and has fine, thin fibers. Here are the different types of wool:

  • Merino wool is very soft.
  • Coarser wool like Crossbred is cheaper than merino wool and has a higher resistance and ensures that it is more robust when used and washed.
  • Alpaca wool from alpaca is soft and shiny.
  • Pashmina is another expression for cashmere wool and has particularly fine, thin and soft fibers from the underside of the cashmere goat.
  • Angora wool from Angora rabbits is a fine and soft yarn, just like camel's wool.
  • Shetland wool is fine and soft.
  • Lambswool or lambswool is usually soft.

Wool is very suitable for clothing such as wool shirts, wool underwear, and wool stockings. Typical properties are temperature regulation and moisture absorption. It is also dirt-repellent. Sometimes it is enough to ventilate woolen clothes outside instead of washing them. Wool burns slowly. If this is combined with plastics, it has great properties such as good thermal insulation, washability and resistance.

Vibram® is a brand that produces soles for shoes that have to be very stable. Originally they were used for shoes that were used for climbing in the mountains. Vibram® is constantly developing new rubber compositions and innovative solutions so that high stability is achieved in running shoes and work shoes.

viscose, also called rayon, is a regenerated fiber * made from decomposed and chemically treated wood. Viscose is called a synthetic fiber even though it is based on a natural material. It was originally made in an attempt to make silk cheaper and more accessible. The raw materials are quite cheap and mostly come from fir, eucalyptus or bamboo trees or cotton plants.
Viscose can be smooth and made from infinitely long fibers that resemble silk, or from matte short fibers that resemble cotton and wool.

* The regenerated fibers include viscose and rayon and are made from cellulose derived from trees. Using chemicals, the cellulose is converted into a viscose paste that is regenerated or rebuilt into fibers. The regenerated fibers category includes viscose, modal, rayon, cupro, lyocell and many more. The acetate and triacetate cellulose fibers include Avril, Arnel, Bemberg, Cupro, Cupresa, Dicel, Lyocell, Modal, Polynosic, Rayon, Rhodia, Saille, Swelan, Triacetate, Tricel and Tencel. Of these regenerated fibers, viscose is the most common.

37,5® is a technology used in the production of work clothes. It ensures that the body always maintains the most comfortable temperature. The technology improves the body's natural cooling mechanism, which produces sweat to lower its temperature. The technology draws sweat away from the microclimate of your clothing.

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