Glossaire

A

Anti-pilling

Anti-pilling

A finish that prevents fibres from separating and forming pills on the surface of a fabric. Used on fleeces to make them more resistant to washing.

Antibacterial

Antibacterial

Antibacterial properties to reduce unpleasant odours and bacteria.

B

Backing

Backing

The application of a plastic film (PVC, Polyurethane [PU], acrylic, etc.) on the surface of the fabric to make it more waterproof.

Best-seller

Best-seller

Best Sellers

Breathable

Breathable

Breathable garment or fabric. The permeability indicated corresponds to the water vapour in grams that can evaporate from a surface of one square metre in 24 hours. The higher this figure, the more breathable the fabric.

Breathable membrane

Breathable membrane

A film that make fabric waterproof while allowing water vapour (perspiration) to pass through. Examples: Goretex®, Thinsulate®, etc.

C

Chambray

Chambray

A light canvas in which the warp is a coloured yarn (often indigo) and the weft is white, often used to make shirts.

Combed cotton

Combed cotton

A type of cotton in which the fibres have been mechanically combed to lengthen them, make the fabric softer and purer, and to guarantee consistent quality. The material obtained is particularly flexible and pleasant to wear.

COOLMAX®

COOLMAX®

Ultra-breathable and very light fabric, ideal for all types of training. This technology identifies areas of heat and perspiration, providing optimum temperature and perspiration regulation through air circulation.

Coolplus®

Coolplus®

Ideal for athletes! The fibre is cut in a special way to offer excellent breathability and the rapid evaporation of surface moisture. The garment does not stick to the skin, thus allowing longer exertion.

CORDURA®

CORDURA®

Polyamide that is ultra-resistant to abrasion.

Cotton jersey

Cotton jersey

Known for its comfort, this is a light and flexible knitted cotton with distinct faces.

D

Double retors

Double retors

Weave featuring two very fine threads twisted together to form a sturdier, smoother and more hard-wearing thread (80x2). Softer, better maintains its shape and more resistant.

E

Easy-iron

Easy-iron

Easy-iron products. To retain the properties obtained by the direct treatment of the fabric, garments should not be washed or ironed at high temperatures.

Ecoresponsable

Ecoresponsable

Eco-friendly, organic or recycled product.

Elastane / Spandex (USA)

Elastane / Spandex (USA)

A generic term for yarns with superior elasticity and resistance to stretching. They allow clothing to better follow the movements of the body and maintain their original form and size for longer. Contributing to better freedom of movement, they are also hard-wearing, comfortable and crease resistant.

Enzyme wash

Enzyme wash

Enzyme washing is a special bio-polishing treatment to make the fabrics clean, smooth, without imperfections giving a soft touch and a perfect printing finish.

F

Fair Trade

Fair Trade

Fair Trade

Flexfit

Flexfit

Flexfit® Technology; elasticated inner comfort band.

French terry

French terry

Fleece sweatshirt not brushed. Loop appearance on the inside and smooth outer surface. Light and fluid fit for a current look.

G

GOTS

GOTS

Global Organic Textile Standard label, the strictest certification for textiles made from organic fibres. GOTS tracks the entire chain of production from farm to factory: from harvesting of the cotton, weaving of fibres, assembly of items, to the final product before printing, including even the export of our clothing. However, if you yourself are not GOTS certified then you cannot use the GOTS logo once you have transformed the garment.

GRS (Global Recycled Standard)

GRS (Global Recycled Standard)

The GRS standard aims to control the recycled content of intermediate and finished products. The purpose is to ensure that the manufacturing process and the social and environmental practices of companies are sustainable and responsible. It guarantees the requirement and accuracy of the certification issued.

H

Handmade collection

Handmade collection

Hand-made

I

Interlock

Interlock

It is a variation on rib knit, interlock knit has two rows of stitches, one directly behind the other. This can create the impression that the fabric is comprised of two layers, which is why it comes sometimes categorized as a double-knit fabric. The two layers of interlock, however can’t be seperated. It is thicker than jersey, and both sides of the fabric are smooth, like the right side of a jersey fabric.

L

LSF

LSF

(Low Shrinkage Fleece) : High quality 80% combed cotton / 20% polyester fleece with low shrinkage. The inner and outer faces of the fabric contain a continuous filament that offers excellent resistance to washing. The outer face is perfect for printing, while the inner face is extremely comfortable.

LSI

LSI

LSI (Low Shrinkage Interlock) High-quality interlock treated to significantly reduce shrinkage, perfect printing, excellent comfort.

LST

LST

LST (Low Shrinkage Terry) High-quality French terry treated to significantly reduce shrinkage, perfect printing, excellent comfort.

LYCRA®

LYCRA®

LYCRA® clothing is high in elasticity, allowing it to return to its original shape after stretching. This fabric also dries quickly.

M

Made in France

Made in France

Product made in France

Made in Germany

Made in Germany

Product made in Germany

Made in Italy

Made in Italy

Product made in Italy

Made in Portugal

Made in Portugal

Product made in Portugal

Made in Spain

Made in Spain

Product made in Spain

Micro twill

Micro twill

Ultra-fine weave made of thin and flexible yarns that brings style to the material and movement to the garment.

Microfiber

Microfiber

Clothing made from microfibers to obtain a silky appearance, softness, comfort and breathability.

Mode responsable

Mode responsable

Sustainable Fashion

N

Non-iron

Non-iron

Shirts that do not require ironing. Easy maintenance and crease resistance obtained by direct treatment of the fabric. Wash your shirts, dry them then wear them!

O

OCS 100

OCS 100

The OCS 100 logo is used only for product that contains 95 % or more organic material. However, if you yourself are not OCS 100 certified then you cannot use the OCS 100 logo once you have transformed the garment.

OCS Blended

OCS Blended

The OCS blended logo is used for products that contain 5 % minimum of organic material blended with conventional or synthetic raw materials. However, if you yourself are not OCS blended certified then you cannot use the OCS blended logo once you have transformed the garment.

OEKO-TEX®

OEKO-TEX®

Oekto-tex Standard 100 meets the needs of both the textile supply chain players ans consumers as regards humans ecology. This standard guarantees the absence in all certified articles of any harmful substances or that may pose a threat to human health or the environment of textiles and clothing.

Organic cotton

Organic cotton

Organic cotton is grown ecologically from natural compost which replaces chemical fertilisers and pesticides. Organic cotton is grown without GMOs in order to prevent harm to the ecosystems around the production fields or damage to the biodiversity of animal species.

Oxford

Oxford

Apparently dotted fabric composed of small square motifs. Obtained using coloured yarns / different materials.

P

Peach skin

Peach skin

The fabric has been treated to lengthen the fibres and make it velvety to the touch.

Piqué

Piqué

Fabric characterised by relief designs that look as if they have been stitched with a needle. Low-relief knit.

Polyamide

Polyamide

A synthetic material made from resistant, flexible and relatively elastic yarns, easy-care.

Polyamide recyclé

Polyamide recyclé

Recycled polyamide is obtained by dissolving the existing material and re-spinning it into a new polyamide fibre. It can also be obtained from worn clothing or scraps of unused fabric.

Polyester

Polyester

Resistant, synthetic yarn, flexible, crease resistant, easy-care.

Polyuréthane PU

Polyuréthane PU

Fabric covered with one or more layers of polymer. Product made from elastane threads.

Poplin

Poplin

Fabric with fine horizontal ribbing, tightly packed warp, made from cotton or cotton polyester.

Post-consumer recycled materials

Post-consumer recycled materials

Materials that come from consumption waste generated by households or by industries and businesses in their role as end-users. This includes returns of materials from the distribution chain.

Pre-consumer recycled materials

Pre-consumer recycled materials

Materials that come from waste generated during a manufacturing process. Excluded is the reuse of materials that come from a production process and that can be recovered in the same process that generates them.

Q

Quick dry

Quick dry

A breathable fabric that promotes quick drying.

R

RCS 100

RCS 100

The RCS standard checks the presence and proportion of recycled content in a finished product. The entire production chain is carefully verified by a third-party organisation to guarantee transparency. RCS 100 with a minimum of 95% recycled content.

RCS Blended

RCS Blended

The RCS standard checks the presence and proportion of recycled content in a finished product. The entire production chain is carefully verified by a third-party organisation to guarantee transparency. RCS Blended with a minimum of 5% recycled content.

Recycled Bottle

Recycled Bottle

Number of 500-ml plastic bottles used to make this recycled polyester product.

Recycled cotton

Recycled cotton

Recycled cotton is derived from worn clothing or scraps of unused fabrics. Clothes that are not in a suitable condition for second-hand wear can thus enter a recycling channel. They will be sorted into colours and fabrics, then ground, shredded, and spun into a new thread which will be used to make a fabric and, ultimately, new clothes.

Recycled polyester

Recycled polyester

Recycled polyester is obtained by melting the existing plastic and re-spinning it into a new polyester fibre. It can also be obtained from worn clothing or scraps of unused fabric.

Réversible

Réversible

Réversible

Rib

Rib

Stretch fabric made of knit that alternates on either side, such as rib 1x1, rib 1x2, rib 2x2, etc.

3

3 layers softshell

3 layers softshell

Fabric combining inner, mid and shell layers to provide various features like stretch ability, water resistance, wind breaking ability and insulation.