REUNION'S MATERIALS GUIDE

We mainly work with linen, viscose and cotton, but here you can learn more about all the materials we use in our clothes.

ACRYLIC

Acrylic is a synthetic fiber, which is often used as a component in knitted clothing because it has similar properties to wool.
Acrylic material is easy to care for and lasts a long time. The fibers keep their shape well and the material is easy to wash.
Acrylic dries quickly and has an excellent ability to draw moisture away from the body.

ELASTANE

Elastane is a polyurethane fiber, which is produced chemically. It is an elastic and stretchable fiber, which, among other things, appears under the name lycra. The material is usually used together with other materials to make the fabric more stretchy. Elastane is heat sensitive and to avoid the material being destroyed or shrinking, you should not tumble dry or wash at high temperatures.

COTTON CHESTER

Cotton corduroy, also called corduroy, is cotton woven in twisting parallel threads that form clear grooves in the fabric.
As cotton, it is wear-resistant and if you follow the washing instructions in the clothes, it lasts a long time and well.

COTTON

Cotton is a textile fiber that grows on the cotton bush. Cotton is by far the most common textile material used in clothing.
The material is moisture absorbent and comfortable to wear.
Cotton is durable and withstands heat well, but if it is washed at too high a temperature, there is a risk that it will shrink.

COTTON POPLIN

Cotton poplin is a refinement of cotton that is slightly smoother and glossier than regular cotton.
The material is twin shaft bound, which means that there are twice as many threads lengthwise as crosswise.
Here, too, it is recommended to follow the washing instructions and not to wash at temperatures that are too hot.

LINEN

Flax comes from the stem of the flax flower and is a durable natural fiber. The material is heat-regulating and provides coolness when it's hot and warmth when it's cold. The linen's hypoallergenic and antistatic properties together give a very small tendency to cause allergic reactions. Please store your linen garments in a dark and dry place and wash according to the instructions on the garment, hang dry or tumble dry on low heat for best durability.

Kashmir

Cashmere is underwool fiber taken from goats that live in colder climates. The material has a soft and light feel. Cashmere's quality is determined by fiber length, fiber thickness, whiteness, luster and fall. To preserve cashmere garments best, it is recommended that you wash rarely and rather air or steam the garment. When storing, it is best to store it in a chest of drawers, as the garment can lose its shape if it is hung on a hanger.

MOHAIR

Mohair is wool from the angora goat, the fibers are crimped and slightly shiny and elastic and is used either pure or mixed with other materials mostly in coats and knitted garments. The fiber thickness varies considerably depending on the age of the animal and therefore also the quality. Mohair wool is generally more durable than sheep's wool, but be careful what accessories you use with your knitwear, as the long fibers will tangle on the surface, as it may become puckered. You can periodically pick off the knitted garments with a brush or a picker.

POLYESTER

Polyester is a strong and durable material that is naturally water repellent and is the most common synthetic fiber and our second most common clothing material after cotton. Since polyester is a synthetic material, high heat and heat can break down the fibers and damage the fabric. Therefore, avoid washing your polyester garments in too hot water, Air dry or tumble dry polyester at a low temperature because high temperatures can cause the garments to shrink.

POLYAMIDE

Polyamide, known among other things under the name nylon, is strong and elastic. Like polyester, polyamide is very water-repellent, which means that the material dries quickly and almost never shrinks or wrinkles. Polyamide garments can attract dust and odors, which means that garments made of this material need to be washed relatively often, so it is best to avoid too much heat and follow the washing instructions on the garment.

VISCOSE

Viscose is similar to cotton and is made from cellulose from spruce, birch or other trees. The fiber can also be based on cotton. Viscose is considered a synthetic fiber even though it is based on natural materials. Viscose can consist of infinitely long, shiny fibers, similar to silk, or of dull, short fibers, more reminiscent of cotton and wool. Viscose should be handled with care when washing and has a tendency to shrink slightly. You can easily get the shape back by ironing or steaming the garment when it is slightly damp.

SILK

Silk - the silkworm spins a thread inside its cocoon which is dissolved and spun into a silk thread. The silk thread is then woven into silk, which is a strong, smooth and dirt-repellent fiber material. So there are garments that are completely made of silk, and those that contain a certain percentage of silk. The material breathes well and also has a good quality and lasts a very long time if you take care of it in the right way. Silk or silk is a delicate material that should be treated with care. Therefore, you should only wash silk when you really need to, hang airy and air between uses. Feel free to use a laundry bag.