Where does French Terry comes from? You might have heard before of “Terry cloth” – it’s what we make our towels with. But if you know a bit about fashion, then you might have heard about a sporty fabric called French Terry. Here is what you need to know about it!
French Terry fabric is a knitted terry fabric that contains loops and soft piles of yarn on one side, and a smooth surface on the other side. The result is an absorbent and light material that brings great comfort that can be used all year long. Thicker and heavier than a t-shirt but still lighter than most sweatshirts, clothes made in this fabric can be worn in any season. Most of the time this fabric is 100% cotton, but it can also be a blend of cotton with a small percentage of polyester, lycra or spandex.
This fresh fabric appeared in the 1980s and is still to this day a popular fabric. Here are some reasons why:
- Extra comfortable – the soft piles of yarn inside gives it a special soft feel.
- Maintains Cool & Dry – with its moisture-wicking properties the cotton threads can absorb up to 27 times its weight in water!
- Flexible – French Terry guarantees flexibility during all types of activities.
- Easy to wear – A fabric that can be used all year long with an etra layer or not.
Moreover, the French Terry fabric can be used for nearly any type of clothing, from joggers to sweatshirts or lightweight jackets. At Fedor Clothing, we are using this special fabric to make our Sully sport short, our Landon baseball shirt, and also our Pele hoodie.
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