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A delicate and innocent direction, PRECIOUS is inspired by the simplest of moments and activities as we disconnect from the speed of our super connected society. It is time to reflect on cherished moments of the past to enjoying the present as well as optimistically look forward to future opportunities, encouraging an innocent and feel good direction. Cellulosic fibers feature with modal and cotton delivering a soft and delicate effect against the skin combined with creora® spandex/elastane that fulfills the need for a cherished touch, while synthetics pull from the micro fine offering in delivering a silky sensation.

Color features, raising the bar from delicate pastels to more bold and unusual hues, it is very much a reflection of past memories that you value, a gentle escapism away from the modern day frenzy. It can be interpreted from sophisticated and subtle in appearance to a more chichi appeal for the younger end of the market. Fabric surfaces can range from powdery natural touch to semi lustrous silky-touch effects that are bold yet deliver reassurance to the wearer. Predominantly geared for the female market it can be worked for the men’s bodywear too.

PRODUCTS

  • · creora® Color+ - dyeable spandex/elastane for sharper tones
  • · creora® eco-soft – low heat set spandex/elastane
  • · creora® Power Fit – a higher performance stretch when teamed with micro fine synthetics in hosiery inspired knits
  • · creora® easy scour - eliminating knitting oils for fine gauge knits

COMPANION FIBERS

  • · Cotton – organic, BCI and conventional in fine counts
  • · Pima cotton for long staple luxury
  • · Silk for the luxury level
  • · Modal – micro fine in delivering a super soft experience against the skin
  • · MIPAN® fine and soft for smooth and sensual touch to the cotton-like touch
  • · MIPAN® supermicro for featherweight knits
  • · MIPAN® aqua-X for enhanced freshness

CONSIDER

  • · Circular knits with a silky touch and subtle shimmer but in super light qualities
  • · Lightweight wovens to compliment knits in the garment design
  • · Micro fine-gauge knits - look to the hosiery sector in delving opaque and transparent next generation circular knits
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    Look to prints in injecting a hint of happiness – opt for delicate relief through to funky digital reproductions – perfect for comfort stretch to more power stretch qualities

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    Tone-on-tone prints and jacquards – contrast colors but also opt for working matte/bright synthetic yarn contrast with creora® spandex/elastane

  • · Super soft power stretch mesh
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    Powdery touch surface in warp and circular knits, lighter in weight but with a dense construction –opt for textured synthetics to achieve the look

  • · Contrasting matte/luster compliment through actual construction or cut and sew in the garment
  • · Brush the technical side of matte touch circular knits for next-to-skin enhanced comfort
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    Using textured yarns creates a sueded touch to the face of knits without the need for brushed finishing– super soft and cherished in touch

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    Stretch narrows – these can really pull from the bolder tones through to the decorative aspects that can be pulled from this direction

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    Embroidery features on super soft tulle with low to high level stretch – perfect for that added hint of shaping especially for front panels – use high luster embroidery threads on powder touch and matte bases for contrast

  • · Subtle flock prints for winter delivery

TARGET MARKETS

  • · Update essential basics
  • · Fancier application for fashion lingerie
  • · Seamless intimate apparel
  • · Updated light to medium shaping
  • · Sleepwear

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