C - Marzotto Tessuti
SOFTNESS AND LIGHTNESS JOIN FORCES
The camel is a camelid that lives in cold and arid areas from central Asia to the Persian Gulf and as far afield as China and Japan. Camel wool is dark in colour. The inner fleece is extremely soft, and is used to make wonderful carded yarns, very light and soft. The outer coat of the camel consists of coarse dark hairs, rough and plain. However, the undercoat is long, soft and fine. The fibre has excellent heat-regulating properties which insulate from the cold and protect the animal from the desert heat. These properties are passed on to fabrics made from its fleece, which are used for men's suits and high-quality overcoats.
ELEGANT, FRESH, NATURAL
Cotton, or gossypium, is a plant of the mallow family. Species of cotton very according to their provenance: gossypium arboreum (India, China, Egypt and some Arab countries), gossypium barbadense (the main species of the Sea Island variety grown in Barbados), gossypium herbaceum (the main variety of Indian cottons), gossypium hirsutum (an American variety) and gossypium peruvinum (the main species of the Tangu is variety). Cotton is harvested in bolls and is mainly white or tending to yellow. Cotton fibre comes from the "wool" that encloses the seeds of the Gossypium genus. This fibre is non-elastic by nature, and its resistance is influenced by the presence of water. Wet fibres are more resistant than dry ones and cotton has good stability. These characteristics give a feeling of freshness on the skin. The cotton fabrics used most frequently for clothing are Denim, Chintz and Towelling - used for towels - and Fustian, for work garments. Cotton mixed with wool is a blend that gives rise to flannel, gabardine, brushed cotton, cheese cloth and jeans fabric.
Crossbred is the name of combed sheep's wools whose form is determined by the crossing of sheep breeds. These wools are naturally glossy and innervated, and can be used for men's sportswear.