Below you will find descriptions of our Stretch fabrics (known as Lycra, Skin, 2nd Skin, and microfibre), which we purchase from reputable manufacturers. They are of the highest quality and durability, and meet Oeko-Tex Standard 100.
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as you know it in strength and weight of swim- and sportswear (about 80% PA, 20% EA).
2nd Skin EXTRA FINE
a very fine, sheer lycra (about 79% PA, 21% EA), extremely stretchable and wonderfully light on your skin.
2nd Skin FINE
is the new edition of the former "EXTRA FINE" series. It is slightly thicker than 2nd Skin EXTRA FINE and not quite as sheer but lighter than the regular lycra (90% PA, 10% EA). It is extremely smooth and silky and feels and looks absolutely stunning.
Very fine and transparent, similar to 2nd skin. From a distance it looks transparent without displaying a "net-like-character". Only seen up close you realize that it is an extremely fine net. This material is very lightweight, extremely breathable and fun to wear (approx. 75% PES / 25% EA)
guarantees a perfect fit and maximum comfort. Fast drying, highly breathable and slightly thinner than lycra (approx. 90% PA, 10% EA).
If you prefer the look and soft surface of cotton but enjoy the advantages of a high quality microfibre, you will love this material. Microfiber SOFT is of medium strength (slightly thinner than Lycra) and feels extremely pleasant on your skin. It stretches nicely and surrounds your body very gently. Ideal for any type of underwear. (Approx. 85% PA, 15% EA).
It compares in strength to 2nd skin FINE and also lies in strength between the regular Lycra and 2.nd skin EXTRA FINE. It is slightly transparent and stretches nicely for a very comfortable fit. (Approx. 78% PA / 22% EA).
is a lightweight, lycra-like fabric, which feels particularly pleasant, fresh and cool. It has a very nice surface with a pleasant, elegant shine (approx. 72% PA, 28% EA).
Lycra EXTRA SUPPORT
is a heavy, solid material (thicker and less stretchable than regular Lycra), for those who like a very firm fit (about 80% PA, 20% EA).
is a very soft, warm material that clings to your skin and envelops you softly and comfortably. It feels warm in winter yet pleasant in the summer (about 92% Cotton, 8% EA).
PES = Polyester
PA = Polyamide
EA = Elasthan