C21 - Cairo Crinkle - black **
Fabric Name: Cairo Crinkle - black ** (a 2 star fabric)
Content: 55% linen / 45% cotton
Description: Combines the best attributes of both linen and cotton. Medium weight (heavy enough for pants, but not too heavy. The linen makes it a stronger fabric than cotton alone...but it's still light enough to breath, perfect for warm and humid weather. The crinkled texture also eliminates the wrinkling issues, they fall right out and / or blend in with the texture. Although it is a woven, because of it's crinkled texture, it actually has a fair amount of give and stretch to it (it stretches about 10% horizontally). In short, this is the kind of fabric that feels like your favorite shirt from the moment you put it on. Nothing is perfect however, it does shrink in length by about 10%. We'll adjust for this in production though, so just order by whatever length you want your finished garment to be. For example, if you like your shirts 40" longer, order it that way, we will ship you a shirt that is 44" long, then it will shrink up to the 40" when you launder it). Feel free to ask any questions about this.
Care: machine wash / tumble dry
Shrinkage: vertical 8 - 10% / horizontal 3 - 5% *
*The horizontal stretch (circumference) is a temporary one. When you first pull this fabric out of the dryer, it will be smaller around. But within a few minutes of wearing it, the fibers relax, and the fabric stretches back out to it's original width (much like a pair of jeans). A little of the length comes back too, about 2%, but not like the circumference.
Items that work well in the Cairo Crinkle fabric
Photos show the Bias Cut Tank A34, and the Swing Tunic A414.
*we check each and every order that comes in for fabric / style compatibility. If something seems off, or we just don't think the selection is good for the style, we will definitely contact you to discuss options.