The Knitting Factory
Our fabric is made in Austria and is knitted specifically for us.
Location: Austria Established: 1907
About the Factory: A leading specialist in knitted fabrics, the factory is renowned for producing an exceptional quality of goods and for its environmental focus.
About the raw material: Using Lenzing Modal® and cotton yarns our knitter combines the two fibres to produce our super soft cotton and modal blend. More information...
- What is Modal: Modal is a natural fibre produced in beech trees as a result of the photosynthesis process. Beech forests which thrive in Northern and Central Europe, are a natural and sustainable source as they do not require artificial irrigation or planting. Full integration at the Lenzing site in Austria means the Lenzing Modal® is produced in a CO2 neutral environment, making the fibre both ecologically and environmentally friendly.
Cotton: Cotton was introduced to Europe in 800 A.D. by Arab Merchants and has since been a key material in our everyday lives. Cotton is a natural, durable, soft and absorbent fibre making it the perfect blending component for Lenzing Modal®.
About the construction process: In order to make the fabric, over 100 yarn spools are placed on the knitting machine which can take over three hours to thread. The yarns are passed through two sets of needles that loops and combines the yarns together to make the fabric. The fabric is knitted in the cylindrical method and then cut, dyed (we use only the most environmentally friendly dyes available), washed and dried before passing through the final quality control check.
An overview of the process: