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MATERIAL

We believe that knowledge is key. If we better understand how our underwear is produced and what materials have been used in our production, it will be more natural to care for and take care of our clothes in the best way.

That is why we at Femique want to spread knowledge about what our products consist of. We want you as a customer to get an insight into how we think when we choose our materials and that you should be able to feel confident that we do our utmost to choose the best materials for you and for our planet.

The majority of our materials are bought on stock from our suppliers. This contributes to the need to produce less new material and to allow the materials that have already been manufactured to be used.

TRICOT

Tricot is a collective name for machine-knitted fabrics. The material is produced in a tricot weaving machine, which gives a compliant stretch and makes the fabric feel soft and comfortable to wear closest to the body. Knitwear can be made in a number of different compositions and below you can see the materials we use in our knitwear fabrics.

Cotton

Cotton is a natural fiber that is very comfortable to wear as it breaths. It is moisture absorbing and friendly to the skin. The material has high washability and durability and is easy to care for.  

From first being a small seed, the fiber grows on the cotton bush and when it is picked, it looks like a small down ball. The fiber is renewable and biodegradable but requires a lot of water and pesticides during cultivation, which makes cotton a less good alternative for the environment.

We therefore mainly use organic cotton GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard)) and also recycled cotton. We are working to soon only use these types of cotton and completely abandon the conventionally grown cotton.

Organic cotton

Organic cotton is sown without the use of any chemicals,pesticides or synthetic fertilizers that stress the production of the cotton. This means that the end product is of higher quality, has longer fibers and increased service life.

Recycled cotton

You can recycle the cotton from used garments or from fabrics, yarns and spills that are left after a production. You sort the garments by color and then tear the fabrics into fibers. The fibers are spun into new yarn and finally knitted or woven together into new material. As the fibers become shorter when they are broken down, they also become weaker and are therefore mixed together with cotton that has not been recycled to give the material a higher wear resistance.Since the cotton threads cannot absorb new color as well when they have previously been dyed, the fabric is not dyed again, which contributes to less energy, water and color being used in the production of the new material. 

Elastane

Elastane is a collective name for synthetic fibers with a very high extensibility and comes from the polyurethane fiber which is produced by chemical means. The material also occurs under the names Lycra or Spandex. The elastane has a very high extensibility and is used together with other materials to give the fabric elasticity.

The material was invented in the 50's and revolutionized the entire fashion industry, as it made it possible for garments to be shaped after the body and regain their shape after it is stretched out.

LACE

A lace is a very delicate material that is made on special weaving machines. With intricate patterns, the lace gives a unique impression on the garments they are used on. Lace can be made in a number of different compositions and below you can see the materials we have in our lace fabrics.

Polyamide

Polyamide is a strong material. The material is made of fossil oil and is durable and lasting. Polyamide is also known under the nameNylon which was originally a registered trademark. Over time, the name Nylon has instead become an alternative word for Polyamide.

The material is similar to polyester in that it is a polymer: it consists of many composite monomers, but the way they are composed differs from polyester. Polyamide is more durable and does not peel as easily. 

Elastane

Elastane is a collective name for synthetic fibers with a high extensibility and comes from the polyurethane fiber which is produced by chemical means. The material can also go under the names Lycra or Spandex which are different trade names. The elastane has a very high extensibility and is used together with other materials to give the fabric elasticity.

The material was invented in the 50's and revolutionized the entire fashion industry, as it made it possible for garments to be shaped after the body and regain their shape after it is stretched out.

DETAILS

A bra can consist of up to 35 components. It's everything from front piece, cups, lining, wings, shoulder straps, elastics, snaps, rings, regulators and labels.

We choose every little detail with great care as we believe all parts of our garments are equally important to achieve a complete product. We use high quality elastics to withstand the stresses they endure when used. All metal parts are nickel-free and are subject to REACH, which means that they do not contain any harmful substances. Our bra buttons are made with an extra layer of foam to be extra gentle and feel soft against your back.

 

CERTIFICATIONS

Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is an international eco-label for organic textilesthat covers both social and environmental requirements. The label covers the entire life cycle from raw material to finished material. Requirements are placed on the textile fiber and on the chemicals used in the processing, but also on packaging, labeling and distribution. 

dentelledecalaiscaudry              

In spite of its luxurious and delicate appearance Dentelle de Calais-Caudry® is remarkably strong and hardwearing, this is due to the special method of knotting between the warp and the weft, which makes it extremely resistant. Being easy to care for makes it perfect for modern lifestyles.

For 200 years, this weaving technique has remained unsurpassed. The label Dentelle de Calais-Caudry® is a guarantee of the excellence of a product made in France, respecting the traditional skills on which it has founded its reputation.

It guarantees that this rare and precious fabric is made on Leavers looms, according to an original and unique method of thread intertwining derived from a 200-year-old tradition.