CRAiLAR Voted Quality Fabric of the Month

18/05/2011 at 6:29 am

A big thanks to Textile World for featuring CRAiLAR Flax as Quality Fabric of the Month!

CRAiLAR® Flax is soft like cotton, has a similar colour, possesses similar performance traits and is cool and comfortable to wear year-round.  CRAiLAR® Flax and cotton look the same, fit the same and wash the same.  Still, CRAiLAR® Flax fibers shrink less than cotton fibers do, wick moisture better, and have increased dye uptake meaning they take less chemicals to reach the same color levels.

With cotton prices currently over a $1.50 per pound, flax is a cost-effective raw material for fiber production.  We estimate that in 2011 we will be able to provide CRAiLAR® Flax for between $0.90 and $1.25 per pound, making it an economically viable complement to cotton.

Read Textile World’s article to find out how CRAiLAR® made the cut!

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