material facts

fiber

Cotton

Soft and comfortable fibre, with high wear resistance in both wet and dry conditions. Natural material where the plant fiber comes from the cotton plant. Often combined with polyester - to further strengthen and obtain better drying properties in the material.


ADVANTAGES:

  • High comfort.
  • High wear resistance.
  • Good absorbency.
  • Withstands higher temperatures in washing.

ElastanE

The elastane increases comfort for the user and maintains the shape of the garment, which contributes to a longer use phase. Elastic synthetic fiber that is mixed with other materials and enables the material to become flexible and stretchable.


ADVANTAGES:

  • Can stretch up to six times its original length with full recovery.
  • Chemical resistant.

polyamidE

A strong synthetic fiber with high abrasion resistance that increases the lifespan of materials. Polyamide has good elasticity and holds its shape well, while absorbing a little moisture and drying quickly. A common brand is Nylon. Polyamide is used in high-performance fibers such as Kevlar® and Cordura®.


ADVANTAGES:

  • Very wear rate.
  • High elasticity.
  • High abrasion resistance.
  • High chemical resistance.
  • Quick drying.

polyester

Synthetic fiber that is a suitable fiber for work clothes thanks to its durability, durability and abrasion resistance. Polyester is available in many different variants that provide different properties and areas of use, high formability while transporting moisture well. A combination of polyester and cotton provides a durable and comfortable garment.


ADVANTAGES:

  • High wear resistance.
  • High formability.
  • Chemical resistant.
  • Very durable.
  • Good abrasion resistance.
  • Withstands higher temperatures in washing.
  • High color fastness.

Wool

Renewable raw material. In the production of wool, less water and energy is used compared to other materials. Natural material where the wool fiber comes from sheep. Does not need to be washed very often, but it can be enough to hang the garment up and out for airing.


ADVANTAGES:

  • High insulating capacity.
  • High absorbency.
  • Warms equally well in wet and dry conditions.
  • High comfort.

viscose

Fiber made from cellulose from, for example, bamboo, spruce or other trees. Bamboo is grown efficiently as it grows quickly and requires few chemicals/sprays. The viscose fiber is soft, holds its shape well and has a high level of comfort.


ADVANTAGES:

  • Soft material with a nice fit.
  • High comfort.
  • High absorbency.
  • Good color fastness.

CONSTRUCTION

2-WAY STRETCH

A 2-way stretch provides maximum stretching in two directions and is used in garments that should have a little more elasticity.

4-WAY STRETCH

A 4-way stretch provides maximum flexibility in all directions in material and is used in garments that must have maximum elasticity.

MECHANICAL STRETCH

A fabric with mechanical stretch is woven using a technique that gives the material stretch properties in two directions without having to use a special fiber. Today's materials can also achieve a high elasticity in a mechanical stretch.

canvas

Canvas fabric is a very densely woven, strong and durable fabric that is mainly used in work trousers.

panama

A weaving technique with doubled threads in one direction produces a strong and durable fabric.

twill

Twill is a weaving method that creates a diagonal pattern in the fabric. These fabrics are generally softer, while the wear resistance is high.

Sorona®-Twill

An elastic fiber that stands for long lasting performance. Used by L.Brador in a twill material belonging to the Sorona® Agile family. The Sorona fiber is based on 37% renewable bio-based raw material.

POLYURETHANE (PU)

Used as a coating on fabrics to provide a light and functional rain garment with high water resistance. Also maintains elasticity and mobility at slightly lower temperatures.

material

Fleece

Fleece has similar properties to wool but is a synthetic material that weighs significantly less. The material is almost always made of 100% polyester. It is light, stretchy, soft, warming and easy to wash.

TWO AND THREE LAYER MATERIALS

In a two-layer material, there are two layers, outer material (1) and membrane (2); joined together. The exterior protects against wind and provides wear resistance, while the membrane protects against moisture. In this construction, a loose lining is used to protect the membrane from damage.

In a three-layer material, there are three layers that are joined together; outer material (1), membrane (2) and lining (3). The exterior protects against wind and provides durability, while the membrane protects against moisture and the lining lets water vapor through and creates very good permeability as it is a compressed construction.

softshell

Garments called softshell have a material made of several layers that are laminated together. The material has good stretch properties, which makes them comfortable to wear.

Soft shell; 1. The outer fabric is windproof and water-repellent. 2. The middle layer is windproof with good ability to transport body heat. 3. The inner layer is soft, insulating and transports moisture.

BRANDS

Cordura®

  • The material is produced by DuPont and is a very strong material.

  • Made of polyamide, with high tensile strength.
  • Used as on garments to increase tear strength and wear resistance.

DYNEEMA®

  • Unique and light material in 4-way stretch.

  • Made of polyethylene, (HMPE).
  • Very durable, up to five times as strong as Kevlar®.
  • Used, among other things, to reinforce knee pads.

Sorona®

  • Superelastic fiber developed by DuPont.

  • Based on 37% renewable bio-based raw material.
  • High wear resistance, softness and dirt resistance.

FLEXICOMB™

  • Reflexes that provide room for movement through their geometric pattern.

  • Is a certified reflex for good visibility in daylight, at night and in poor light conditions.
  • Long durability, guaranteed with the certification 50 washes at 60 degrees.

3m®

  • Reflectors that provide increased visibility at night or in poor lighting conditions.

  • Fluorescent properties contribute to good visibility in daylight, at dawn and dusk.