The word tricot is a generic term for any kind of warp-knitted fabric, that has been knitted on a tricot warp-knitting machine. The fabrics can range from very sheer and lightweight to opaque and heavyweight. The term comes from the French word for “knitted fabric.” They can be made from manmade or natural fibers, and the unique weave allows them...

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Sports Jerseys

The best fabric used for sports jerseys is 100% polyester, knit mesh. Polyester is the perfect fabric for sublimation printing. Usually football shirts require the color of the design such as red and black stripes and the logo of the team. This is applied via printing techniques using digital printing. Polyethylene terephthalate, often abbreviated to PET, is the most commonly...

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Pique Knit

Pique fabrics are typically medium weight and are made using cotton and cotton-polyester blends. One advantage of the patterns created using the dobby loom attachment, is that the weave is airy and provides additional ventilation. This is particularly nice for knit pique polo shirts that are worn in warm summer months! A pique fabric is created using a dobby loom...

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Drifit Mesh

Polyester fabric mesh is generally used for creating casual garments and fashionwear, such as vests, dresses, and other items to be layered. Mesh is still incredibly popular in sportswear due to it’s breathability and being able to regulate temperature well. Polyester mesh is also used for creating the mesh screens used in screen-printing, due to it’s water-resistant properties and the...

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