Nabrini is committed to the use of natural fabrics. We believe in using yarn spun from naturally grown fibers. We focus on the use of natural cotton fibers which are biodegradable, eco-friendly, and compostable.
Fossil fuel usage is substantial in the textile and fashion industry. Manufacturers and supply chain partners emit carbon dioxide when extracting, producing, and distributing products. Moreover, many synthetics derived from crude oil don’t biodegrade.
Multinational non-profit organizations are working with growers worldwide to promote enhanced methods at the grassroots level. Farmers are learning about the benefits of green approaches and producing better, more environmentally-friendly cotton. Due to their efforts, indications are that water and energy usage are going down, and productivity is rising.
Ultimately, Nabrini® believes in natural products and being a responsible steward of nature. Experience the pleasure of wearing a Nabrini product and knowing that we care.
Exceptional Engineering and Design
Our in-house fabric engineer designs cotton fabric for our luxury apparel and towels. Grown with a fiber structure allowing for superior softness.
The French terry, fleece, and velour used in our apparel is premium fabric. We achieved custom weave and knitting designs which produce a beautiful feel in the fabric. Our garments and towels are cut, sewn and custom stitched by hand one at a time. You can be proud to own a product that was made by our artisan team.
3000 B.C. to Today
The growing of cotton has been found at sites that are thousands of years old. No one knows for sure where cotton was first made into fabric. Pakistan has a history of using cotton as far back as 3,000 B.C.
Warm climates as found in India and Uzbekistan are ideal for growing cotton. Cotton is usually planted around October and harvested around April. The cotton balls found in clusters on the plant are actually called “bolls.” These bolls are removed from the plant and cleaned using a cotton “gin.” After the ginning process the cotton is formed into bales.
The bales of cotton are then prepared for the transformation to yarn. A cotton mill will take the cotton and make fibers by spinning the cotton tightly to form yarn. Yarn is then woven on a loom to form a fabric.
Types of Cotton Fabrics
There are two main structures of fabrics, knitted and woven.
WOVEN FABRIC: USED IN MOST TOWELS
A loom is used to weave two yarns together. One yarn runs with the roll of fabric and the other yarn is woven side to side causing them to interlock. This creates a fabric without much stretch, which is desirable in a towel. NABRINI® towels are woven.
KNITTED FABRICS: USED IN MOST GARMENTS
Here are some types of knitted fabrics:
French terry is a loop on one side of a fabric, and a smooth surface on the other. The NABRINI® hoodie uses French Terry. French terry is a breathable fabric which makes it very good for hoodies, lounge wear, and sweatshirts. French terry does a good job in the summer and the winter.
This fabric is smooth on both sides without a pronounced loop. It is generally lighter than French terry. It is typically used in t-shirts.
If you take French terry and brush the loops, you can make the loops fuzzy. After brushing the fabric is called Fleece.
If you take French terry and shave the loops you now have a surface of lots of cut ends of fabric. This is velour.