Special Yarn

GAC 2003 uses special yarn to offer fabrics with fantastic functional properties.

What is yarn?

Yarn is a long continuous length of interlocked fibres, suitable for use in the production of textiles, sewing, crocheting, knitting, weaving, embroidery, and ropemaking. The word yarn comes from Middle English, from the Old English gearn. Gearn is similar to Old High German’s garn yarn, Greek’s chordē string, and Sanskrit’s hira band. Yarn can be made from a number of natural or synthetic fibers. Many types of yarn are made differently though. There are two main types of yarn: spun and filament. Below you can find out what special yarn we are using to deliver the best fabrics on the market.

Special Yarn

SeaCell™
smartcelsensitive
CoolVisions®
Flocus® Made in Kapok
drirelease®

smartcelsensitive

You are paying attention to yourself and your body? You live sustainably and environmentally friendly? You expect more from your clothes and your home textiles? Then you should get to know smartcelsensitive!
smartcelsensitive is the natural fiber with the essential trace element zinc. It is modern, patented, awarded with a prize for innovation, and developed in Germany. smartcelsensitive has many advantages.The fiber provides skin care and regeneration. It protects the skin against UV radiation and environmental influences. The fiber also reduces unpleasant odors.
Special Yarn smartcel sensitive
Example of special yarn with the The SeaCell Fiber.

The SeaCell Fiber

The SeaCell™ fiber stands for highest wearing comfort and an environmentally friendly lifestyle. That precisely corresponds with the expectations of modern, active customers. They want natural textiles with a positive effect on their skin – just like SeaCell™ provides it. Whether in your job, in your leisure time or when exercising, whether for babies, children or adults – SeaCell™ offers care and protection for the skin at any time and everywhere.
Special Yarn SeaCell

“All life comes from the sea.” SeaCell™ fiber associates cellulose with brown algae, or seaweed, from a cold & pure fjord of Iceland, and delivers a protective effect permanently to human beings, such as re-mineralizing skins, activating cell-regeneration, and more.

Alongside with the extreme softness & comfort, brown algae genuinely contains abundant beneficial nutrients – (1) vitamins A, B & E, (2) minerals: magnesium & calcium, (3) amino acids, and (4) iron & iodine, offering a positive impact & wellness to your body.

Special Yarn CoolVisions dyeable polypropylene

The All-Performance Fiber

CoolVisions® polypropylene fiber is among the lightest of all commercial fibers. An increased number of polypropylene fibers per kilogram of fabric offers added value compared to many other fibers.

  • Improves coverage for the same weight
  • Equal coverage in lighter weight fabrics for comfortable garments and better value

CoolVisions® fibers are inherently softer for greater comfort.

Durability

CoolVisions® polypropylene fibers have excellent toughness and abrasion resistance resulting in durable products that wear longer than most other fibers.
Bleach and Other household cleaning chemicals do not affect CoolVisions® dyeable polypropylene fibers.

Moisture Management

CoolVisions® polypropylene outperforms all other fibers with low moisture absorption and excellent moisture transport providing the industry’s fastest drying garments. CoolVisions® polypropylene transports moisture away from the skin to the surface keeping the wearer dry and comfortable. A low moisture regain indicates the ability of the material to remain dry.

Thermal Insulation

CoolVisions® polypropylene fibers provide better insulation than most other fibers. Insulation power is the ability to prevent heat conduction through the fiber, relative to the insulation power of air. In cold weather, the greater the insulation power, the greater warmth felt in the fabrics.

Stain Resistance

Stain resistance is one of the superior advantages of CoolVisions® dyeable polypropylene fibers. Polypropylene fiber is inherently resistant to water-based stains.

Kapok Yarn

Kapok is found in nature; on a tree, inside a dried shell. The trees are found on hills, in the non-agricultural land of South East Asia and North tropics, from southern Mexico to the southern Amazon and West Africa, leaving flat land for agriculture, food provision and population growth. Kapok trees only require natural rainwater and a warm climate to thrive, hence no additional fertilizers are needed. Pesticides are not necessary because the fiber has a natural waxy coating that protects it from insects.

Flocus’ mission is to utilize the cleanest fiber available for textiles to start a clean revolution. Besides being clean, this fiber provides abundant natural properties such as its antibacterial property, moth and mite resistance, its hollowness that makes It insulating, its hydrophobic property because of its Wax coating making it buoyant and quick dry. ln addition it is highly comfortable to touch providing a very soothing silky-cotton feel to the skin.

It seems impossible that a natural fiber – even before any human interference – could hold so many properties, but the truth is that nature knows the best. Flocus yarn provide a natural dry and soft comfortable touch to the skin. Flocus fabrics give a cool feel in the summer and maintain warmth in winter, Much like kapok fibers’ original properties it adds quick dry, anti-bacterial. anti-moth and anti-mite properties to the blend.

Flocus provide ecological fabric with natural blends and sportswear blends aimed to provide a real natural touch to sportswear fabrics without losing the active functions.

Special Yarn Flocus made in kapok
Kapok Trees
Kapok trees are found in the Neotropics and has been naturally growing in these lands for years. The kapok tree can provide the first fruits within 3-5 years after planting. Farmers who harvest the trees, own a part of the forest land.
The Fruit
The fruit from kapok trees belongs to non-food crop category. It has a hard closed shell when dried, providing lustrous fibers, which are yellowish brown and silky to touch. Each fiber is about 10-20mm long.
Harvesting
Harvesting is a manual work done between August and October each year. Each grown kapok tee produces between 500-4000 sea-pads.
The Farmers
The kapok trees and its fruit grow in a fully natural way, without the use of ferilizers or pesticides. The fruit is harvested manually using workers from local communities.
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Patented for Performance

drirelease fabrics offer a patented blend of 85-90% synthetic, hydrophobic (water repelling) fibers and 10-15% natural, hydrophilic (water absorbing) fibers. The built-in combination efficiently pulls moisture and perspiration away from the skin and pushes it to the exterior of the fabric where it can evaporate quickly. That’s why clothing made with drirelease always feels soft and stays dry.

Permanent Moisture Wicking

The primary obstacle of most wicking fabrics is water. Chemically treated performance fabrics typically lose their ability to wick moisture over time with each washing. Not drirelease. Our moisture-transport system is woven into the yarn and delivers consistent wicking that doesn’t wash out.

Neutralize Odors Naturally with FreshGuard

drirelease and FreshGuard work together to absorb moisture and quickly release it through the fabric and into the air, which helps in minimizing odor creation in garments. Neither an antimicrobial nor an antibacterial (both of which attack bacteria), FreshGuard is friendly to the environment.

Sorona®

Sorona® is a versatile fiber, and its long list of uses comes from a kink in the PTT polymer chain that naturally snaps back into shape. Whether a textile is made of just Sorona® or it’s combined with other fibers, the end result is superior performance, softness and durability.

Made from 37% plant-based ingredients, Sorona® helps reduce our dependence on oil and petrochemicals and shrinks our environmental footprint. As an eco-efficient fiber, Sorona® makes you feel good by doing good.

DuPont™, Sorona®, and the stylised S-logo are trademarks of DuPont used under license.

Special Yarn Sorona

Cupro

Cupro is made from a cotton linter, a mostly unused part of a cotton plant. Cotton linter is the short, downy fiber with high amount of cellulose that enfolds cotton seeds. It cannot be made into yarn directly and thus, it is normally wasted. Using the latest chemical processing science and technology, it is transformed into a precious yarn: born by nature, made by humans.

During the production process, all impurities are removed and Cupro is born as a pure cellulose, vastly outperforming the natural cotton yarn. It features both the gentleness of natural fibers and the functionality of man-made fibers. Each Cupro fiber is extremely fine, uniform in thickness and has a circular cross section, largely free from the unevenness of natural fibers. The fibers can be both staple and filament, offering many end uses and applications.

Cupro is much softer and smoother than cotton, offering comfort only matched by silk. It also offers excellent moisture management properties and outstanding temperature regulation, Curpo fabrics keep wearers cool in summer and warm in winter. Unlike cotton fabrics, Cupro is highly usable for sports and outdoor. Specific uses include underwear, tops, t-shirts and polo-shirts for running, golf and yoga. The fabric works the best when directly in contact with skin, for consumers seeking high quality comfortable clothing.