The raw material of our outer fabrics
The raw material of our outer fabrics
For thousands for years, cotton has been the most popular raw material for clothing worldwide. Cotton fabric has many uses, since it is highly absorbent and has a strong, heard-wearing structure with a pleasantly soft feel. The elasticity and durability of cotton can be increased by mixing it with elastane. Cotton trousers can be worn at any time of year.
Long-fibred Pima cotton is one of the finest types of cotton available. It comes from Peru and is harvested by hand, which is more expensive. It stands out thanks to its unusual softness, shimmery sheen and durability. It is silky-soft, particularly long-lasting and resistant to felting. It is hypo-allergenic so it is an excellent choice for sensitive skin.
Superior Pima is a specially long-fibred premium cotton. It outperforms normal cotton in terms of the length and strength of the fibres and is also softer and shinier. This creates long-lasting textiles which are pleasant to wear and very durable. Supima cotton is woven into very fine thread which is used to create luxurious fabrics. Trousers made from this material guarantee the wearer a soft, cool feel. The wearer also benefits from the breathable and absorbent qualities.
Kapok comes from the seeds of the fruit of the Kapok tree. The material is six times lighter than cotton - which makes it the lightest natural fibre in the world. It is for this reason that it was considered unspinnable for a long time. Thanks to the high number of air pockets in the fibres, it naturally regulates heat. Combined with high-quality, hand-picked cotton, it creates a fabric which is lighter than conventional cotton fabrics and which has a noticeably silky feel. Kapok is naturally anti-bacterial and hypo-allergenic - ideal for allergy sufferers.
Linen is the oldest natural fibre used by people. The Egyptians systematically cultivated flax in order to create linen. The manufacturing process has remained the same to this very day. Linen is generally used for light summer clothing because the fabric has a fresh and cool feel. It is very durable and not particularly vulnerable to dirt or bacteria. When mixed with cotton, this reduces the tendency towards wrinkling. So the linen is easier to care for.
Wool is versatile. It naturally regulates temperature and has great elasticity and bounce. Woollen trousers do not crease and are soft and comfortable. This makes them a perfect garment. Woollen fabrics can’t be mixed with cotton threads. On the inside, it creates a soft surface which is gentle on the skin. MEYER’s woollen trousers include Merino wool mixed with synthetic fibres. This makes it possible to wash the trousers at home. It also lessens the pilling effect.
Elastane has high elasticity and stretch. The fibres in this material always spring back into their original state. Fabrics containing elastane are labelled “Stretch”. It has impressive elasticity and is able to spring back into shape and does not tend to crease.
These elastic fibres are added to denim fabrics. Their molecular structure ensures that stretched fabric springs back into its original shape under pressure. Fabrics of this kind recover quickly and do not buckle.
Polyester is a synthetic fibre which is used most frequently in the clothing industry. It has impressive special qualities. Depending on processing, the surface of the fibres can be very smooth and cooling or puffed up and warm. It does not absorb moisture, which makes for very good moisture transfer. The fibres are also markedly elastic and robust. Colours can be made more intense by adding polyester.
Our family-run company has been making men’s trousers for more than 50 years – using its own European manufacturing facility. We know what requirements a good pair of trousers needs to have.Read more