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Oxford Fabric

What is Oxford Fabric ? 

  • Oxford cloth is a type of woven fabric used to make dress shirts. It is a basket-weave fabric that is sometimes used to make Oxford shirts, which can be worn in both formal and casual settings.
  • Oxford fabric's widespread appeal stems from its versatile design and high production volume.
  • Cotton was formerly the primary fiber used in making Oxford weave, but presently a wide variety of alternative fibers, including polyester, viscose, and other synthetic fibers, are employed.
Oxford Fabric

History 

  • At the beginning of the 19th century, Scotland was the center of textile manufacturing across all of Europe.
  • One mill, the identity of which is not known, was attempting to perfect some innovative weaves. They introduced four new products into the market and named them after the four most prestigious educational institutions of the time: Yale, Harvard, Cambridge, and Oxford.
  • However, the manufacture of Oxford cloth has continued right up to the present day, in contrast to the other three weaves, which were discontinued since they did not prove to be particularly popular.
Oxford Fabric

Types of Oxford Fabric

Plain Oxford Fabric 

This smooth fabric is soft and doesn't wrinkle because of the way it was woven. Two woven yarns were mixed with a yarn with a higher grammage, which makes the fabric both smooth and soft.

Pinpoint Oxford

Pinpoint Oxford is a kind of Oxford fabric that is made with finer yarn and a tighter basket weave, making it softer and smoother than regular Oxford cloth. The sheen isn't as strong as Royal Oxford's. Its strands are thinner and lighter than those used to make standard Oxford fabric, but thicker than those used to make the Royal Oxford variety. Clothes made from pinpoint fabric are very comfortable, but people should be careful around sharp objects when wearing them.

Royal Oxford

It's the sleekest of the Oxford weaves and has the usual sheen and feel. Produced from even finer and lighter threads than those used in normal Oxford and pinpoint Oxford, this fabric is noticeably smoother, shinier, and finer than its counterparts. It has a more noticeable texture and noticeable yarn shine because of its more prominent and complex weave than a pinpoint or standard Oxford. Royal Oxford is a great choice for formal events.

What Makes it Stand Out 

Texture 

Oxford textiles contain very fine textures and a weight that is just slightly heavier than average.

Durable

The basket type of weaving gives the fabric durable and breathable properties.

Resistant

The fabric is a good resistance to abrasion and chemical agents.

 

Applications & Usage 

Clothing

Shirts, pants, dresses, etc.

Home Furnishing

Pillow covers, wall hangings, window treatment, etc.

Accessories 

Backpacks, tents, hunting and fishing equipment's, suitcases, etc.

Care Instructions 

  • Cotton fibers can be ironed, washed, and dried at high temperatures; synthetic textiles should not be ironed; they should be washed and dried at medium or moderate heat. Synthetic materials should not be ironed.
  • Additionally, the more you use it, the more pliable it will become.
  • When washing this fabric, do not use bleach of any kind.

Oxford Fabric

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