Lesterdale have over 30 years’ experience in the manufacture and conversion of advanced technical fabrics used to stiffen, bond or maintain shape and integrity in clothing.
Time and again we produce fabrics that perform better, last longer and fail less often than their counterparts, maintaining quality within your application.
How are technical fabrics
used in interlinings?
Many clothing items contain a lining to maintain their shape, feel and appearance. Waistbands, collars and cuffs are parts of a garment that help to improve its fit and appearance. In order to maintain the integrity, stiffness and size, technical fabrics are placed within the lining and are designed to recover their natural shape throughout wear and after washing. Different technical attributes are required for different applications, for example a heavier, stiffer lining would be used in a heavy coat in comparison to a lightweight soft lining in a casual shirt. Interlinings can also be used to provide comfort and handle within apparel, with breathable linings used in sportswear and cushioned facings for footwear.
Over 30 years we’ve developed quite the portfolio of technical fabrics. But we don’t stop there, we apply our expertise in coating and conversion to create interlinings designed for the demands of the application. We tweak a few things here and there to manipulate the properties of the finished product to the client’s specification including: Weight, strength, integrity, flexibility, thickness, fusibility, durability and adhesion. Once we’re completely satisfied with the performance and durability of our fabric we cut, trim and slit it to your desired roll length, size or shape.
We also produce a range of slotted and un-slotted tapes, in both fusible and plain formats as stiffening for waist bands and hems.
We take pride in supplying performance fabrics to compliment your quality garments. Our clients include a range of wholesalers, independent retailers and fashion brands alike because we’re flexible and accommodating. The same care and attention goes into every order, no matter how big or small. It’s what’s kept us at the top of our game for more than 30 years. Today you’ll find our interlinings in coats, saris, footwear and sportswear as well as waistbands, cuffs and collars.