FABRIC GUIDE

High quality, unique fabrics and yarns are the foundation of our business. Kestin and the team search the world, working together with mills to discover and develop innovative, sustainable options that excite us and bring extra depth and functionality to our designs.

SCOTTISH HYBRID AERO WAXED COTTON

SCOTTISH HYBRID AERO WAXED COTTON

CONTENT - 100% cotton hybrid aero

WEIGHT
– 8.6oz

ORIGIN - Scotland

FEATURES – Dry handle, durable, structured, tightly woven

This fabric choice embodies Kestin's pursuit of the best of Scottish design and textiles. The print has been developed with Scottish mill Halley Stevensons and inspired by the work of Scottish textile designer Bernat Klein. Halley Stevensons are the world’s leading manufacturers and innovators in waxed and weatherproofed fabrics. All their dyeing and finishing is ‘under one roof’ based at Baltic Works in Dundee, Scotland. The hybrid aero waxed cotton has a light/cool feel and lived-in appearance. Hybrid aero is a combination of the driest wax fabric and a soft/tumble finishing, a unique lightweight alternative to a traditional wax fabric.

 GARMENT-DYED ITALIAN CLOTH

CONTENT - 74% PA/26% Cotton

WEIGHT – 5.8oz

ORIGIN - Italy

FEATURES – light weight, crisp, two tone, matt

Kestin is known for sourcing technical fabrics with unique finishes. This garment-dyed Italian cotton/nylon has a paper touch quality with an ultra-tight weaving construction, giving it a slight crinkled texture. Its technical handle and the garment dyeing treatment results in a three dimensional appearance.

TECHNICAL GARMENT-DYED ITALIAN CLOTH
SCOTTISH HYBRID AERO WAXED COTTON

CUSTOM PRINT TENCEL

CONTENT - 100% Tencel

WEIGHT – 5.5oz

ORIGIN – Portugal

FEATURES - Light, soft, fluid, breathable, sustainable, saturated colour

A custom-printed 100% Tencel. The bold custom print commissioned by Kestin is inspired by the abstract artwork and textiles of famous Scottish textile designer and artist Bernat Klein. Developed and woven in one of Portugal’s leading manufacturers established in 1981, the cloth is soft, strong and breathable. Tencel, is an environmentally friendly fabric. Similar in handle to viscose, it is also made from plant cellulose. Tencel is soft to touch and has a great drape. It has an entirely transparent supply chain and the fibres come from renewable sources and is made using non toxic solvents using a 'closed loop production' meaning 99.6% of the solvents are captured and recycled in biological recycling plants.  

PREMIUM WATER REPELLENT ITALIAN COTTON/NYLON

CONTENT - 74% NY/26% Cotton PFC free

WEIGHT – 5.8oz

ORIGIN - Italy

FEATURES – Water repellent, breathable, durable

This cloth is one of our star performers and used time and time again due to its durability and premium feel. The fabric is lightweight, with a technical handle and unique texture, it’s matt and slightly textured. The fact that it is both water repellent and breathable makes it an ideal option to keep on hand to be used across different seasons.

TECHNICAL GARMENT-DYED ITALIAN CLOTH
SCOTTISH HYBRID AERO WAXED COTTON

CRUSHED COTTON SEERSUCKER

CONTENT - 98% CO/2% elastane.

WEIGHT – 3.5oz

ORIGIN – Portugal

FEATURES – Light, crinkled, breathable, soft handle

Woven in one of Portugal's most prestigious mills these cotton specialists were founded in 1958. The cloth is high quality, light but strong, and its crushed handle gives it amazing texture and character. Working well across shirtings and shorts, its designed perfectly for comfort during the summer months.

HEAVY WEIGHT JERSEY

CONTENT – 100% Cotton

WEIGHT – 14oz

ORIGIN - Portugal

FEATURES – Tactile, soft, durable, fluid

Our premium loopback cotton jersey has been selected for its superior levels of breathability and then garment dyed for extra character. Made in Portugal from 100% cotton, the high specification is paired with an innovative knitting pattern that ensure superior levels of breathability despite the added weight.

TECHNICAL GARMENT-DYED ITALIAN CLOTH