Stretch Denim Fabric
Hyde Park Denim is a leading supplier of American made denim. There is nothing else quite like stretch denim fabric, which is comprised of a small percentage of an elastic material. Typically, the additional type of elastic is spandex. This material will dry faster than average and is highly elastic, meaning it reforms to the initial shape after it stretches.
The Story of Spandex
The manufacturing of stretch denim has to incorporate an elastic component. Spandex is a common synthetic fiber found in a large percentage of today's clothing and used in the denim fabric to create the required elasticity. Its origin dates back to the World War II, when scientists were attempting to invent a material that was comparable to rubber. At the time, rubber that already existed was being used for military equipment. Synthetic spandex fibers were eventually manufactured by Du Pont, who branded the material as “lyrca,” in the early 1960s.
Surprisingly, only a small percentage of spandex needs to be within the denim fabric in order to create a significant stretching capacity. Only about 3% of spandex is used to create about a 15% rate of elasticity. However, by incorporating this feature, the wearing lifespan of the garment will be shortened.
Since being introduced in the marketplace, spandex has been combined with many other materials, including denim, allowing for the "stretching" concept. Spandex is noted for its ability to greatly stretch, while at the same time maintaining durability. As a result, the material is not only commonly found in denim clothing, but also frequently a major component of sportswear for athletes.
Understanding the Material
Unique properties are present in elastic spandex material. The fibers which construct the fabric contain polymer strands, which consist of two separate types. One is long and amorphous, which means it does not have a clearly defined shape and causes softness. The other type is short and rigid. While the rigid segments provide structure, they are broken when force is implemented. This is when the amorphous segments come into play. They stretch and become longer. Once they are as long as possible, the short rigid strands strengthen by bonding. When a force is removed from application, the fibers will go back to the original form.
At Hyde Park, we have the stretch denim fabric for which you are looking. All of our fabrics originate from the top mills in the world. Whether you are searching for materials that will be used for a DIY project to upholster furniture or you are an entrepreneur ready to start a clothing business, all the fabrics you could want are at Hyde Park.
Stretch Denim Fabric Supplier
Hyde Park Denim has years of experience in the field and provides clients across the country with high quality stretch denim fabric by the yard. We are a leading supplier of wholesale stretch denim fabric and welcome orders of all sizes. For more information regarding our array of denim cloth, please contact us today. We will gladly answer any questions you may have about our stretch denim fabric. We are the go-to spot for home sewers, DIY'ers and small and large manufacturers looking for affordably priced stretch denim fabric.