Fabrics with names like Trevira, Finess, leatherette, Tactel, Diolen Sportant are made of polyester or polyamide. These synthetics provide endlessly long individual fibres that are ten times finer than a silk worm’s thread. Such fine threads produce such dense fabrics that they are impervious to wind and rain but still let out the skin’s steamy dampness (sweat) i.e. they are breathable because they do not absorb the sweat but conduct it to the outside where it evaporates, keeping the skin pleasantly dry. Micro-fibre fabrics are extremely soft and light, and they also have all the other good qualities of other synthetics e.g. they are easy-care and do not tear.
Micro-fibre care: micro-fibres can be machine-washed with fine detergent, on the delicate cycle and up to 40 degrees C. Do not spin or dry in the drier, but hang up to dry. Only press with a warm iron (silk setting).
Important: Do not add any softener because the fabric will lose its waterproofing qualities.