Fabric Glossary

Premium Cotton Duck

Premium Cotton Duck fabric is 100% cotton and is the traditional workwear fabric. It has a thick weave which makes it smooth, incredibly resistant to tearing from rough wear and is wind resistant.


Flex Duck consists of a 98% cotton and 2% spandex blend. It offers the same characteristics as our premium cotton duck but has added stretch/flex properties which provides the wearer with more freedom of movement when at work and play.

Bonded Duck

Bonded Duck has a 100% cotton face with a 100% polyester back. It provides all the same characteristics of our premium cotton duck with the added benefit of fleece on the inside. It also offers a high level of wind resistance and is enhanced with a water repellent finish on the face side of the fabric.

Poly Oxford

Our Polyester Oxford fabric has a strong basket weave making it resistant to tears and abrasion. It’s made up of 100% Polyester with 100% Polyurethane (waterproof/breathable) coating on the backside. Oxford fabric inherently offers great insulating properties and is naturally resistant to wrinkles.


Flannel is a warm and durable fabric that’s made from 100% cotton. Its brushed finish enables it to retain heat making it extremely warm and the brushed nap on the fabric gives it a soft and cozy feel.
It’s double pre-shrunk to make it easy to care for.

Flex Twill

Flex Twill is a blend of 98% cotton 2% spandex that is strong and hardwearing. Its compact cotton weave with added flex allows greater room to move when stretching, bending, crouching and moving around. The fabric is rugged and tear resistant and will last longer than traditional twill fabric.

Insulation Glossary


PrimaLoft® is a premium insulation. Its fibers are treated with a proprietary permanent finish that results in an inherent water repellency, allowing its insulations to keep the wearer warm, even in wet conditions.

3M™ Thinsulate™ Insulation

A 3M™ product known for creating warmth without adding weight. It helps trap body heat in, while allowing moisture to escape.

Feature Symbol Glossary

You’ll find these symbols and product features within our product descriptions. This guide will help you understand what they mean.

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Water Repellent

Our water resistant fabric is treated with finishes to prevent water from penetrating it. Rain, snow and liquid that hits it will bead off the surface making it roll away / shake off with ease.

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Waterproof Breathable

All of our waterproof breathable fabrics have a Polyurethane barrier on the back side of the fabric to prevent water from passing through to your skin and it prevents the absorption of water or liquids. This same barrier will also allow air to pass from the skin through the coating & fabric to aid in comfort and dryness.

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Wind Repellent

Wind resistance is engineered into our fabrics using a crafted weave construction and/or through added interior barriers. They help keep the wind out and the warmth in.

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Wicking properties draw moisture away from the body, to keep you cool & dry as you work.

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Stain Repellent

Stain repellent  refers to a special  finishing that helps prevent the penetration & absorption of water based stains and spills. It is designed to create a barrier on the fabrics surface, allowing liquids to bead up, and roll off instead of being absorbed, thereby minimizing the risk of permanent staining.

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Stretch (Flex) Fabric

Flex fabrics are engineered to allow for greater stretch, added comfort and increased range of movement.

The stretch or flex is either engineered into their construction, inherent within their fibre content, or both!

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Double Front

Double knee garments are crafted with two layers of shell fabric to create a double layer barrier where it’s needed most. This increases durability and the life of the garment.

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Knee Pad Pockets

Garments with knee pad pockets have a double knee feature that allows the wearer to insert a foam knee pad into the bottom opening of the patch with ease. The pockets feature stitch reinforcements to help keep the knee pads secure and in place.

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Waterproof Seat and Knees

A waterproof barrier is added to the interior of the garment in the seat and knee areas. This barrier prevents snow and water from penetrating through to help keep people dry in snow or damp conditions. We further enhance the barrier with seal tape at the back rise to ensure no water seeps through at the butt seam.

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360 Stretch Waist

360 stretch waist provides stretch, comfort and full range of movement throughout the waistband.

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Embellishment Friendly

Embellishment Friendly garments make it easy for a logo to be added; be it embroidery, screen printing or embossing. Some garments allow access through the carefully planned design of the garment and others include embroidery access zippers.

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Reflective Material

Segmented tape is a heat transfer process applied to garments. There’s no thread and restrictions making for a more comfortable fit. It’s generally used on lightweight items and provides the same performance as reflective tape.

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Reflective Enhancements

Reflective enhancements are small hits of reflective materials to add increased visibility.

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Seam Sealed

Taped seams enhances garments to ensure the wearer stays dry. Every critical seam is secured on the interior with a waterproof taping to ensure no water will seep through at the seams. This gives the garment a full waterproof rating.

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Industrial Laundry

All of our industrial laundry garments are durable enough to withstand frequent washing through industrial laundry facilities. They’re perfect for uniforms.

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Tunnel Dry

Tunnel dry garments are built specifically to withstand the rigors of industrial finishing by uniform company laundries.