What is Melton Wool? On the Toughest and Arguably Warmest Woolen
There’s denim, there’s selvedge denim. There’s leather, there’s shell cordovan leather. There’s wool, and then, there’s Melton Wool. When it comes to woolen cloth, Melton wool is most amongst the most robust and sought after. Due to its thick, dense weave, Melton wool is often deployed on archetypal naval garments like CPO shirts and peacoats.
But what makes Melton wool so, Melton? To answer that question, we’re taking a moment to shine the spotlight on the mighty Melton and how it got so darn thick.
What is Melton Wool?
Melton wool is a cloth made of wool that’s woven in a twill form. Typically thick and rigid with a fuzzy surface, Melton wool is often used to make more robust, substantial products like outerwear and blankets.
Because of its dense, quasi-felted texture, Melton wool frays minimally or not at all. As well as being super warm, it also has water-wicking properties and is fairly wind resistant, making it the most weatherproof of all woolen cloth.
How Is Melton Wool Made?
Wool scouring. Image via Revolana.
Melton wool is heavily ‘fulled’, a wool making process eliminates oils, dirt, and other impurities, and makes it thicker. Fulling involves two processes: scouring and milling. Scouring is a treatment process that removes all wool contaminants like oil and dirt from the fabric, while milling (also known as thickening) increases the thickness and compactness of woven or knitted wool by subjecting it to moisture, heat, and friction. In ancient times, fulling was carried out by the pounding of the woolen cloth with a club, or even with the fuller’s feet or hands.
A Brief History of Melton Wool
Women fulling wool cloth in the late eighteenth century via Wikipedia
The history of Melton wool making goes back centuries in England, Scotland, and Wales. Melton wool was first produced in the Leicestershire town of Melton Mowbray. At the time, this small east-midlands town was the national hotspot for fox-hunting and other outdoor sports. The weatherproof qualities of Melton wool made it the ideal cloth for producing hunting jackets, including the archetypal scarlet and black fox hunting jacket.
Melton Mowbray and its surrounding areas became a hub for wool production, and the recipe for Melton wool spread far and wide across the British Isles. The name Melton wool stuck, though, and that humble little town remains the namesake of one of the toughest fabrics out there to this very day.
Print of wool fullers in the mid 18th century via Amazon
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I’ve found that coating fabrics are perhaps the most mysterious of all substrates. This installment of Fabric Files will focus on wool melton as a great option for tailored, handmade outerwear.
Wool melton might be the most recognizable of all winter coat fabrics, though many refer to it simply as “wool”. Wool melton is a luxurious outerwear fabric with a few characteristics that make it ideal for cold weather wear.
Wool Melton Characteristics
Wool melton is a thick, dense fabric with a soft brushed surface. This felted and brushed fabric is smooth and flat to the touch. Wool melton is tightly woven and the weave is not highly visible to the naked eye because of the felting process.
Below is a photo of the grey wool melton. It’s pliable with a slight amount of drape.
Wool melton is a great fabric for keeping your body warmth in and the cold temperatures out. The tightly woven and felted fibers also keep snow and light rain from penetrating the fabric.
Wool melton fabric is rarely made of 100% wool fibers. This substrate is often blended with rayon, polyester or acrylic.
How to Prep Wool Melton
Any fabric with wool fiber will be prone to shrinkage when exposed to steam and extreme heat. Before sewing with wool melton steam your fabric well to prevent further shrinkage. I dry-cleaned my wool melton prior to sewing and requested that they applied extra steam during the process.
If you don’t want to shell out the extra bucks for dry-cleaning, you can use the wool setting on your iron and steam the fabric well.
I also recommend applying a high quality interfacing to your wool melton pattern pieces around the armscyes and neckline. Wool has the tendency to stretch out when our bodies heat up, so these locations are especially important to reinforce.
How to Sew with Wool Melton
Wool melton is a surprisingly easy fabric to sew with. Because of its dense, felted texture this fabric frays minimally or not at all. And because the wool melton is so thick, stitches sink into the fabric and become somewhat invisible. Thus, a little wonky topstitching will likely go unnoticed.
I sew wool melton with a universal needle and polyester all-purpose thread. Use a normal or slightly longer straight stitch for this hefty fabric.
It’s important to grade (i.e. trim) your seam allowances when sewing with wool melton to reduce bulky seams. I recommend grading down to 1/8″, especially around curves.
How to Care for Wool Melton
Despite its hefty hand, wool melton is a delicate fabric that requires a few extra precautions. Never machine wash your wool melton garments. Instead, dry clean them or carefully hand wash them in cold water with a gentle soap. But since wool melton is most often sewn up into outerwear, the fabric needs be cleaned rarely.
Always use your wool (or a medium/cool) setting on your iron when pressing wool. Wool fabric responds well to steam and is easy to shape around darts or princess seams.
How to Buy Wool Melton
A few of you have mentioned that it’s a struggle to source nice wool melton fabric. And I agree, it’s somewhat rare. Many small, independent fabric shops don’t carry much inventory for one reason: its expensive.
Because of its thick wool makeup, wool melton is one of the pricier fabrics you’ll find. You can expect to pay between $15 and $40 per yard for this fine fabric. Keep in mind that you’re paying for a high quality, mostly natural fabric that will last for decades (yes, decades).
Think of your handmade outerwear as an investment. Skimping on the inputs will only result in a garment that will wear out faster. Plus, a nicer wool melton has a noticeably better appearance and hand.
Wool melton is often sold in solid colors, although it can be found in plaids and prints. The most diverse selection of wool melton fabric can be found in a handful of online retailers. Some offer swatches so that you can touch the fabric before making the investment.
Garments Best Suited for Wool Melton
Coat and vests are the natural choice for this substrate. A lightweight wool melton would work for a fall or spring jacket as well.
I recommend lining your wool melton outerwear with crepe de chine, silk charmeuse, or rayon challis. Both will provide a soft, luxurious feel to the inside of your coats and jackets.
Don’t fear wool melton because of the steep price tag. It’s an easy substrate to sew with and will reward you with years of protection against the coldest of temperatures. Happy sewing!
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Italian Melton Wool
The history of Italian Melton wool making goes back hundreds of years in England, Scotland and wales. Melton wool was first produced in the Lancashire town of Melton Mowbray. The town and surrounding areas became a hub for the popular wool production, which was used by people from all walks of life from necessities like blankets to luxuries like fitted coats.
The making of the wool itself is steeped in tradition. The long process it took to create lengths of high quality fabric took many workers to complete each batch. The wool is woven into a twill formation, then napped to raise the fibres then closely sheered to give a smooth finish. After the sheets of fabric were produced they then had to be turned into the dense, heavy wool Melton was so well known for. This laborious task was known as fulling which was made up of two main processes, scouring and thickening.
Scouring was the cleaning process; In Roman time’s urine was used to cleanse the cloth as the ammonia got rid of any grease, dirt and insects. Much later in medieval England a type of clay was used to de-grease and cleanse the cloth, this clay commonly known as fullers clay had large quantities of aluminium silicate which cut though the grime and was used in the washing process.
Teams of women would take a length of cloth and literally pound the fabric with their feet, hands or wooden clubs to compress the woollen fibres until a thick closely packed cloth is created. This process results in making the wool weatherproof against the harsher elements of our weather. Traditionally the fulling women would sing songs to keep up the rhythm of the work, starting slow as the first part was quite a chore, and speeding up the songs as the possess got easier. But just to make it more tricky, I was seen as bad luck if you aver repeated a song or a verse in each batch made, so hundreds of songs were created just for this ancient method of fulling!
Interesting fact; after the whole cleaning process was done, the wool had to be dried naturally and to prevent shrinking the cloth was placed on large frame called a tenter. The cloth was suspended and held in place with hooks to stretch the fabric until it dried. So when you describe being held in suspense and “waiting on tenterhooks”, this is where the originated from.
Ironically the two most iconic uses of Melton wool in the 18th and 19th century were items of clothing used by people on opposite ends of the class spectrum, but for the same reason, weatherproofing.
As much as it is frowned upon today, foxhunting is integrated into the upper class English history. The iconic frock coats worn whilst on horseback were, and still are traditionally made from Melton wool. The leaders of the hunt wore the deep dyed bright scarlet jackets which have become an iconic symbol of the hunting elite. When out riding in the countryside in the typical English unpredictable weather, a fabric was needed to protect from the cold, wind and showers so the thick Melton wool was ideal. The tailoring of the jacket was fitted to the wearer; this of course added extra cost to the coat along with the rich scarlet dying process.
On the other end of the spectrum, the working class men of England also needed to be weatherproofed, and for a good reason. A Large proportion of work available was outdoors. The population was growing, towns were spreading and houses, shops and factories needed to be built. The donkey jacket was designed for the working class man for practical outdoor work. The jacket was traditionally made from Melton wool with leather on the shoulders, this shoulder protection essential for when building materials were carried on their shoulders, protecting the fabric of the jacket and the wearer. The coat was not tailored to the wearer, the shape had to be loose to aid movement, luckily this one size fits all design kept the costs down and the black dye used was not quite as pricey as the bright scarlet.
Because of its weatherproofing qualities, Melton wool was also the go to fabric for many kinds of official military wear. From beautify crafted and decorative military wear in the 1600s and onwards to the sleeker minimalised modern version. Wool was used in the military uniforms of many different countries all throughout Europe and further afield, the tough durability teamed with its wear ability proved an ideal fabric for combat and formal wear and is still used today in uniforms worldwide.
The British Army, RAF and Royal Navy especially benefit from the weather proofing properties of Melton wool for their uniforms. The classic style of coat worn at sea called the “Pea coat” became so popular for its durability and its design that the contemporary fashion version has hardly changed and is still worn as a timeless classic.
The Italian Blend
The production of Melton wool gained popularity in Europe in the last century, particularly In Germany and Italy. In Italy the process of Melton wool has developed some of the highest quality fabrics for the fashion industry from thick durable wool used for overcoats and capes to fine lightweight wool used for skirts and trousers.
The wool produces can range in composition from 100% and lower, the very popular blends used for clothing are around 50% wool with an acrylic and polyester blend. The Italian Melton wool we stock here in Fabric UK comes straight from manufacturers in Italy with the composition of;
55% wool -30% polyester-10% acrylic
The classic shades of the Italian Melton wool are a collection of rich deep tones. Various cool tones of grey are available along with warm shades of brown and beige.
The stronger colours in the collection are rich berry reds and burgundy tones, classic deep navy blue, dark greens from olive to forest and even a brighter turquoise.
We have the new collection arriving from Italy very soon, when we get the new colours we will post new images of the collection ready for you to view and choose.
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Wool is extremely versatile as suiting material. Winter season is the most pleasant and even difficult season not because temperature falls down and people feel cold but the people have to choose among the attires that make them look stylish. In order to keep themselves warm and cozy they can go for the Melton wool. This type of fabric has the inherent resistance to heat and flame which makes it a fabric of choice for upholstery. It ignites at a higher temperature than many fabrics including cotton. It has a lower rate of flame spread, and does not melt or drip; moreover, its char is insulating and self-extinguishing. Wool carpets are, therefore, favored for high safety environments such as trains and aircrafts. Wool is also found ideal for soft furnishings because of the comfort and warmth it extends.
You can find different collections of Melton wool fabric like brown wool fabric Melton wool, light gray, bankers gray, carpet blue, charcoal gray, dark burgundy, heather blue, purple coating, true red etc. You can see its smooth surface and a definite weave pattern. These are available in different price range. The appearance of the wool fabric is very soft and gives the look of body. This fabric is wrinkle free which have superior quality. Wool fabric is the most durable one which does not loses its shine even after dry cleaning. As the poor conductor of heat it keeps itself very warm in cold weather. It is better to use thin apparel of wool for heat conduction properties.
In case of brown wool fabric, the fabric width is 60+ inches wide with solid color. These are suitable for accessories — bags/purses, accessories — gloves/mittens, accessories — hats, apparel — blazer/suits, apparel — coat/jacket, apparel — dress, apparel — everyday clothing, bedding, blankets/throws, costume, crafts, upholstery.
The lofty appearance of this type fabric can even make a blend look great. Other fabrics are usually measured according to how wool looks hence it is widely accepted as a quality standard. The type and percentage of wool used in a blend is very important, as it will determine the final look and feel of the final fabric.
Wool is unique in that it is able to absorb up to twenty percent of its weight in moisture and water before it is saturated. This is the main reason why wool is best for winters and wet climates, and is excellent in blends as well. It will keep the wearer warm and dry even in moist rainy conditions.
Since natural fiber wool has very poor heat conduction, it works well in keeping the wearer warm in cold climates. It will keep body heat inside, therefore, minimizing heat loss. The still air within the coat is gradually warmed, so it provides the body with a microclimate of warm air for long durations. When compared to cotton, a thin woolen coat will be much better than a thick cotton one due to the differences in heat conduction.
It is great at retaining its shape over a long period of time. The fabric is usually shrunk and expansion resistant with washes like other fibers. However, great care should be taken to ensure it stays in good shape for longer and looks good.
This material is so durable and flexible that it can be bent more than twenty thousand times without tearing, whereas, cotton can only be bent seven times. However, if you want the woolen product to last longer, you have to take very good care of it. Wool fits everywhere and will serve the owner very well as long as they take care of it.
You can find the best collection of Melton wool fabric from the online store at an affordable price.
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Coats fabrics wholesale – soft Melton
Wholesale coat fabrics. Melton – extra-class textiles
Melton is a kind of cloth for sewing outerwear. Has a smooth matte surface with a short pile tightly adhering to the base. During visual examination and tactile contact, the characteristic softness is captivating, in French – “molten”. Thanks to the twill weave of the yarn, the fabric acquires a density of texture with a tangible preservation of elasticity. Such a reserve of consumer qualities meets the tasks of mass tailoring of high-quality coats and jackets.
It is convenient to buy coat fabrics on the Internet
The Bosphorus Textile website presents a collection of Melton fabrics in calm classic solid colors, which are seasonal trends and are popular with a wide range of consumers. Many of the colors are perfectly combined with each other, making it possible to create combined models of outerwear.
Advantages of Melton coat fabric:
- is plastic;
- does not wrinkle well;
- draped effectively;
- excellent heat insulator;
- does not roll;
- repels dust and moisture.
Melton coat products look spectacular, look expensive, do not constrain movements, allow air to pass through, do not create difficulties in care. The listed properties contain all the prerequisites to interest representatives of the sewing business, wholesale buyers of outerwear.
Buy wholesale Melton coat fabric
Always convenient in Bosporus Fabrics at a pleasant and favorable price for your business. A wide range of colors is presented on our website, which consists of monochromatic fabrics that reflect the tastes of the classically oriented consumer.In width, the rolls belong to the widespread format – 150-154 cm. Each roll contains 50 linear meters. Weight: 575 g / m2. The most pleasant bonus is attached to all of the above – the wholesale price.
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The Bosfor Textile online store offers to buy wholesale coat fabric in an assortment of colors at the most affordable prices in Ukraine.Add related products to your order: lining fabrics, threads, accessories wholesale, providing your sewing business with quality raw materials and accessories for the production of outerwear. And also choose wholesale and other types of overcoat fabrics: cashmere, melton, polyviscose, boiled wool, overcoat fabrics with designs.
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centuries-old traditions of warmth and comfort
Molton: centuries-old traditions of warmth and comfort
Modern textiles often bear an old name, but at the same time their composition and properties are fundamentally different from the material that became its prototype. However, the Molton fabric, also known as Molton, Melton, Melton, Multon, is practically no different from the one that was made three centuries ago – it is still made only from natural fibers, has a rep texture and fluffy pile, is warm and soft. …
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History and production method
Not everyone is familiar with molton fabric, what it is and how it is made. There is no consensus about the origin of this name either. According to the most common version, it is based on the French word “mollet”, that is, “soft”. According to another, the name is associated with the English city of Melton, a wool processing center where the famous melton castor cloth was made.
Initially, only woolen cloth woven from combed yarn using the twill weave method was called molton.
Its feature was diagonal ribs and low fluffy pile on the front side. This warm material was highly valued and was used mainly for the manufacture of outerwear, especially for women and children. It was most fashionable in the 18th century, and can often be seen in portraits of that period, depicting the Russian nobility.
Later, this textile began to be made from cotton, often in plain weave, but still with a warm thick pile. As a rule, the molton was made from light monochromatic yarn, but sometimes it was also based on melange threads.Such fabric was used for warm clothes and linen, later they began to make elegant and cozy blankets and bedspreads from it.
Properties and applications
Although nowadays there are a lot of naped canvases on sale for every taste and wallet, the antique molton is in no hurry to give up its positions and enjoys the well-deserved attention of fashion designers, especially when creating collections of children’s clothing, since naturalness is currently highly valued. The main advantages of both woolen and cotton fabrics are:
- strength and durability;
- ability to retain heat well and protect from wind;
- Comfortable to the touch, especially for cotton fabrics;
- beautiful view;
- no peeling;
- low crease;
- noise absorption.
Wool fleece is used for making warm clothes, blankets, as well as acoustic textiles in studios and in the manufacture of musical instruments. Cotton pile fabric is ideal for babies, it is used for clothes, linen, bedding, as a warm lining, etc.
To preserve a beautiful fluffy bristle, this material should be washed in a gentle mode, using mild detergents . To prevent the products from shrinking, the water temperature should not exceed 30 degrees.The molton is ironed from the inside out, in a slightly underdried state, at a temperature corresponding to the composition of the fibers.
Fabric molton – what is it, description, composition and application
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Molton fabric, similar to thick flannel, has several more names: molton, melton, melton and multon. She has a long history, because they learned how to make this fabric back in the 17th century.Nevertheless, the properties and composition were preserved, as in the first samples.
Description and properties
Perhaps many did not know about the material Molton, what it is, how it looks and where it is used. So, molton is a matte canvas made from natural raw materials. It is a soft and delicate fabric with double-sided brushes made of cotton or woolen fibers. Fluffy pile retains heat, and the rep texture forms a relief pattern of the base. The density index varies from 160 to 300 g / m.sq. The material is made often smoothly colored. However, there are bright, multicolored and decorated options with an ornament or pattern.
Molton is in demand in the production of bedspreads and blankets. The fabric is also suitable for clothes of the autumn off-season.
Natural raw materials keep the natural heat balance, which eliminates overheating of the body or sweating. The pliability and elasticity of Molton prevents crushing and deformation. Comfort combines well with functionality and attractiveness.
Initially, the concept of molton was understood as a woolen, pile fabric. At one time, flannel was considered a kind of cotton composition. Today, this is the name of a woven or knitted fabric, regardless of the content of fibers and structure, but always flannel texture. Modern designs of molton contain additives of polyester and elastane to improve properties.
History of appearance
The name “molton” has several versions explaining its origin.Although there is still no consensus. More popular is the version indicating that this material originated in France and is named after the word “mollet”, which means “soft”. Another version connects the name with the English center for the production of cloth Melton. It was in this city that the production of castor cloth, known all over the world, began.
In the early days after the appearance, the molton was a cloth made of wool, which was woven from worsted yarn, which is strong and smooth. The thread, uniform in thickness, made it possible to obtain high-quality material with a pleasant texture and fluffy fleece.The basis was made up of light, monochromatic yarn, bleached or dyed in one color. Melange raw materials were used much less frequently.
The method of weaving the threads was twill. The finished canvas was covered with pile with diagonal ribs underneath. The fabric was used for sewing warm outerwear and underwear. Most often, the products were intended for women and children. The material was expensive. Warm blankets and fancy bedspreads were made later.
The peak of popularity of Molton in Russia fell on the 18th century, which is confirmed by portraits of noble people of this historical period.The fabric was an element of prestige. Elegant clothes were sewn from thin types of linen, and outer ones from dense ones.
Over time, fabrics were also made from cotton fibers, and the weaving of threads became plain. Here are just a dense, thick pile has been preserved.
The textile industry offers a wide range of brushed fabrics. Nevertheless, the molton is as popular as it was many years ago. Antique material does not go unnoticed by fashion designers.He is always present in the collections of adult and children’s clothing. After all, naturalness is always in the price.
The main advantages of both woolen and cotton linen include:
- Natural composition.
- External appeal.
- High ability to keep warm.
- Reliable protection against wind and cold.
- Comfortable tactile sensation.
- Strength and durability.
- Ability to absorb moisture and allow air to pass through.
- High density, making the canvas opaque.
- Form stability.
- Noise absorption property.
- Reliable protection against light and sound penetration.
- The fabric does not roll or wrinkle.
- Easy to wash and maintain performance for a long time.
- Only positive feedback from users.
Woolen molton is used in the production of blankets and warm clothing for adults and children.Molton quilted bedspreads are beautiful and practical. Suitable for cribs and adult rooms. A variety of colors and patterns allows you to choose a product of the desired shade and style.
Stage molten is used in the manufacture of backdrops and decorations. Its matte surface does not reflect light or shine. As an economy option, it can replace velvet when sewing curtains and wings. However, it does not have such a depth of color and rich appearance.
Due to its sound-insulating properties, the fabric is used as an acoustic textile in recording studios and in the production of musical instruments.
As for the cotton molton, it is ideal for babies and for sewing underwear for children, because it is skin-friendly and hygroscopic. It makes linen, bedding sets, cozy suits and blouses, warm and dense lining.
Preservation of fluffy bristles and attractive properties of the material will ensure proper care.
- Molton items are washed by hand or in a typewriter turned on in a gentle mode. Detergents should be mild.
- To prevent shrinkage, the water heating temperature should be limited to 30 °.
- You will rarely need to iron molton products. If necessary, ironing is carried out from the seamy side of a slightly damp product. The temperature controller is set to the appropriate position for the fiber type.
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Finding the perfect coat is difficult.That is why many people decide to simply sew to order the model that will fit perfectly on the figure and meet all wishes. The basis for sewing is overcoat fabric. Among the variety of options, most choose melton.
This material can be purchased on the website https://www.bosfor.ua/shop/melton/. We offer both a wholesale purchase for sewing workshops and production, and a retail purchase, if you want to create a product for yourself.
Melton is the perfect choice for women’s coat.The catalog contains a wide variety of colors and shades. These are bright and juicy options, delicate pastel colors, as well as light and dark fabrics, so that you can create an image for every taste.
The popularity of this material is due to the following characteristics:
- • Unique appearance. Here are juicy shades and attractive texture.
• Tactile sensations. To the touch, this is a delicate soft canvas in which you will be comfortable.
• Heat. Excellent heat retention rates, outerwear made of this fabric will be comfortable even in bad weather.
• Freedom of movement. It is comfortable to walk in a melton coat, there is no feeling of stiffness.
• Durability. The fabric does not roll over time, it is quite strong and flexible.
• Easy to clean. The material repels moisture and dust, so the coat will always be clean, and in case of contamination it will be enough to clean it at home.
Melton makes it easy to create the perfect coat to your liking. The material is easily draped, it is the basis for many models.Classic shades will be fashionable for many years, the thing will become the basis of the autumn wardrobe for both young girls and women.
Advantages of the online store
The main objective of this online store is to satisfy all the needs of the customers. There is an opportunity to purchase fabrics of excellent quality at an affordable price; additional discounts are available for wholesale buyers. With such material, the business will begin to flourish, everyone wants to get a stylish comfortable coat, the demand will increase significantly.
In the online store you can buy everything you need to create unique products. There are coat fabrics, lining, threads and various accessories. The automated warehouse provides a state-of-the-art level of service to save valuable customer time. You can shop here quickly and conveniently.
Pea jacket features: cut, collar and buttons
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Pea Coat is a coat with a naval past, relevant present and quite promising future.The history of this coat goes back almost three centuries, but, nevertheless, it remains in demand to this day. What is it that attracts fashionistas so much? Let’s try to figure out the details.
Nuances of style
Pea Coat is a wool pea jacket. It can be described as a straight, cropped coat of a special cut, with certain easily recognizable nuances. Among them are: double-breasted cut; six large buttons made of wood, plastic or metal; wide turn-down collar with lapels; welt straight or slant pockets.Traditional colors are dark blue or gray; composition of dense and very warm wool.
Original Montgomery Pea Coat Navy Blue
Original Montgomery Gray Pea Coat Charcoal
In the past, the Pea Coat was fastened not with six, but with eight buttons (some models have retained this feature to this day).
The buttons of uniform American pea coats were engraved with an image of an anchor surrounded by thirteen stars. The stars symbolized the thirteen colonies that formed the United States, but shortly before World War II, their images were removed, leaving only anchors.
Button with anchor and stars on a pea jacket
Now Pea Coat can be equipped with any buttons you want. The wide Pea Coat collar is intended to replace the hood that is missing from the coat: in bad weather it can be raised and thereby protect the neck and ears from the wind. Pea jacket pockets are designed specifically to keep your hands warm: they were even called hand warmer pockets.
Pros and Cons
The Pea Coat is made of special melton wool.In modern models, its content in the composition of the material varies about seventy-five percent. The thing is that melton is a very dense and rather heavy wool, so a product made of it has a rather tangible weight.
Melton wool for making pea jackets
Among the properties of the pea coat, one more small drawback can be noted – it is unsuitable in rainy weather, because, firstly, it does not have a hood, and secondly, it is sewn from materials that get wet easily in bad weather.But all the other properties of Pea Coat will delight its owner: it is an exceptionally warm coat that can be worn both in autumn and winter. Plus, the Pea Coat has a versatile style to go with any wardrobe, creating a trendy and fun look.
Types of fabrics made from natural and artificial fibers
Alpaca, Wool – Long, quality hair from Alpaca Llama, South America. Soft, durable, shiny.
Angina – cotton or partly cotton fabric.Used for pillows, tarpaulins and more.
Angora, wool (Mohair) – wool of angora rabbit. Used for knitted garments.
Velvet is a soft fabric made of cotton, wool or linen. Used for shirts, dresses, nightgowns, bed sheets.
Barkhetin – cotton fabric for children’s, women’s and men’s clothing.
Batista – soft, thin, translucent fabric. It usually contains cotton. Used for blouses, children’s clothing, nightgowns.Made in France by Jean-Baptiste. The yarn is dense, solid or printed.
Bengal – light woolen fabric, natural or artificial silk, cotton. The threads are thick. Used for formal wear, curtains, bags.
Tarpaulin – strong, dense cotton fabric. It was originally used in shipping.
Brocade – the surface of the fabric is similar to jacquard, has a ginger pattern on a durable base. Used for evening dresses, upholstery.
Brooch – fabric with intricate knitted shapes on the surface and brocade.
Boucle is a wool fabric with a long structure. It can be made of linen, natural or artificial silk. Used for suits, sportswear and dresses.
Boiled wool – knitted fabric, rough, may shrink during washing. It retains heat, is elastic, but dissolves over time. Used for sweaters and coats.
Suede is a soft knitted or woven fabric with a thick fluffy surface. Used for coats, sportswear, casual wear.
Vidlon – polyamide fiber. Very durable, flexible. Used for knitted garments, curtains, blouses, ties.
Vinyl – knitted or woven fabric made of artificial fibers. Added vinyl to make it look like rubber or leather. Used for coats, raincoats, draperies.
Gabardine is a durable medium to heavy fabric woven diagonally from wool or artificial fabrics. Used for sportswear, suits and coats.
Gradel – cotton fabric for aprons and sheets.
Upholstery – heavy, stiff fabric, surface like jacquard. Has a striking pattern on both sides of the fabric. Used for tablecloths, handkerchiefs, curtains, upholstery.
Lace is a decorative, openwork fabric, very luxurious. Used for blouses, dresses, curtain rods, curtains.
Denim – durable cotton fabric or in combination with cotton. It has a colored surface and a base of white threads. Used for jeans and sportswear.
Deftin – soft, thin, fluffy fabric for dresses.
Etamin – cotton fabric, coarse fabric. Used for embroidery.
Jacquard – fabric with figures, fabric of jacquard loom. Embossed to the touch – the varieties of jacquard are upholstery, brocade, upholstery fabric.
Jersey – smooth, lightweight fabric, matt. Used for dresses, shirts, tracksuits and underwear.
Georgette is a thin fabric based on chemical fibers, wool or silk.
Velvet is a shiny fabric made of silk or artificial fibers.It is also made from cotton. Used for jackets, formal wear, dressing gowns, draperies and upholstery.
Camel hair is a hard wool of black or dark brown color. The upper down is lighter. For coats and blankets.
Tarpaulin – strong, heavy fabric, flat, made of cotton or synthetic fabric. Used for sportswear, accessories.
Porridge – merino wool fabric. Used for costumes.
Cashmere is a lightweight fabric with a glossy surface reminiscent of silk.Used for blouses, dresses, pajamas.
Crepe – has a corrugated surface of highly twisted threads. Used for blouses, dresses and underwear.
Crepe strap – thin cotton or partially cotton fabric with stripes. Used for swimwear and sportswear.
Cretonne – has a grainy surface, a kind of cotton. Used for clothes, curtains, pillowcases.
Lame – shiny metallic fabric made of metallic threads or in combination with other fabrics.Used for evening wear and accessories.
Loden – brown, oil-green or gray woolen fabric. Used for coats, jackets, sportswear.
Madras – cotton cage or striped iridescent colors. Used for sportswear.
Mako – thin cotton fabric of natural yellow color. Used for underwear.
Marquise is an almost transparent cotton fabric. Curtains and summer dresses are used.
Melton – thin woolen fabric, embossed on one side. They make men’s suits and coats from it. Named after Melton, England.
Microfiber – very fine fabric, draped and factory-made, washable. Breathable, waterproof. Used for outerwear and upholstery.
Moire – silk fabric in velveteen. Used for lining, dresses, furniture. It is made of acetate or water-printed rayon.
Muslin is a soft and very light fabric, thin, like cambric.Used for blouses, dresses and curtains. Nansuk is soft like cotton, like cambric but heavier fabric. Used for children’s clothing.
Oxford fabric – medium weight, with a smooth or rough surface. Has a colored base and additional white threads. Used for shirts.
Organza is a thin transparent fabric, most often made of cotton, silk or linen. Used for elegant clothes and curtains.
Opal – milky cotton fabric, matte.The threads are very fine.
Panama – fabric made of artificial fibers, cotton or wool.
Percale is a thin matte thin cotton fabric or a blend of cotton and polyester. It is similar to muslin, but with finer threads. Used for shirts, dresses, sheets.
Piqué – medium density fabric with a pattern of small geometric shapes. Used for dresses and children’s clothing.
Pleated – thin cotton fabric with narrow and wide folds located transversely or at an angle.Used for jewelry, children’s clothing, curtains.
Plush – fabric made of soft fringe, caterpillar threads. Used for jackets, towels, blankets.
Poplin – medium density fabric, on a silk basis, shiny. Used for dresses and sportswear.
Ratin – the surface is thin, almost porous. It can be made from any fabric. For coats, dresses, suits and curtains.
Corduroy – embossed fabric made of cotton or artificial fabrics.
Narrow to wide fringes.Used for suits and trousers, upholstery, sportswear.
Fabric – knitted thin fabric of cotton, wool or silk. Soft to the touch. Shirts, sportswear, suits, coats are sewn from it.
Satin – smooth shiny fabric. Made from cotton, silk or acetate. Used for blouses, dresses, evening dresses, draperies.
Sura – very light silk fabric or imitation silk. It can be printed, colored or with geometric shapes.Used for scarves, dresses, jackets.
Taffeta is a light translucent fabric that shines and rustles. Used for formal wear and ribbons.
Tights – draped base with vertical lines at the front and crossed threads at the back. Used for shirts, dresses and underwear.
Tropical (Fresco) – chamomile fabric mixed with artificial fibers. For summer clothes with prints.
Tweed is a durable, smooth or embossed fabric with a rough surface, made from wool or a wool blend.For jackets, suits, skirts, coats, upholstery.
Tulle is a thin, lightweight fabric. Used for wedding veils, formal attire.
Felt – felting of wool or other material by heat treatment or pressure. Made hats, etc.
Bottle – woolen fabric for outerwear. It is made of fine wool.
Khase – lightweight fabric with a printed pattern. Used for sportswear.
Chalis is a lightweight, smooth fabric with a blurry floral print.Used for blouses and dresses.
Chino is a durable medium weight fabric.
Diagonal woven cotton or partly cotton. Used for trousers, uniforms, tracksuits.
Chul (coarse hemp fabric) – made of jute. Used for accessories.
Shantung – smooth silk or artificial woolen fabric with a rough surface. Used for dresses, costumes and draperies.
Sharksin – there are several fabric options.One of synthetic fibers, the other of acetate. Quite tough, almost tough fabric. For suits and sportswear.
Cheviot – woolen or partly woolen fabric for outerwear.
Chevron fabric – wool or viscose with zigzag stripes. Used for coats, suits and menswear.
Chiffon – soft, thin, smooth fabric or factory silk. Used for dresses, scarves and clothing.
Celvole – cellulose wadding – made of viscose and pleasant to the touch.
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Women’s coat fabric trends – Knowledge
Women’s coat fabric trends
Under the gradual penetration of the concept of “change nature”, the fall / winter 20/21 coat fabric emphasizes comfort based on maturity.Combining cleaning, blending and other sophisticated processes, the fabric is naturally comfortable and gorgeous. Fabric style. Melton’s soft texture and delicate surface create a sense of classic luxury, Teddy fleece suede tresses create the perfect coat for creative coats, and vibrant Albaka and Rainbow plaid fabrics breathe vitality into the fledgling market.
Melton was named because the fabric was first produced in Melton. Melton is traditionally made from wool and woven twill.For the new season, Melden has been treated with cleaning, shearing and finishing of the fabric structure. The surface is softer and more textured, and the intensity of use in autumn and winter coats is very high.
Melton sewing with classic rugs, woolen fabrics, down, etc. is the main thing in the new season, focusing on the trend of mixed fashion.
Extra-large dyed yarns or short loops are key expressions of the suede curl shapes giving people the feeling of expansion.The increased comfort makes the fabric an ideal fabric for winter coats. The combination of fabric and functional elements caters for the new season of mixing and matching.
Suede and curly fabrics are suitable for different coat styles. Contrast bonding and heterogeneous stitching can be used as a base for different coat styles.
Albaca fabric uses mohair as a raw material for increasing mohair.