Collar & Ribs
Rib, spring or elastic fabric is a soft fabric with a ribbed surface.
A flat knitting machine is utilized to produce this unique fabric. A single strand of yarn is woven into loops in a sequential, longitudinal pattern on both sides of the fabric to create collar and rib fabrics. These fabrics are more elastic due to their ribbed structure, while still delivering the same stretch, crimp, and elongation as plain materials.
Ideal for producing sweatshirts, coats, collars, cuffs, and waistbands of all types, varieties of ribs offers something for everyone.
Choose wool or cotton for softness, or opt for polyester rib for a range of colors and resistance to wear and tear. Polyester rib may be sewn with both tubular and straight machines.
Our ribs are woven on 18 and 22 gauge circular machines and supplied by select clients for your convenience. In polyester, the rib yield measures around 2.5 meters in length and 1.20 meters in width, while in cotton, it is 2 meters long and 1.30 meters wide. The fabric can be either smooth or tubular ribbed.