Our Fabrics

At Kotn, we make every one of our fabrics from scratch, working directly with each step of the supply chain from farm to mill, to cut and sew. Once our cotton is picked, the raw fibres are spun into yarns and then knit into sheets of material, each using a different thread weight and knit pattern to create its unique makeup.

Lightweight jersey

Our lightest material made from the simplest structure: the single jersey knit. The single knit has flat vertical lines on the right side of the fabric and horizontal lines on the reverse. Crafted using our most delicate 40/1 yarn, its lightweight texture is extra drapey, breezy and soft.

GSM 120-130 Yarn count 40/1

Products Women’s Essential V, Babydoll Dress, Oversized T, and Easy Longsleeve.

Brushed midweight jersey

Heavier than the former, but still drapey and light, our brushed midweight jersey is what makes our Essential T-shirts so essential. Made with our midweight 30/1 yarn, the jersey has a brushed surface, which makes each fibre a little bit fuzzy and the overall fabric incredibly soft.

GSM 140-155 Yarn count 30/1

Products Men’s Essential Crew and Henley; Women’s Essential Crew and Longsleeve Dress.

Heavyweight jersey

Made with a thicker 20/1 yarn, this jersey has more structure and a heavier hand, which allows the fabric to hold its shape rather than forming to your body.

GSM 200-220 Yarn count 20/1

Products Heavyweight Crew, Box-cut T-shirt, and Longsleeve Pocket Tee.

Micro-rib

The ribbed knits most distinct feature is its faint vertical stripe, or what’s technically known as wales. The wales are alternating raised and lowered stitches, which form the look of a stripe, and provide a natural elasticity crosswise that make the textile perfect for tighter garments that require more stretch. While the wales make the fabric a little thicker than our light and midweight jerseys, it’s still soft to the touch with an easy drape.

GSM 180-200

Products Women’s High Neck, Square Neck and Mock Neck Tanks, Fitted Crew T-shirt, Fitted Turtleneck, and Fitted Longsleeve.

Piqué

The golfers go-to, the piqué knit is most popularly known for polos, as it’s breathable, durable and easily hides dirt. Piqué knits have an all-over geometric texture and dry touch, created by the use of tuck loops and tuck stitches. Weighing in at 200-215 GSM, the fabric is structured and strong—a great choice if you’re looking for your clothing to hold and create shape, rather than forming to your body.

GSM 200-220

Products Men’s Piqué T-shirt, Longsleeve Piqué T-shirt, and Polo; Women’s Cropped Piqué T-shirt.

Loopback terry

A type of single jersey knit, our terry has a smooth front, with visible ‘floats’ or loops on the back. This flat looped interior makes the fabric highly absorbent and breathable, making it a great knit for sportswear and year-round weather.

GSM 280-300

Products Men’s Sweatshorts, Sweatpants, Hoodie, and Zip-up Hoodie; Women’s Culottes, Sweatshirt Dress, and Cropped Sweatshirt.

Fleeced terry

The coziest of them all, our fleeced terry knit fabric features a flat front and fleeced back, which is created by combing the threads on one side so they break and become fuzzy. This causes the fibres to mat, making the fabric more compact, softer and warmer than its un-fleeced counterpart. The terry is a heavier fabric with a soft drape—one that you won’t want to take off.

GSM 300-320

Products Men’s Original Sweatshirt, and ‘90s Sweatshirt; Women’s ‘90s Sweatshirt.

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