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The alpaca is a domesticated species of South American Camelidae that resembles a small llama. Alpaca wool is collected and made into threads, which are further used in the production of clothing.


  • Softer than silk, rarer than cashmere and warmer than wool.

  • Good thermal insulation properties.

  • It is hypoallergenic.

  • Available in 22 natural colors.

Angora wool

This wool comes from a special type of rabbit called angora. 90% of Angora wool comes from China. Angora is mainly used to make woven garments such as vests, sweaters and fashion accessories for the winter season.


  • The lightest natural fiber.

  • Very warm.

  • Prone to moths.


Bamboo is a natural textile material made from bamboo grass. Bamboo used in textile production comes almost exclusively from China.


  • Bamboo clothing is comfortable, breathable and non-electric.

  • It absorbs moisture well and dries quickly.

  • It is hypoallergenic.

  • Crease resistant.

  • Bamboo loses 60% of its strength when wet.

  • Bamboo products tend to be more expensive.


Cotton is a natural fiber that is strong, absorbent and easy to work with, which is why it has gained such popularity in the fashion industry. You can often find it as an admixture with synthetic fibers to ensure better elasticity and shape of clothing. The cotton plant, from which cotton is obtained, is grown globally in more than 90 countries, especially in India, China, the USA and Pakistan. Over 200 million people worldwide are involved in the entire cotton industry.


  • Cotton is breathable, comfortable to wear and does not electrify.

  • Pure cotton clothing is hypoallergenic and does not irritate the skin.

  • However, it crumples easily and can pill.

  • It may lose color with frequent washing.

Organic cotton

Organic cotton is grown using traditional methods without the use of chemicals. Even the cotton seeds themselves are not genetically modified. When choosing clothes made of organic cotton, you can also be guided by the various certificates that the pieces have. The most stringent is GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard ) .

We are proud that all our products on the e-shop have GOTS certification, and thus exceed the legislative requirements for textile quality in the European Union and the Czech Republic.


  • Organic cotton is breathable and non-electric.

  • It is suitable for allergy sufferers and people with sensitive skin.

  • It may lose color with frequent washing.


Silk is an animal protein fiber produced by silkworm caterpillars. China traditionally produces about 80% of the world's silk. Although relatively cheap to produce, silk is often considered an expensive fiber.


  • Very breathable, regulates temperature well.

  • Soft, flexible, self-cleaning.

  • One of the most expensive fabrics on the market.

  • Squeezable material, you need a steam iron to iron it.


The fibers for the production of cashmere wool are obtained from cashmere and pashmina goats. The wool is collected during the spring molting season, when goats naturally lose their fur. 90% of the production of cashmere wool takes place in Mongolia.


  • Light and pleasant wool.

  • Good thermoregulatory properties.

  • Very warm.

  • Clothes can shrink if not cared for properly.

  • Cashmere clothing tends to be more expensive.


Hemp (or industrial hemp) is usually found in the northern hemisphere. It is a strain of the Cannabis sativa plant species that is grown specifically for industrial purposes. Pure hemp has a structure similar to flax. It is also sometimes mixed with lyocell when making clothes.


  • Three times stronger than cotton.

  • The clothes remain soft even after frequent washing

  • Breathable and very resistant to abrasion.

  • Antimicrobial and antibacterial

  • Resistant to UV radiation


    Fur is the thick fur that covers the skin of animals. Coats and other warm clothing are made from processed fur. It is popular both for its ability to retain heat and also for its aesthetics. The most popular natural furs used in clothing include beaver, fox, mink, muskrat and raccoon. Furs from chinchillas, minks, Persian sheep and sables are among the most expensive furs.


    • Very warm and comfortable to wear.

    • Properly cared for fur has a long life

    • The coat may shed.


    Leather is a natural material obtained from animals. Most leather is produced in Asia. Accessories and shoes are most often made from leather.


    • Warm and breathable material.

    • Long lasting quality.

    • Higher price range


    Flax is processed into a strong, breathable and antibacterial fiber. Flax thrives in cooler climates. The largest production of flax is in China, Belgium, France, Belarus and Russia.


    • Linen absorbs moisture well and dries quickly.

    • It is an antistatic, hypoallergenic and antibacterial material.

    • Linen clothing is thermoregulating and breathable.

    • Lasts up to 12 times longer than cotton.

    • Linen is easy to wrinkle.

    • Compared to cotton, linen fibers are weaker.

    Merino wool

    Merino wool comes from a special type of sheep called merino, which are most often raised in the mountains of New Zealand, Australia or China. This type of wool is popular not only for making sweaters and coats, but also for functional sportswear.


    • Merino wool fibers are much finer than ordinary wool fibers and are therefore suitable for people with sensitive skin, allergies or asthma.

    • It is breathable, neutralizes sweat and eliminates odor.

    • It is resistant to dirt and has self-cleaning properties.

    • Insulates heated air.


      Mohair is a silk fabric made from the hair of the Angora goat (not to be confused with the Angora rabbit, from which Angora wool is made). It is a luxurious material that ranks next to cashmere and silk. Almost 50% of the world's production comes from 12 farms in South Africa.


      • Mohair is known for its soft and silky wool.

      • It is a strong fiber that does not electrify and is not prone to crumpling.

      • Only 15% mohair fibers are enough to make the resulting product soft and pleasant to the touch.

      • It has excellent insulating properties.


        Ramie fibers are obtained from the stems of the Chinese ramie plant. Ramie needs a tropical climate and obtaining it is a difficult process. The world's leading producers of ramie are China, Taiwan, Korea, the Philippines and Brazil.


        • The fiber absorbs water and dyes well.

        • It is resistant to bacteria, fungi, sun and weather.

        • It is also very soft and looks like a blend of linen and silk.

        • With poor care, the fibers can collapse.


        Sheep wool is the oldest animal fiber used in the textile industry. Most of the wool comes from Australia and New Zealand.


        • Sheep wool is well breathable and insulates heat.

        • Absorbs moisture and is resistant to creasing.

        • It can be further recycled.

        • It can scratch bare skin.

        • It collapses easily.

        Semi-synthetic materials


        Fiber made from cotton waste or wood cellulose. It is produced dry using acetone as a solvent. It was first developed in the 1920s in the form of silk diacetate by the British company Celanese. Later, it began to be produced on a large scale in the United States, which thus became its largest producer. Acetate fabric is often used in wedding dresses and other bridal wear. Due to its softness, it is a good synthetic alternative to silk. It is also used for the production of nightwear.


        • It is soft and has a silky sheen.

        • It absorbs water well and has excellent quick-drying properties; absorbs less water than viscose.

        • It doesn't collide.

        • It is resistant to damage. Stains are easy to remove.

        • It is flammable.

        • It's squishy.


        Cupro is a cellulose fiber made from small pieces of cotton waste. It is produced by a chemical process that combines copper and ammonium. It is similar to silk but has breathable properties similar to cotton. You can find Cupro in knitwear, underwear, dresses or blouses. At the beginning of the 20th century, it was produced in Germany, but nowadays it is mainly produced in Japan.


        • Strong material, resistant to pulling.

        • Due to its smoothness and softness, it is often used as a substitute for silk.

        • It does not shrink or wrinkle, it absorbs moisture well.

        • It gets dirty easily.


        Lyocell is a material produced from cellulose-based wood pulp (often from eucalyptus, oak or birch) using a solvent and amine oxide. It was first produced in the United States, where it is also known as Tencel. Currently, the main producer of lyocell is located in Austria (Lenzing AG). Lyocell is used for the production of blouses, denim products, underwear, sportswear and children's clothing.


        • Soft, smooth, breathable and light.

        • Strong and flexible fiber.

        • It is antibacterial and absorbs moisture well.

        • Maybe a higher price.

        • It is not easy to dye it.


        This innovative natural fabric is made from pineapple leaf fibers. The leaves are waste from pineapples harvested at a farm in the Philippines and are converted into fabric through a process called decortication. You can find Piñatex in clothes, bags, shoes and even furniture.


        • A sustainable and cruelty-free leather alternative.

        • It is very durable.

        • Breathable, light and soft.

        • Water resistant, but not waterproof.


        Viscose is a fiber made on the basis of cellulose from various trees (e.g. eucalyptus, beech, pine) or other plants (bamboo, soy, sugar cane). It is chemically processed into a viscous substance that turns into a solid fiber. Viscose is used to make blouses, shirts, dresses, suits, lightweight knitwear, trousers, etc. The production of viscose was patented in Great Britain in the 19th century. Currently, the largest producing country is China.


        • Soft and pleasant material.

        • It breathes well and easily absorbs moisture.

        • It creases and collapses very easily.

        • Frequent washing weakens the fibers.

        Synthetic materials


        Acrylic is a synthetic fiber derived from petroleum. It is mainly used for the production of knitted clothing, artificial fur, underwear and outdoor clothing. It is much cheaper to produce than wool, so it is used as an alternative or combined with wool and other materials such as cotton and mohair. The production of acrylic fibers takes place in Turkey, India, Mexico and South America.


        • It is light, soft and does not scratch.

        • It won't heat as much as wool.

        • It is highly flammable.


        Elastane is an oil-based fiber made from polyurethane. It is also known as Spandex (anagram for "expands") or Lycra®. The production of elastane takes place mainly in China, the United States, India, Pakistan and Brazil. Elastane is always used in combination with other fibers to increase their elasticity. In combination with cotton, for example, jeans and sportswear are produced. It is also used mainly for the production of underwear, socks, stockings and swimwear.


        • High elasticity.

        • Low heat resistance.


        Polyamides are a group of synthetic fibers that are byproducts of petroleum. The best-known polyamide fiber is nylon, which is used in the production of hosiery. It is also used as a cheap substitute for silk. Production takes place mainly in Germany, the United States and China.


        • Polyamide gives the product resistance to abrasion.

        • It dries quickly.

        • It is sensitive to high temperatures.

        • It is not resistant to dirt.


        Polyester is the most produced textile fiber in the world. It is made from petroleum. The most common variant is the one made of polyethylene terephthalate or PET (material for the production of plastic bottles). Production takes place mostly in China, India and Southeast Asia.


        • It is strong, durable and flexible.

        • It is resistant to most chemicals, pulling and fiber shrinkage.

        • It is also resistant to crushing and bacteria.

        • It is not breathable and tends to stick to the skin.

        • It is not antibacterial, which causes sweating and the need for more frequent washing.

        • It is sensitive to high temperatures.


        Polypropylene is a thermoplastic made from petroleum waste. Most of the production takes place in China and other Asian countries. The fiber is quick and cheap to make, so polypropylene is cheap. It is most often used as a complementary fiber to other materials. In particular, you can find it in swimwear, socks, underwear or sports textiles. It is most often mixed with cotton or wool.


        • Very elastic and resistant to chemicals and bacteria.

        • Popular for its antibacterial properties.

        • It squishes easily.

        • Little resistant to UV radiation and heat.


        Polyurethane fibers are made from petroleum. Most production takes place in Germany, the United States and China. They are often used in the production of waterproof products such as raincoats and jackets. Polyurethane can also be used as a leather-like coating. Many artificial leather products are made from polyurethane because it is cheaper than genuine leather.


        • It is strong, durable, light and breathable.

        • It is very resistant to heat and humidity.

        • Harmful substances can be released from polyurethane, which can cause health problems.


        Brocade is a fabric with a strong weave and a unique design. Although it might appear that the pattern is embroidered, it is created by a weft stitch on a loom. The name comes from the Italian word "broccare" which means "to embroider". It is made from natural materials such as silk, cotton, linen, but also synthetic materials such as polyester. Brocade usually features floral designs or other intricate details. Nowadays, brocade is used to make wedding and evening dresses, skirts, costumes, but also elegant home accessories.


        • It looks unique and luxurious.

        • It is sensitive to high temperatures.

        • It loses elasticity easily.


        Denim is usually made from cotton, but it can also be combined with synthetic materials such as polyester or elastane. It is produced by a special twill weaving process that gives the denim a typical diagonal pattern. The fabric was first produced in Nîmes, France and was called "serge de Nîmes" (Nimes fabric), giving rise to the current name "denim". It gained popularity in the mid-19th century in the USA, when Levi Strauss began producing jeans for workers.


        • It is durable and strong.

        • It is breathable.

        • It can appear hard and shapeless (can be mitigated by the addition of other material, e.g. elastane)

        • It may fade with frequent wear and washing.


        Flannel is a woven fabric produced in twill or plain weave. Originally, flannel was made from wool, but now you can also find it from cotton or synthetics. It is most often used to make tartan clothing, blankets, sheets and bed linen.


        • Combed fibers ensure a delicate and soft texture.

        • He is very warm.

        • Excellent moisture repellency.

        • It is prone to precipitation.

        • It tends to pill.


        Fleece is a synthetic insulating fabric made from polyester or other synthetic fibers. The popularity of this material increased when a company called Malden Mills based in Massachusetts and Patagonia invented "Polar Fleece". It is breathable and dries quickly, making it ideal for sports and winter wear.


        • It is softer and lighter than wool.

        • It is breathable.

        • It is moisture resistant and dries quickly.

        • It does not insulate as well as wool.

        • The substance is slightly electrifying.

        • It is highly flammable - be careful around fire.


        GOTE-TEX is a textile material with a special two-component membrane produced by the company of the same name. It has gained popularity due to its waterproofness, impermeability and at the same time high breathability. Part of the membrane contains more than 1.4 billion microscopic pores per square centimeter, making it impermeable to water but permeable to steam. It is mainly used in outdoor and sports clothing. GORE-TEX can be used on any type of clothing - jackets, shoes or backpacks.


        • It is waterproof.

        • It is wind resistant.

        • It is breathable.

        • It is resistant to UV radiation.

        • It is difficult to maintain.


        This is a type of single face knit also known as jersey. It features a single stitch on the front and a double stitch on the back.

        The name of this fabric comes from the island of Jersey, where fishermen used it for their clothing. It is commonly made from cotton, but can also be mixed with some synthetic fibers. Other natural fibers with which it can be combined are wool or linen.

        The fabric can be less or more elastic and is most often used for the production of underwear and bedding, or t-shirts.


        • It is elastic.

        • It is soft and hard to tear at the same time.

        • He's unsqueezable.

        • It tears easily when the stitch is loose.

        • It tends to twist when cut.

        • It can shrink easily, especially if it is only made of cotton.


        Lace is a flat textile of various shapes and ornaments produced by hand or by machine. Its basic element is a loop stitch. It is made from different types of threads - you can find silk, cotton, linen or synthetic lace.


        • It looks elegant, feminine and romantic.

        • It is breathable and has a pleasant structure.

        • It can be easily damaged.

        • It is more demanding to maintain.

        • Quality lace tends to be more expensive.


        Corduroy is mainly a cotton fabric with longitudinal hair ribs of different textures and widths. There are also cotton/polyester corduroy fabrics that reduce wrinkling. In fashion, corduroy is mainly used for trousers, shirts, skirts, suits, hats, dresses and jackets. Although it originated much earlier, corduroy became popular in the 18th century in the British city of Manchester, where it was used as a strong practical fabric for work clothes. It became popular again in the 1960s and 1970s with college students. It is also known as the "poor man's velvet".


        • It is very warm and durable.

        • It is pleasant and comfortable to wear.

        • It is breathable.

        • It squishes easily.

        • Although durable, it wears out faster.

        • It is necessary to iron it.


        Canvas is a woven fabric usually made of cotton or, less often, of linen and hemp. Historically, linen fabric was mainly made from hemp. Even the word "canvas" is derived from the Greek and Latin words for hemp. This fabric is known for its strength and durability. By mixing with synthetic materials, canvas becomes more water resistant, making it great for making outdoor clothing. It has a wide range of uses, but is primarily used for shoes (especially sneakers), bags, backpacks, but also sails or tents.


        • It is very strong and resistant to tearing and mold.

        • Easy to maintain.

        • It may lose its shape if washed incorrectly.

        • The manufacturing process involves the use of many chemicals.

        Knitted fabric

        Knitted fabric is a fabric formed by threading stitches arranged in columns and rows. The basic types of knitwear are tension and warp, which can be further divided according to the type of weave. Weft knits are more common but can be damaged more easily, while warp knits are more durable. Cotton, wool, linen, silk and synthetic yarns can be knitted.


        • It adapts to the figure.

        • It has high breathability.

        • In some weaves, the knit may be transparent.

        • It tends to clump.

        • It is less durable than other materials.


        Velvet is a type of woven fabric, typical for its fine texture. The velvet must be brushed, trimmed and further adjusted on the surface to obtain the desired shine and pleasant texture. Real velvet is made from silk, but it can also be made from synthetic or natural yarns. Most "silk velvet" products are actually a combination of rayon and velvet.


        • It is soft and smooth to the touch.

        • It has a high gloss and luxurious appearance.

        • Due to its warmth, it is used for winter clothing.

        • Suitable for various fashion styles.

        • It wears out quickly with frequent use.

        • It gets damaged easily.

        • It is difficult to clean.

        • Absorbs dust.


        Satin is a satin-weave fabric characterized by a smooth and very shiny exterior. It is made from a whole range of fibers, which most often include silk, viscose, nylon, polyester, polyamide, or cotton. The highest quality and most luxurious satin is made from silk and is used for evening and wedding dresses, blouses, or underwear. A cheaper version is polyester satin.


        • It has a luxurious look.

        • It has a smooth and shiny surface.

        • It is airy.

        • It frays easily.

        • It tears easily.

        • It is difficult to maintain.


        Chiffon is a soft transparent and flowing fabric made of silk, cotton or synthetic crepe fibers. It is most often used for evening or wedding dresses, but blouses, shirts, scarves or underwear are also made from it.


        • Despite the rough structure, it is soft and smooth to the touch.

        • Cools when worn.

        • It can be dyed easily, especially if it is made of natural silk.

        • Polyester chiffon has very low breathability and can be damaged more easily.

        • Silk chiffon is more difficult to maintain.


        Tweed is a medium coarse woven fabric with a woolen surface. Currently, we find tweed made in combination with different materials such as silk, cashmere, alpaca, mohair, viscose, but also with synthetic materials such as polyester or acrylic. Tweed fabric was used as early as the 18th century in Scotland, where it served as protection against cold winters. The fabric was thick and without the interesting patterns that we find on tweed today. However, it gained great popularity thanks to the iconic tweed blazers of the French designer Coco Chanel.


        • It is durable and does not wrinkle.

        • Wool tweed is very warm.

        • Absorbs moisture well.


          Tulle is a fine machine-made mesh fabric. It is most often used to make wedding veils and dresses. Tulle can be made from a variety of natural and synthetic fibers, including linen, nylon, silk, or cotton. The name comes from Tulle, a town in the south central region of France. In the 18th century, Tulle was known as a center for lace and silk production.


          • It is lightweight even when layered.

          • It is delicate, elegant, soft and soft.

          • Holds its shape - perfect for making decorations.

          • It tears easily.

          • The structure and strength may be damaged during washing.

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