Spinning makes the world go round
At the spinning mill, cotton bales from the fields are prepared for further production. First, the cotton is combed by a machine to remove dirt from the fields and align all the fibres in the same direction. This method obtains the best and longest fibres, and this is the only quality we use.
The output is a thick, consistent 'sliver' of fibres which is fed to spinning machines.
"Because the fibres are so long, they have a great anti-pilling quality."
The spinning machine separates the fibres from the sliver and twists them thightly together. This is how our organic cotton is spun into yarns. Because the fibres are so long, they won't normally come lose from the yarn. This quality is called anti-pilling, meaning you won't see small balls of fibre appearing on your clothes - even after many washes.
For our eucalyptus fabric, the spinning process is roughly the same. The eucalyptus fibres, which are obtained in earlier in our process, are also carded into a sliver and then spun into yarns.
The smoothness of the eycalyptus fibre also makes for a great anti-pilling quality. The sturdyness, colour fastness and anti-pilling qualitys of the yarns are tested vigorously in the factory.
After the spinning process, the full bobbins of spun yarn are sent off to the knitting mill where the fabric for our basics is made.