121001-200ProductFrench Terry G2 Wash Sweatshirt
Technique G2 wash
Technique G2 Wash
G2 is one of the washing and finishing methods used for ARKET garments. The innovative process converts air from the atmosphere into ozone to cleanse fabrics from impurities and dye residue, significantly reducing water and energy usage.
The procedure can be further applied to achieve a variety of visual finishes like fading and bleaching – without any need for toxic chemicals. After the process is complete, the gas is converted back into purified air and released into the atmosphere.
Used for both knitted, jersey and woven fabrics including denim, the G2 treatment creates a soft and broken-in feel.
Esquel is a textile and apparel manufacturer for some of the world’s leading brands, producing more than 100 million pieces per year. Based in Hong Kong, the company and its 57,000 employees work in a way that reduces their environmental impact, and contributes to the communities in which they operate. Their eco-wash process, in particular, reduces resource use and encourages lean production with less manual labour. The 40-year-old company has a complete supply chain that starts with growing its own extra-long staple cotton, and handles all stages of the process through to packaging. For ARKET, Esquel is crafting men’s and women’s shirts.
fabric French terry
Fabric French terry
French terry is an elastic jersey fabric characterised by two completely different sides. The front has a flat and smooth surface while the back, which is worn against the skin, features a structure of uncut loops. Commonly knitted from cotton yarns, the fabric is soft, airy, and highly moisture-absorbent. The longer the loops on the back, the more moisture can be absorbed.
French terry is often used in sportswear, warmup wear and children’s clothes. The fabric’s athletic origins go back to the 1920s when a manufacturer of women’s underwear, located in Alabama, U.S., began making football jerseys for a local college team. Using the knitted underwear material to outfit the players, the factory created what ultimately became the classic sweatshirt.