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What is difference between PFD, White, and Scour?

  • Lets start with PFD/RFD/PFP since it has the most names. At Greene Textile we use the term PFD (Prepare for Dye). PFD is an off white color, the greige good are treated with a little bleach to create a blank canvas so the fabric is able to absorb color when it is dyed. Most of our customers who buy PFD  are wanting to do garment dyeing and/ or plan to screen print on the fabric. I tend to refer to PFD as a blank Canvas​

  • On to White, we  refer to our white fabrics as Bleach Optical White. Compared to PFD, our white fabric is a true bright white similar to a piece of printing paper. When you buy a piece of clothing and it is bright white, that is what we call Bleach Optical White. 

  • Scour/Natural is in its name. The fabric is finished to its natural tan color. Many of our customers love the look of the soft tan color and use it without dyeing the fabric. If you do choose to dye Scour/Natural fabric, just know you may need to make adjustments to your formula to account got the yellow undertone in scour fabrics.

French Terry

  • All Fleece is French Terry, but not all French Terry is Fleece. 

  • To better explain that riddle, lets define French Terry. French Terry is made of two sides. You have one side that is your face, that is typical flat made from a Jersey knit, you then have your loop side on the back. There are different loop styles such as high loop, and low loop.

  • Now how is all Fleece French Terry? The processes of Fleecing fabric is simply put, to brush. Fleece starts as French Terry we instead of leaving it as French Terry while at the dye house we as them to brush the loop side of the fabric to get that fluffy soft feel. 

What is the difference between knit and woven?

  • Fabrics fall generally in two categories: Knits and Wovens.  In a nutshell your t shirts are made from knits and your button up shirts are made from wovens. 

  • Woven fabric is produced through weaving two sets of yarn. Examples include broadcloth, denim, drill, poplin, cotton sateen, flannelette, lawn, corduroy.

  • Most if not almost all woven are manufacture outside of the U.S. 

  • Knit fabric is produced by interloping (or knitting) one set of yarn. Examples French Terry, Jersey, Thermal, Rib your everyday items 

Different minimums and how to know which best fits your compay.

  • We offer sample yardage of any of our PFD fabrics minimum 1 yard maximum 10 yards. All samples are $10/yd

  • Here at Greene Textile our stock items are the most popular styles that we manufacture. We decided to start a stock program so small business' can have access to fabric at wholesale pricing. As wells as a new business' who is interested in us but would like to try a few different styles. All of our stock  we sell at a minimum of 1 roll in PFD as is. Most of these styles we replenish  once out. Every once in a while we will have a "limited stock item" which means we do not restock this style regularly or it is only a stock item while supplies last such as; thermals, black or white fabric etc.  All stock styles can be ordered as production as well. 

  • We define our production minimums as how much of that fabric you need to order. They will range from 800-1000 yards per style. You must meet production minimums in order to move forward with dye and printing minimums. For most of our styles listed under "Popular" we are able to work with you to lower those minimums.

  •  Dye minimums: 800 yards per color. You can have 1 base and the standard rib. EX:600 yards of either French Terry, Waffle, Jersey and 200 yards of match rib.  For any of our styles listed under "Popular" you have the option to do 1,000 yards per color but the opportunity to pick 3 styles EX: 400 French Terry 400  thermal 200 rib.

Weight of fabric 

  • Here at Greene Textile, we use ounces per yard (oz/yard or oz/linear yard): this is the weight of one yard of fabric, listed in ounces. That means if you cut a yard of fabric and weighed it in ounces, you'd get this number. 

  • oz per square yard (oz/sq yard): this is the weight of one square yard of fabric, listed in ounces. That means if you took a square piece of fabric that was one yard wide by one yard tall, and you weighed it in ounces, you’d get this number.

  • Grams per square meter (gsm): this is the weight of one square meter of fabric, listed in grams. That means if you took a square piece of fabric that was one meter wide by one meter tall, and you weighed it in grams, you’d get this number.

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