F-ABRIC - PRODUCED IN EUROPE

Bast fibres are known for their sturdiness and thermoregulating qualities. The challenge is to process these fibres into a fabric which continues to impress, even in the ultimate product form. After five years of developing and testing, we are now proud to present fabrics that entirely fulfil these criteria.

Denim Twill

DENIM TWILL

81% linen, 19% true hemp

FREITAG’s cotton-free denim is made of bast fibers. Based on our Broken Twill, except that it’s a regular weave and not broken. A masterpiece found nowhere else in the world of fashion and textiles. The material for men’s pants weighs a whole 19 oz. while the women’s tips the scales at 17 oz.

Weave: denim twill
Warp: linen, spool-dyed
Weft: linen/true hemp
Woven in Lombardy, Italy

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CHAMBRAY

77% linen, 23% true hemp

FREITAG’s standard material for work shirts is an irregular bast-ard: a classic linen weave with colored warp yarn and naturally colored weft yarn.

Weave: linen weave
Warp: linen, spool-dyed
Weft: linen/true hemp
Woven in Tuscany, Italy

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BROKEN TWILL

81% linen, 19% true hemp

The FREITAG pants fabric was our greatest challenge: countless attempts were required until we finally managed to weave the linen and hemp yarn into a dense, tear-proof and scrub-resistant fabric.

Weave: broken twill
Warp: linen, spool-dyed
Weft: linen/true hemp
Woven in Lombardy, Italy

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JERSEY

75% Modal, 15% linen, 10% true hemp

The FREITAG T-Shirt fabric is a soft, breathable, moisture-transporting Jersey knitwear. The special structure emerges from the various yarns.

Binding: knitted single jersey
MIxed yarn: Modal, linen and true hemp
Knitted in Norte, Portugal

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HERRINGBONE

51% Modal, 49% linen

The tear-proof FREITAG lining fabric is used for pants pockets, a specialty area that is closely related to the core business of FREITAG’s bag manufacturers.

Weave: Herringbone
Warp: Modal
Weft: Linen
Woven in Lombardy, Italy

FRENCH TERRY

FRENCH TERRY

75 % modal, 15 % linen and 10 % true hemp

The French Terry sweatshirt material developed by FREITAG is knitted from a mixed yarn with a fine-texture outer surface and a more voluminous inner surface. Jokingly called Le Thierry because we source our bast fibers from Normandy in France.

Binding: French Terry
Mixed yarn: Modal, linen and true hemp
Finish: unbrushed
Knitted in Norte, Portugal

THE WEAVER

Our weaving mill isn’t far from Milan, Italy’s fashion capital. In this familyrun company, Zio handles the business side while his nephew is in charge of technology and innovation. Because both are committed to their jobs with heart and soul, the weaving mill’s priority is not necessarily large contracts and immediate cash. Instead they enjoy somewhat more complex challenges like creating our Broken Twill and inner lining. It is no easy task to turn the raw materials into a dense weave. And it takes a true master with a lot of technical knowhow, patience and expertise. That’s why we would like to extend a big Grazie Mille to Zio and his incredible team!

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THE ODYSSEY OF THE BROKEN TWILL

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WHO WILL WEAVE, WHO WILL LEAVE?

We want pants fabric! But the hemp weaving mill in Romania doesn’t have the capability to weave a dense pants fabric from our bast fibers. And the German weaving mills can’t figure it out either, not even on special weaving looms.



NO INDIGO FOR US

The attempt to dye hemp indigo fails – the yarn tears, The same thing happens to the linen, which is almost ten times as strong. It’s clear: indigo is out. From now on, spool dyeing is the answer.



HELLO BROKEN TWILL…

Excitement is in the air when the first fabric patterns arrive in October. We opt for a broken twill weave. And stick to it.



GOOD NEWS. AND BAD NEWS.

More mail, more broken twill: we choose the best two from the 11 fabric patterns in various colors and densities. But, at almost exactly the same time, we get a depressing piece of news: our weaving mill in Germany is facing financial difficulties and is backing out. Back to year 1?



20 METERS OF HOPE

We approach a dozen manufacturers with our fabric patterns. Almost all of them think our project is too complicated. Only two companies in Italy are left. One of them manages to produce 20 meters of fabric for us.



GETTING CLOSER

Every fabric has one-of-a-kind properties. As a result, we spend a lot of time getting acquainted with our broken twill in wash and wear tests and designing the initial prototypes for the pants.



READY FOR APPROVAL

And now the pace picks up: the fabric properties are enhanced, the pattern adapted to the overhauled design. First large order for the test in our F-actory.



VERY WEARABLE!

The result of our test: very wearable! After a final design update, the broken twill is processed for the WORKPANT and WORKDRESS and supplied to selected F-Stores.

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THE CYCLE OF F-ABRIC

PRODUCTS

The material of the future made from long-forgotten bast fibers is available at selected Stores as well as online: as Denim, Workpant, Workdress, Longsleeve, Shirt and T-Shirt

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