M A T E R I A L S

We aim to create garments that can stand the test of time. Longevity can be achieved when clothes are made to be durable and cared for during their lifetime. We hope that our customers will wear our clothes for many years, repair them when broken and pass them on to others who will wear them with love.

MATERIAL GUIDE

Explore our guide to learn about our materials and love them even more after understanding their origin and unique properties.

Click on the materials below to learn more about them!

Material Guide

T R A V E L

Since the start of Penn&Ink N.Y, we have fallen in love with this top-quality Italian material made of polyamide and LYCRA® called: Travel. Wearing travel means apart from looking and feeling good. The comfort this material gives while wearing is outstanding. It's light, breathable, gives perfect freedom of movement and protects your skin from the sun.

Apart from great comfort, our Travel material is very durable. Travel fabrics do not pill and keep their original shape and color even after repeated wearing and washing. It is easy to care for, and you can wash it by following the care instructions. The drying time is short, and the textile does not need ironing due to its wrinkle resistance.

Furthermore, the production happens at a company where caring for people and the planet is part of their business practices. By monitoring, the company has been working on decreasing the environmental impact of its production process. Also, several certificates prove their devotion to sustainability.

Material Guide

C O T T O N

Many of our garments contain cotton, a natural fiber from a cotton plant’s boll. In our collections, cotton is used in all seasons and in different products.  We love cotton because the material is soft to the skin, breathable, and has excellent moisture-absorbing properties. We have used responsible cotton such as preferred, organic, and recycled cotton. Most of our cotton is still conventional cotton and we aim to increase our preferred cotton use.

Material Guide

V I S C O S E

Viscose is the best-known cellulose fiber and is made from wood pulp. The material is light, has good moisture absorption, and is soft to the touch. Ideal for products worn next to the skin. We use more and more sustainable viscose alternatives (FSC viscose, lyocell, modal, or Ecovero) in our collections.

Material Guide

W O O L

Wool is a natural fibre which comes from the fleece of a sheep’s winter coat, which is shorn every spring. A natural barrier is created because of the dense and fuzzy yarns. The crimped structure of the fibres creates tiny pockets of air, making wool warm but breathable. Wool fibres have a natural protective coating, making it resistant to dirt and dust.

Material Guide

P O L Y E S T E R

Polyester is a highly durable artificial synthetic fiber derived from the oil and gas industry materials. We use this material in our products because it is strong, has high abrasion resistance, and has good moisture-wicking properties. Polyester is often blended with, for example, cotton to give the clothing the properties of both materials. We're increasingly implementing environmentally friendly polyesters like bio-based polyester and recycled polyester.

Material Guide

P O L Y A M I D E

Polyamide, also known as Nylon, is a man-made synthetic material made of crude-oil . The material has similar properties as polyester, it is tear proof and is resistant to abrasion. However, polyamide is more durable and less vulnerable to pilling. We aim to increase the use of recycled polyamide in our collections.

Material Guide

L I N E N

Textiles made of linen exist for several thousand years. Linen is made from fibers taken from the stem of the flax plant. Flax is an easy plant as it grows on most types of soil and does not need a lot of water, pesticides or maintenance. 70% of the flax production takes place in Europe due to the cool and humid climate. Linen is often more expensive than other materials because of the lengthy production process to create a fiber from a the flax plant. The material is durable, high absorbent and has temperature regulating properties.

OUR RESOURCES

We are actively developing a strategy and establishing goals to expand the usage of sustainable materials in the future. On the right you'll find our current sustainable fiber use. Below you find an exctended overview of the classification of conventional, preferred, better and best materials!

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