Lisle Cotton Yarn is a precious yarn used to make the highest quality knitwear.
Why is it called Lisle Cotton Yarn?
The yarn of this cotton is produced with the fibers of the precious Egyptian Makò cotton that grows only on Nile river. Its textile fibers are subjected to a mercerization process, the treatment of cellulose with caustic soda, which it takes its name from its creator, the English chemist John Mercer, and it is tested on cotton for the first time in Scotland in the factory J&P Coats of Paisley. This is the reason why it is called Lisle Cotton Yarn.
Lisle Cotton Yarn qualities
Lisle Cotton Yarn has several properties: it is resistant and at the same time comfortable, it is breathable and it has antibacterial properties; it is soft touch and it better absorbs the body's natural perspiration. Moreover, the process which yarn is subjected eliminates the weakest fibers and increases its durability over time. Finally, it is a plant fiber, so completely hypoallergenic.
The great quality and high performance make this yarn so prestigious all over the world and each country translates its name: in English Lisle Cotton Yarn, in Spanish Hilo de Escocia and in French Fil d’Ecosse.
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