Shrinking fabric has always been the best way to stabilise it before tailors do their best work.We have taken this process to the next level to produce the finest finish for cloth, that is now used by tailors that make garments for those who demand the best, from Presidents to Royalty all over the world. Watch the footage from 1951 showing the shrinking process at a London Shrinking House.
Drape is part of the fabric’s natural character, the way it hangs and folds.
Shrinking fabric allows it to relax to its natural width to ensure that it drapes at its best. Drape is part of the fabric’s natural character, the way it hangs and folds. Allows a luxurious feel and handle for the customer.
The essence of a great fabric is in the feel of it.
The essence of a great fabric is in the feel of it. Delicately combining the scouring, shrinking and setting in the finish makes the fabric feel soft and luxurious yet at the same time confers enough firmness to give a garment body. The handle is the attribute most associated with quality/luxury. A fabric combines fibre, yarn, weave structure and finish. When these 4 elements are in harmony the results can be spectacular.
London Shrunk fabric withstands the rigours of tailoring without altering.
London Shrinking is designed to give the tailor every-assistance in producing a garment of superior quality. Tailored garments are 3 dimensional pieces and therefore need interlinings, fusings and shape seams, plus the tailor must be able to steam and press the fabric without altering its condition.
Throughout these processes our London Shrunk fabric is unstrained and forms well with a permanence that will not be altered during the tailoring process and steam pressing.