Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Sources Sought for Cotton Fleece Fabric

A company is interested in sourcing certain cotton fleece fabric in the DR-CAFTA region in the quantities and as specified below.

FABRIC TYPECotton Fleece
FIBER CONTENT77-83% cotton, 17-23% polyester
FACE YARN100% combed cotton ring spun, 41/1 to 48/1 metric (24/1 to 28/1)
TIE YARN183 to 188 / 48 filament metric filament polyester ( 49 to 51 / 48 filament denier)
FLEECE YARNSingle ply staple 67 to 73 percent cotton and 27 to 33 percent polyester staple, 23.7/1 to 20.5/1 metric number (14/1 to 18/1)
FABRIC WEIGHT257 to 294 grams per square meter (7.6 to 8.7 ounces per square yard)
QUANTITY required3,500,000 kg per year
HTSUS subheading6001.21
REMARKSVertical and horizontal shrinkage must be less than 5% Torque may not exceed 4% All fabrics must have a Class 1 flammability rating For optimum fabric integrity and stitch definition, this fabric must be knit on machines with number of yarn feeds in a multiple of 3.

NOTE: The yarn size designations describe a range of yarn specifications for yarn before knitting, dyeing and finishing of the fabric. They are intended as specifications to be followed by the mill in sourcing yarn used to produce the fabric. Dyeing, finishing and knitting can alter the characteristic of the yarn as it appears in the finished fabric. This specification therefore includes yarn sizes provided that the variation occurs after processing of the greige yarn and production of the fabric. The specifications for the fabric apply to the fabric itself prior to cutting and sewing of the finished garment. Such processing may alter the measurements.

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