Materials Used By TCS-eco

Fabrics explained

Toppers:

Cotton: good all-rounder. Mainly used for lighter flow as some ladies find it gives a ‘wet’ feeling during heavy flow and gushing. Cotton doesn’t wick away moisture very quickly, although this also depends on what fabrics are used in the core. Comes in all sorts of patterns and is easily available.

Jersey: soft feeling, wicks moisture away quickly and is therefore a good topper if you have a very heavy flow and a gusher.  The largest variety of pattern in my range is in cotton jersey.  Most Cotton jersey fabrics are limited edition imported fabrics.  Where the fabric has been purchased will always be in the description or a watermark on any pictures of the fabric.

Performance Knit: has a stain resistant finish that makes laundering a breeze. For a knit that has vibrant colors that hold up wonderfully to repeated washing. It is a breathable fabric that has moisture wicking properties too keep you cool and dry.  It has a sheen to it unlike the matt finish of cotton jersey.  Performance knit is a fabric ordered directly from Spoon flower.

Minky/Plush: this is a synthetic fabric made of polyester. Doesn’t stain as quickly as natural fabrics such as cotton, jersey and bamboo velour. Very soft and stays soft. Might feel warmer due to it being polyester.  Most TCS-eco fabrics are limited edition wickedly woven, lil bumaz, gelatos or hand dyed by TCS-eco.

Bamboo velour: a natural, absorbent fabric. It has antibacterial and deodorizing properties which makes it an excellent fabric to use on the top of a cloth pad. Feels very soft and wicks away moisture very quickly. Very popular during heavy flow as it gives you a dry feeling.  All Bamboo velour is custom dyed by TCS-eco.

Cotton velour:  a natural fabric with a very similar look and feel to Bamboo velour.  CV does not go “crunchy” over time and is a very under rated fabric topping.  All Cotton velour is custom dyed by TCS-eco.

Core materials:

Hemp with Silverdur (the brand used in TCS-eco): Used in Liners

  • 100% eco-friendly.
  • Infused with SILVADUR™ anti-microbial silver ions to inhibit bacterial growth, control bad odors and create long lasting freshness without toxic chemicals.
  • SILVADUR® is proven to be safe against the skin. Tests of bamboo, cotton and polyester treated with 10 times the recommended amount of SILVADUR® found no skin irritation or sensitization after multiple exposures.
  • Manufactured with no harmful chemicals or finishes.

 

Zorb 3d with Silverdur (the core material used by TCS-eco) super absorbent. Used in Regular and Heavies.
It absorbs 10x its weight in moisture at rates nearly 20x faster than cotton, bamboo & hemp knit and has a much greater holding capacity than any other product on the market (a single layer holds up to 5 times the moisture of the best absorbing knits so leaking and exterior wicking can be greatly reduced).

 

         

Backing materials:

ProSoft® Stretch-FIT Organic Cotton Fleece

 

  • Soft & stretchy waterproof fabric created by laminating 1 mil PUL to ProECO® Stretch-FIT Organic Cotton Fleece Fabric.
  • One side has the warm fuzzy fleece while the other side has the waterproof film.
  • The fuzzy fabric can be used as either an absorbent layer or a waterproof layer at the same time.
  • Made with Lycra, giving it a four-way stretch and recovery, for a tight hold and fit.
  • CPSIA certified, meeting stringent standards by the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission on lead and phthalates and flammability.
  • Very durable, tested to withstand 300+ washings.
  • 100% eco-friendly.
  • Super soft, breathable and flexible.
  • Unique process permanently melt-bonds our specially-treated TPU film to the fabric without toxic solvents. The process emits no toxic waste or VOCs that are harmful to the environment.
  • The fabric is manufactured with no harmful chemicals or finishes in controlled conditions in American textile mills.

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    Wind-Pro: Polartec Wind Pro was developed to strengthen the fabrics ability to resist the effects of strong winds.  By adapting the fleeces structure through a tighter knitted construction a new fabric composition was created that created a breathable fleece with added abilities to repel all forms of moisture.  Wind pro is now the standard backing on all pads over 10”.  If waterproof fleece is preferred, it can be altered at the customer’s request.

     

    All information has been sourced from the pages I buy my fabrics wholesale from. Wazoodle and the Polartec page.

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