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MATERIAL

Our clothing, and some of the accessories, is made from three different materials in general: absorbing cotton, robust linen and warming wool.

Cotton:

We use cotton, woven in different ways for various purposes: cotton is used for blouses, shirts and undergarments. It is comfortable on the skin, absorbs moisture and is suitable for any undergarments.

The "rougher" canvas weaving pattern is used in clothing, which is getting stressed when worn. Overgarments, like trousers, tunics and coats, but also belt bags, quivers and gambesons are made from this fabric. The third weaving pattern is "premium canvas". It is very similar to the regular canvas fabric, but made with thinner cotton fibers. This fabric is more dense and therefore softer, yet very robust. Some high grade overgarments are made from this finer fabric

Linen:

Our linen fabric is a mixture of 50% linen and 50% cotton. This combination allows those high grade fabrics' properties to come to full display. We produce some over- and undergarments from this fabric due to this fabrics ideal summer properties. Because of its good thermal conductivity it is cooling on hot summer days. It will absorb moisture and transport sweat away from the wearers body. Linen itself is not robust in any case, that is where the cotton part comes into place. Cotton provides the abrasion resistance and makes the hard and tearproof flax fibers softer and smoother.

Wool:

The wool we use is a mixture of 70% sheep wool, 20% Polyester and 10% Viscose. Mixtures of natural fabrics and synthetics are quite common. The blend will reduce the wools natural habit to felt itself. Caretaking is made easier with some synthetic percentage, the abrasion is lowered, pilling (the knots on woolen fabric after frequent use) is reduced, which will help the clothing last for a longer time. Especially Viskose, the so called "natural-synthetic fiber" made from Cellulose, makes the fabric smoother and provides even more comfort wearing it. The itching feeling on the skin is massively reduced. Our Mytholon overgarments and coats are made from this fabric. It is waterrepellent and warms even if moist.

 

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Combination:

The combination of various fabrics is not only a question of costume design. Our fabrics have different properties, which predistine it for a specific purpose. When combined, you can recieve "medieval" functional clothing, just like todays modern versions. The first layer on the skin should consist of light cotton or linen fabric. Sweat is being lead away from the skin, just as the body heat is in summer.

As the second layer you should wear some robust canvas fabric, tough, yet breathable. The third layer should consist of warming wool. Use a coat or a tunic, which holds the warmth and protects from rain and wind.

When wearing this layer system, you should be able to enjoy events even in the worst of weatherconditions, without wishing yourself back to the warmth of your livingrooms' couch.

Processing:

We take special account for the overgarments made from durable and rough canvas fabric. The fabric is woven more crude than normally to achieve that original "historic" look. Woven in fibers and some minor flaws are intended - do not mistake them for "bad quality", as we plan this "old-historic look-a-like fabric".

 

CARETAKING

We suggest to wash all our apparel by hand. Under no circumstances should the fabric be dried in a dryer. Multicoloured costumes or costumes with a counter-coloured bordering should be washed by a chemical cleaning, otherwise the colours could fade out and stain the clothing. We disadvise to bleach our fabrics.

Our fabrics can be ironed, but you should use a low temperature.

The coloured fabrics are not UV resistant - they will fade out after some time. This can be sped up, when those fabrics are exposed to bright sunlight.