Single jerseys (also: single face or plain jerseys) are realised by knitting with a single set of needles. The two sides of the fabric have a different appearance, and the fabric is not very extensible in the width. Single jerseys tend to curl at the edges. Single jerseys are basic fabrics that are mainly used for T-shirts. Most T-shirts are made from cotton, but the knitting technique can also be applied with other materials e.g. hemp and tencel.
Single jerseys from 100% organic cotton or with some elastane (max. 4%) added. All organic cotton single jerseys in our collection are GOTS-certified.
Single jerseys from 100% hemp or from hemp with organic cotton. Some of these fabrics are made in the EU from European hemp, others are made in China.
Comfortable, smooth and very soft.
Single jersey, also called single knit or plain knit, is mostly made from cotton but the technique can be applied with other materials. Because of its structure the fabric is stretchy even without the use of elastane. Single jerseys are knitted with one row of needles. The view side of the fabric is smooth, the backside has almost invisible loops.
The organic cotton single jerseys in the collection of ECOLOGICAL TEXTILES are either made from 100% organic cotton or with some elastane (max 4%). They are produced in Turkey, from Aegean organic cotton. In weight these fabrics range between 80 and 185 gr/m2. All organic cotton single jerseys in the ECOLOGICAL TEXTILES collection are GOTS certified. They are highly breathable and perfect for making clothing for daily use, e.g. t-shirts, tank tops, nightwear. Because they are so stretchy single jerseys are also perfect for clothing that requires freedom of movement.
The single jerseys with hemp are either made from 100% hemp or from a blend of hemp and organic cotton, sometimes also with elastane. Some of these fabrics are produced in Europe from hemp that was grown in the EU, others are made in China from Chinese hemp and Indian organic cotton.
The single jerseys from tencel are soft, smooth and very soft. They have a nice drape and are easy to care for. These fabrics have been produced in Turkey.
Historically all jersey fabrics appear to come from Jersey, a small island in the Channel. In the late Middle Ages they were already used for making underwear.