Learn more about different tie fabrics to see which matches well with the nature of your organisation.
Some of us might see logos as just a fancy set of words and symbols, but actually logos can play a more important role than simply looking nice. Logos actually establish a type of officiality and identity in particular organisations.
They are what we plaster on billboards, posters, clothes or wherever so anyone who sees the logo may be reminded of our organisation. The more the logos are seen, the more people’s interests may grow to a point where they might hopefully approach us.
Due to the importance of logos and individuality, even ties may be used to promote an organisation or establish a deeper sense of membership. They do this by having their ties custom made, turning ordinary sets of ties into particular club ties, school ties, corporate ties and other similar organisation ties.
These types of ties are made based on specific customer requirements, so the final product can come out as something that is completely and uniquely theirs. So during the designing phase, choices like colour, pattern, weave and fabric is up to us.
For now let us delve deeper into choices of fabric, since there are a number of different tie fabrics tie manufacturers can use. Here are a few descriptions of certain tie fabrics that might help us choose what is appropriate for our organisation ties:
Usually, silk is used for club ties and some corporation ties due to its smooth and sophisticated look. Silk is a classic tie fabric choice and is probably the type of tie we might see often. Aside from their look, silk ties are also favoured for their soft texture and versatility. They are known to drape elegantly down the wearer’s chest as well. However, when wearing a silk tie we have to exercise caution since these can be quite delicate.
This fabric can actually be made out of any other fibre as long as it has a long filament. Nylon, polyester and even silk are examples of fibres that can be turned into satin using a ‘satin weave’. Satin can be distinguished from other fabrics because they are smooth and glossy on one side, but slightly rough and matte on the other. They are a suitable tie for formal occasions, so it is also an ideal choice for clubs and corporations. The colours on a satin tie also lasts for quite a long time, and shine more brightly compared to silk ties.
These are polyester and microfibre fabrics which are more affordable than silk and satin due to the fact that they are man-made silk imitations. Since they are affordable, they are the ideal choice for mass tie production. They are also known to be more durable and easier to clean than other tie fabrics. School ties or university ties are usually made out of polyester, as students wear these ties every day and have the tendency to be a little careless with ties.
The fabric is only one of the tie features we have to consider when designing a tie. We also have to think of the colour, pattern, weave and basically every detail. Hopefully with the descriptions above, we can quickly complete the fabric choosing phase of designing our ties.