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What does "Lisle Cotton Yarn" or "Filo di Scozia" represent?

The designation "Lisle Cotton Yarn" or "Lisle Thread", "Thread Scotland", "Filo di Scozia" (in Italian), "Fil d'Ecosse" (in French) has always been used to indicate very high grade cotton fabrics with unique characteristics of brilliance, softness, silky hand, solid dyes and, above all, for maintaining these characteristics over time.

Italian manufacturers are undoubtedly leaders in the production of these precious fabrics and have formed associations to promote and ensure the authenticity of Filo di Scozia fabrics, and feature all of the following special characteristics:

IT IS THE MOST LUXURIOUS COTTON YARN, obtained exclusively from the finest long-staple cotton, such as the Egyptian Makò cotton;

IT IS COMBED to eliminate the shorter and weaker fibers;

IT IS TWISTED AND DOUBLED: in other words, made up of two identical quality strands. The twisting operation more than doubles the yarn's original strength;

IT IS SINGED: that is, run across a gas flame to burn off any protruding fibers to achieve maximum smoothness and sheen;

IT IS DOUBLE MERCERIZED: that is, immersed in a special alkaline bath with the fibers perfectly wound and under tension. The process of mercerization makes the cotton fibers stronger, takes dye better, increases its luster, and "pre-shrunk" so the final product will shrink less lately. Mercerized cotton fibers absorb more perspiration than any other fiber and dry readily, feeling pleasant and cool against the skin. 

The most luxurious cotton products are made with mercerized cotton, and many high-end brand names use "Lisle Cotton Yarn"/"Filo di Scozia" cotton for their most exclusive lines.

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