The ayen Material Page
You can quickly lose track of things when it comes to material information.
Our ayen material page will give an overview about all materials we use as well as the most important facts, characteristics and care information.
Alpaca wool is a high quality wool fiber, which counts as one of the most expensive wools. Alpaca wool is very fine so that the scratching sensation of wool, which can be very disturbing, is completely absent.
- very soft
- resistant and durable
- heat isolating (in winter) & heat balancing (in summer)
- antibacterial and allergy friendly
How to take care of alpaca wool:
Alpaca is one of the materials that one prefers to air rather than put directly into the washing machine. The fibers of alpaca wool contain protein molecules, which neutralize odors quickly and effectively, even without washing. In the case of gross dirt, it can already help to knock the knit out. If you need to wash alpaca, it can be washed in the wool washing cycle at a maximum of 40 degrees or washed by hand.
Cotton is a natural fiber, which is not only very resistant, but also absorbent and skin-friendly. Fashion made of cotton is very airy, durable and easy caring.
- regulates temperature and humidity
- allergy and skin friendly
- easy caring and very resistant
- high absorbency
How to take care of cotton:
Cotton can easily be washed in the washing machine. For the right use of temperature, please have a look at the care tag as there might be differences depending on whether the cotton is pure or mixed.
Elastane is an elastic synthetic fiber which is used to increase the elasticity of garments. It is therefore mostly not used as a pure fiber, but often mixed with natural or other garments.
- very elastic and stretchable
- shape retaining
- very resistant
- wrinkle resistant, light and soft
How to take care of elastane:
Elastane itself is very easy caring and insensitive. However, as it is often used with other fibers, you should always check the exact composition and care instructions when washing and caring for your garment.
Linen is a sustainable material as it is made from renewable raw materials. In clothing, linen is very popular and often mixed with cotton. The material is known for its pleasant feel on the skin and is a very popular material, especially in summer.
- Airy/ cooling in summer
- Easy to clean / low tendency to dirt
- Renewable raw material
- Very resistant and durable
How to care of Linen:
Linen is generally a very easy-care fabric that can be machine-washed without any problems. However, you should be a little more careful when washing dyed linen, as the fabric can easily lose color. We recommend to wash linen at 30 degrees and to iron it at a low heat setting.
Modal is won out of beech wood and is therefore ecological, environmentally friendly and sustainable. Due to its composition and good characteristics, Modal is a very popular material in the textile sector.
- gentle, silky and soft
- highly absorbent
- durable and robust
- allergy and skin friendly
How to care of Modal:
Modal is insensitive to heat and easy to clean. Modal can be machine washed. For ideal care and a long lasting fabric-life, always check the exact degree on the washing label. Since Modal hardly creases, when in need to iron only on a low temperature.
Polyester is a synthetic fiber, which is three times as fine as silk. Its microfiber characteristics ensure that the material is very dense, water-and dirt resistant. Also, it is very easy caring and dimensionally stable.
- easy caring and water resistant
- light and fast-drying
- resistant and dimensionally stable
How to take care of Polyester:
It is recommended to wash Polyester in the fine wash cycle or at a low level. It is a very easy caring fabric, which is almost iron free due to its texture. In case there is a wrinkle, iron on a low level. Garments like blazers should be cleaned at a laundry to maintain its shape.
Tencel (or often also called Lyocell) is a cellulose fiber, which is very environment-friendly and sustainable. It is produced from natural raw materials (beech or eucalyptus wood) and biodegradable.
- soft, airy and cooling
- easy caring and resistant
- ideal for allergic persons
How to take care of Tencel:
Even though Tencel is very easy caring, it should be treated with care. Before washing, turn the garments to the left and wash them at a maximum of 30 degrees Celsius using a mild detergent and the wool or gentle wash cycle. Bleaching detergents should absolutely be avoided!
Viscose is obtained from recycled plant residues, which are then chemically treated. This makes viscose a mixture of natural and synthetic fiber. In the textile sector, viscose is often used alone but also in combination with other materials such as cotton, linen or velvet.
- High absorbency
- Comfortable feeling on your skin
- Soft & flowing
How to take care of Viscose:
Viscose requires some care, as it can quickly shrink if washed wrong. High temperatures should therefore always be avoided. The best way to wash viscose is to use a fine wash cycle with the appropriate detergent and a gentle wash at up to 40 degrees. After washing, it is best to hang up the viscose garment and, if necessary, iron it dry at a low temperature.
Wool is a natural fiber, which is especially popular in the cold season. It is often used in blended fabrics.
Characteristics of wool:
- Heat isolating
- Easy caring and very resistant
- Wrinkle resistant and non-iron
- Natural self-cleaning function
How to take care of Wool:
The fibers of wool contain protein molecules, which neutralize odors quickly and effectively, even without washing. In the case of gross dirt, it can already help to knock the knit out. If you need to wash wool, it can be washed in the wool washing cycle at a maximum of 40 degrees or washed by hand – which is more recommended.