Unlike conventional stretch fabrics, natural stretch fabrics are made of 100% cotton. The stretch effect, which can otherwise only be achieved by incorporating an elastane yarn, is achieved by using a special weaving method and finish. Shirts made from natural stretch fabric stand out due to their excellent wear comfort, as the positive wear properties of the cotton are accompanied by a high level of flexibility of movement.
A necktie is an elongated piece of cloth, which is tied around the neck with a tie knot. In combination with a shirt, ties are generally worn for formal events, in professional life and on festive occasions. The tie evolved from the tied bow, the so-called bow tie, by continuously cutting them with longer ends, until today's tie was conceived. The tie is worn as a rule under the shirt collar, and there are different ways of tying them. The tie covers the button placket on the shirt front. The tie can be fixed to the shirt with a tie pin.
There are various ways of tying neckties that are suitable for various types of ties and collar. The standard knot is known as the four-in-hand. Other options include the half-Windsor knot and the Windsor knot as well as the Pratt knot.
Cf. drip dry
ETERNA specialises in non-iron shirts and blouses. Cotton fabrics are treated according to a complex and complicated method, licensed especially for ETERNA, to achieve the best wear and care properties. Non-iron men's shirts and women's blouses are drip dry; in other words, the fabric straightens automatically after washing and does not need to be ironed. The best results are achieved if you neatly hang up your drip dry shirt on a coat hanger immediately after washing. You can only be sure that you won't need to iron your shirt or blouse if fabrics are specifically labelled ‘drip dry’ or ‘non-iron’.