Interview with R Chinraj

R Chinraj
R Chinraj
Suditi Industries Ltd
Suditi Industries Ltd

A fabric that merges comfort and style
The future of clothing as we know it is about to change as Suditi Industries Ltd (SIL), a three decade old company into fabric manufacturing, garmenting and retailing develops a new fabric called Ponte Venese. Built in association with Aditya Birla Group, the latest innovation is a mixture of viscose, nylon and spandex. In a tete-a-tete with Nivedita Jayaram Pawar, R Chinraj, President, Suditi Industries Ltd explains the multiple applications of this new fabric.

Tell us more about this new fabric Ponte Venese.

Ponte Venese is a modern fabric that is already catching up with domestic brands. A structured fabric made with softer materials like viscose, nylon and spandex it imparts a feel good factor on the body, drapes well and does not curl at the edges. This fabric is a boon to brands that want to highlight variation in their collections. The innovative techniques and treatments undertaken for the development of the fabric make it stitch-friendly and easy to work with. A double-knit interlock fabric that has stability and firmness in addition to flexibility and softness, Ponte Venese can be used in dresses, blazers, jackets, bottom wear and more structured pieces and hold its shape but still maintains comfort and gives ease of mobility. This fabric can be knitted from different types and weights of yarns. Use of elastane gives it an element of stretch and also an exceptional effect while printing or dyeing. It's a firm, stable knit which holds its shape well in a garment, increases longevity and helps the fabric to look good for longer.

What is it best suited for?

This fabric is great for leisure wear, active wear, fitted streamlined garments and even yoga wear. The versatility of this fabric allows a comfortable fit while still holding its shape and thus ensures multiple application of the garment. When used for women's bottom wear Ponte Venese gives the right amount of stretch without the use of drawstring or an additional elastic band. Even while making a long fitted streamlined dress, its falls right and makes one feel comfortable in.
Published on: 24/02/2016

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