All of the fabrics used in Gymphlex collections are made for us to our unique requirements.

Over 100 years of manufacturing high-quality sportswear that offers comfort, easy care properties, and longevity of use has taught us a thing or two. We produce all our cloth in traditional mills to the highest standards using the finest yarns. We work with highly respected Japanese manufacturers who consistently produce some of the best fabrics in the world. We wouldn’t make our clothes out of anything less.

一期一会 ‘One life, one encounter’

100% Brushed Cotton

Our cotton fabric undergoes a mechanical process where fine metal brushes carefully rub the fabric to produce fine fibres, creating extra softness.

100% Brushed Cotton Terry

Manufactured especially for us in a very fine yarn, the reverse side is cross-looped and the outer side flat. Ensuring the fabric feels extremely soft to the skin, and lightweight to wear.

100% Combed Cotton Jersey

Our Combed Cotton Jersey has been cleaned, carded and combed. Separating the fibres, fine brushes remove impurities, leaving the longest and straightest fibres, that once woven, produce a much smoother and higher quality fabric.

100% Cotton

Cotton is soft, absorbent and a breathable natural fibre, making it the perfect material for clothing. Cotton keeps the body cool in Summer and warm in Winter, as it is a good conductor of heat.

100% Cotton Chambray

Typically lighter than denim, and originally used for school or work shirts, this special Gymphlex cloth uses ‘Uneven Yarns’ in both the warp and weft directions, resulting in a soft yet Vintage feel.

100% Cotton Madras Check

Our lightweight cotton Madras check is based on an original school uniform fabric, with plaid patterns uniquely designed for us. This fine woven cloth is identical on both sides.

100% Cotton Chino

Our Chino cloth is luxurious! Far from its origins as a hard-wearing British military fabric that offered comfort with camouflage properties, our Japanese made equivalent is both soft and supple, and improves with every wash.

Typewriter Cloth

A crisp plain weave cotton crafted in Japan. Lightweight and breathable cloth. The weft of this textile is woven strongly and densely by using a traditional shuttle loom, with a unique bounce and resilience with a pleasant rustling sound.

Garment-washed Jersey

Garment washed for increased comfort and combed for added softness. Our cotton jersey fabric is slightly stretchy and drapes well.

100% Cotton Terry Loopback

Having originally been developed for sports garments, the loops on the back of the fabric are designed to absorb sweat from your body, passing it into the garment to keep you cool. The fabric is softer, resistant to pilling, and the highest quality.

100% Flanders Linen

From the home of Linen, this 100% linen fabric is the perfect summer-shirt fabric, and is made especially for us. It has many cooling and freshening properties that make it ideal for those hot summer days.

Heavy-weight Cotton Jersey

A heavyweight cotton, which has a thick and boneless texture. Empty spinning and knitting to a close degree, results in a dry and firm texture. With more wear and washing, the fabrics shapes to the body, offering a flattering silhouette.

Open-end Cotton

Our cotton is created without the use of a traditional spindle. Premium quality, created in Japan with excellent colour fastness and softness.

100% Technical Polyester

Our technical polyester is strong, wrinkle and tear-resistant, it also has water and wind resistant properties but still allows the skin to breathe.

100% Woven Cotton

Our woven Cotton has a strong cotton weave with closely woven threads in a simple criss-cross pattern. This is a lightweight, cool weave with a smooth and silky finish. It is very breathable, so ideal on a warm day.

Triple-layered Jersey

Three layers of jersey material are knitted together, resulting in a stretchy, lightweight fabric.

High-count Poplin

High count poplin is plain weave, with the threads alternately crossing over and then under each other. Resulting in a smooth, crisp and durable fabric that has an almost silky hand feel.

100 Garment-washed Cotton ‘Tsuriami’ Terry

A gravity fed ‘tensionless’ technique that creates dense, soft super luxury Terry loopback fabric, just how it used to be made in the early 1900’s.

Organic Cotton Twill

Our organic cotton twill is best recognised for its diagonal lines on the face of the fabric, it’s sturdyness, softness and resistance to wrinkles.

Supima 100% Cotton

The ‘Gymphlex Cotton Oxford’ is unique to us, however, as we use ‘Supima’ Cotton on both the warp and weft yarns instead of simply combed cotton, offering our products an improved durability and a superior softness.


A sturdy, tightly woven fabric made from cotton, that’s incredibly durable and has a smooth finish. Used for some of our outerwear items.

Shape Memory Polyester

A light memory weather using shape memory polyester that is stretch and shrink resistant. Also quick drying and easily retains it’s shape, making it ideal for outerwear pieces.

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