OUR FABRICS

All of the fabrics used in the 'Gymphlex England 1906’ collection are specifically made for us to our unique requirements. They are based on the experiences that we have gained over the last 100 years whilst manufacturing sportswear; offering the wearer comfort, easy care properties, and longevity in use. We only manufacture our cloths in mills of the highest standards using the finest yarns that are made to last. This is why we have chosen British and Japanese manufacturers to work with, as they consistently produce some of the best-made fabrics in the world today.

100% Brushed Cotton

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

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

100% Combed Cotton Jersey

Our Combed Cotton Jersey has been cleaned, carded and combed. Carding separates the fibres and runs them in the same direction. Combing using fine brushes removes impurities. Leaving the longest and straightest fibres, that once woven, produce a much smoother and higher quality fabric.

100% Cotton

100% Cotton

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

100% Cotton Chambray

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 Chino

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.

100% Cotton Madras Check

100% Cotton Madras Check

Our lightweight cotton Madras check is based on an original school uniform fabric, and the plaid patterns we have designed are unique to us. This fine woven cloth is identical on both sides.

100% Cotton Pique

100% Cotton Pique

A traditional sportswear favourite due to its natural ‘open-weave’ cooling, our pique is manufactured especially for us, and all colours are ‘Fabric Dyed’ to give a more gentle colour palette.

100% Cotton Quilted Fleece

100% Cotton Quilted Fleece

Our Quilted Fleece fabrics are knitted, then brushed, to create a warm cuddly surface. The fibres are compacted during the brushing process, which gives fleece a nice wind resistance.

100% Cotton Terry Loopback

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 of the highest quality.

100% Flanders Linen

100% Flanders Linen

From the home of Linen, this 100% linen fabric is the perfect summer-shirt fabric, and is made especially for us from the highest quality linen grown in Flanders. Originally only worn by the wealthy due to its cost and superior nature, it has many cooling and freshening properties that make it ideal for those hot summer days.

100% Mercerised & Washed Cotton Interlock

100% Mercerised & Washed Cotton Interlock

This has always been one of our core sportswear fabrics. We use a very fine 40/1 yarn count which is made especially for us. This fabric is both ‘Mercerised’ and ‘Washed’ to enhance its crisp look and remove any sheen. Interlock also has a tighter weave, which offers a smooth, fine stretchy handle combined with superior strength during repeated washing, something that has always been important in the sportswear we produce.

100% Nylon Tussah

00% Nylon Tussah

This soft matt-finish outerwear fabric is specially produced for us in Japan to the highest of standards. We have carefully replicated the traditional weatherproof feel of our performance sportswear fabrics that have for so long kept sports men and women dry and protected from the wind, and combined this with the surface texture of original Silk ‘Tussah’.

100% Technical Polyester

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

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.

51% Cotton 49% Linen

51% Cotton 49% Linen

The perfect blend of Cotton and Linen which has been developed over time to create a light but luxurious Shirt

Double Jersey 99% Cotton 1% Polyurethane

Double Jersey 99% Cotton 1% Polyurethane

Double jersey is a term that is applied to weft-knitted fabrics that are knitted with two sets of needles on a weft-knitting machine with two needle beds. Double Jersey has fantastic body and weight, making this an excellent choice to keep you warm and comfortable during the colder months without becoming bulky or restricting your ease of movement. 

Shell 100% Nylon Insulation 90% Down 10% Feather

Shell 100% Nylon Insulation Down and Feather

The Nylon shell gives protection against the wet weather and paired with Down, used in our insulated jackets means it is brilliant for freezing cold temperatures, as it offers a layer of body warming insulation that a waterproof jacket rarely offers.

100% Cotton

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. This huge difference only really becomes apparent after the first wash, when the Gymphlex Cotton Oxford begins to soften. You simply must try this fabric.

Shetland Wool

100% Shetland Wool

Known for its fineness and warmth, Shetland wool is a natural fibre, supplied only from sheep grazing the isles of Shetland! Due to the tough weather conditions, Shetland wool is also incredibly strong and soft, keeping you warm in the winter months.

100% Lambs wool

100% Lambs Wool

A high quality wool, which is super soft and lightweight, with excellent insulating properties.

80% cotton 20% Nylon

80% Cotton 20% Nylon

The combination of Cotton and Nylon results in a comfortable yet practical fabric, incredibly durable and breathable for those on the go!