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Date: 8/10/13 1:24 PM

Ok, just discovered the "Kate Knock-Off Collection" by Issa being sold at Banana Republic:

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IIRC, I have two different patterns that copy the blue engagement dress...which seems the inspiration for most of the garments in the line.

What really jumped out at me, though, was the fabric content:

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50% Rayon, 28% Lyocell, 19% Cotton, 5% Spandex


How should I interpret this? According to Wikipedia, Lyocell is Tencel which is rayon. But why say Rayon and Lyocell in the description?

So this is a Rayon Cotton Lycra knit? Is that it?

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Date: 8/10/13 5:38 PM

I think there are no good answers for all sorts of weird and odd stuff all over the internet as probably just too many mistakes anyone could do when making any kind of web page. Also no way of knowing what someone was even thinking of when they do anything. But obvious someone there should have had a math problem even. As 50 plus 28 plus 19 plus 5 is 102 percent!!!!

So since you can't have 102 percent of some fabric content, some one there just blew it, and maybe some day they will correct it and maybe just not. They may never even notice it.

I kind of doubt that thin draping knit is really a mixture of cotton/rayon and lycra (just since I don't see that combination on real bolts of fabric all that much) but I guess it could be. But not in those percentages at all, so I think it's just someone's web page error. I would maybe guess its all rayon/with a bit of lycra maybe instead ?

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Date: 8/10/13 6:34 PM

I'm guessing internet mess-up, plus a copyrighted process for making the Lyocell. So yeah, Rayon, cotton, Lycra.

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Date: 8/10/13 11:34 PM

Thanks for the link lakaribane. I love one of the dresses and have posted my own topic looking for the fabric!

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Date: 8/11/13 4:31 AM

Hmmm...I think tencel is actually a wood fiber.

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Date: 8/11/13 9:48 AM

I've seen the wholesale fabric samples for Banana Republic at the market in Seoul (not for the current season though). Many were labeled rayon/cotton blends, mostly thin and drapey knits. Don't remember if the sample cards also included lycra but sometimes they had a rayon/silk blend.

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Date: 8/11/13 10:43 AM

Quote: cocosloft
Hmmm...I think tencel is actually a wood fiber.

Yes, which is also what Rayon is. Tencel is a particular brand name of Lyocell, which is another term we sometimes see on tags. As this Wikipediaa article states, it is considered a type of rayon.

It is possible that they used some 'generic' rayon and some brand name Tencel, hence why both are listed. Of course, that doesn't explain why it adds up to more than 100%!!!

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