Calendering of fabric

Calendaring is a mechanical finishing process used on cloth where fabric is folded in half and passed under rollers at high temperatures and pressures. Calendaring is a high-speed ironing process that primarily imparts lustre and is usually the final treatment for the fabrics in the finishing sequence. It can be basic, semi-permanent or permanent in nature. Basic calendaring’s effect on the fabric is usually temporary and disappears after first washing. Semi-permanent achieved by padding fabric in a sparingly soluble polyvinyl acetate emulsion before calendaring. More permanent finish can be obtained by treating fabric with a solution of crease recovery reagent, followed by drying, calendaring and curing the fabric at about 150 ºC.

Textile sourcing of woven fabrics

Fabrics are both inspiring and innovative. They help to set the theme of each line. Each season, fabric designers and mills create new colour palettes, weaves and textures, fibre blends and printing techniques, lending fashion direction for the coming season. We guide our clients in choosing the right fabrics for their product to achieve the desired finished product and price point. We look at 5 main items that will save you a lot of heartache and money as you move through the design and production process. Affordability, functionality, testing, availability and sustainability.

Custom developed fabrics

In a world of individual tastes, Weave It specializes in custom tailored solutions for our discerning clients. We understand that need for something different, something unique, something that stands out and something exclusive that only our clients would have. We have the talent, experience and knowledge to take a designer’s vision and make it a reality. We make digital images, strikes offs and work hand in hand with our clients to ensure our clients vision is accurately realized. Weave It takes pride in taking into account the smallest of details and meeting price targets for our clientele.

Commission Twisting of yarns

Commission converting or commission tolling is an outsourced yarn manufacturing step in yarn processing where spun or filament yarn is converted from the basic commodity form into a specific processed or partially processed form by a contract manufacturer.  In a commission program the customer purchases the flat, or unprocessed yarn from the yarn spinner or fibre producer for delivery to the yarn converter company for processing. The processed yarn is then shipped ready to use to the purchaser, saving processing time movement and waste.

Commission weaving

We delight ourselves in participating in loads of commission weaving. We find it extremely satisfying to know that our clients are happy and satisfied. As South Africa’s leading textile manufacturers we make it our top priority to ensure that our clients know what they want, the reason they want that particular fabric and making sure they are informed enough to make a decision to ensure that their happiness lasts. WeaveIt is invested in their customers choices and will stop at nothing to provide only the best advice and critique when choosing the best fabric and colour. At WeaveIt we maintain our persistent and growing popularity in the marketplace due to our large industry presence, manufacturing rate and our diverse fabrics.


Fabrics are a part of our everyday lives. Whether it is the clothes we wear, the bedding we sleep in, the covered car seats of our cars or upholstery, it forms an important part of our day. The manufacturing of cotton fabrics starts with the preparation of the yearn for weaving or knitting. The second step in the production process involves joining these individual threads together, this is known as weaving. After the fabric is woven is ready for the final step; processing. The fabric you see on a daily basis such as fresh sheets or the clothes you wear isn’t the freshly woven product but rather what comes after. Afterwards its finally ready to be shipped to clothing and textile manufacturers.