Peaching is a finishing process we use on the polycotton for our drill tops. After weaving, fabric is stretched while drying. This is when it takes on its stability. While drying the fabric is ‘peached’ by being brushed with abrasive rollers. These very gently break some of the small fibres on the outside of the fabric, or tease fibres out. If you could look at a peached fabric under a microscope it would look a bit hairy. It’s called peaching because it’s supposed to make the fabric feel like the fur on a peach. This process gives a fabric a nice, soft feel and makes it more comfortable to wear.
Peached fabric can also be achieved using chemical abrasion. Using this method the fibres are broken down using chemical compounds as opposed to being sanded using bristles.
Our Iconic Training Shorts are designed using this fabric.
This post was first published 07/15.