Author Topic: Cotswold Offers Biodegradable Tearaway/Washaway Stabilizer  (Read 2027 times)

Offline Deborah Sexton

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Cotswold is keeping it green with biodegradable Tearaway/Washaway, which is designed for open embroidery on light cottons and linens. When the embroidery is finished, the excess tears easily away from the stitches and the rest dissolves in water with the first wash. All of the fibers that dissolve are completely biodegradable and will not hurt the environment.

The secret to this earth-friendly stabilizer is that it is constructed of half water soluble and half non-water soluble materials. So only half of the stabilizer dissolves leaving the non soluble fibers under the stitching to give the embroidery the support it needs to keep the design looking sharp and crisp throughout the life of the garment.

Biodegradable Tearaway/Washaway is made using a wet-laid nonwoven process which ensures it is nondirectional and dense for maximum support. This type of stabilizer also makes it easier to achieve the tambourine skin tension level that is ideal for perfect registration and fine details. Custom cutting is available.

For more information, visit or contact Fred Lebow  or call Cotswold Industries at (877) 309-3553 or fax (212) 545-0603. For a glossary of stabilizer terms, go to