Zorb II Diamonds is a super absorbent reversible fabric with a face and back of 70% bamboo 30% organic cotton combined with aÊthirsty inner filling of Zorb fibres.
It absorbs 10x its weight in moisture at rates nearly 20x faster than cotton, bamboo and hemp knit and has a much greater holding capacity than any other product on the market (a single layer is the equivalent of 4 layers of bamboo/cotton terry towelling or fleece).
Like Zorb II Dimples, it doesn’t need to be interlined and can be used to make nappy soakers, hanging pads, cloth menstrual pads and incontinent products.
Best used for soaker pads and cloth menstrual pads that have heavier absorbent areas that are expected to shrink and thicken.
Zorb II diamond pattern is designed to “full” or thicken as it is washed. Fulling is a process whereby a fabric increases thickness by shrinking in length and width. Zorb II Diamond will be fulled considerably by drying hot, up to 50% increase in thickness. What is gained in thickness is at a cost in of up to 20% length and width. If you design to take advantage of this fulling, be sure to accommodate it in your cut sizes.
If you make items to sell, it is important to highlight care requirements – OR – to design for the worst case customer treatment.
Serging Zorb II requires well tuned machines and moderate serging experience. If you find the material is not getting serged cleanly (material pulling into knives) your serger may need tuning. Sewing with dull or poorly setup knives will stretch and break yarns to the left of the needles which will appear as pinholes after a few washes. Zorb II Dimple is a lot easier to serge than Zorb II Diamonds.
Do not prewash before sewing. You are best to calculate shrink and add this as an allowance in your pattern. Zorb II thickens after washing making tougher to sew.
Wash: cold to hot OK
Dry: tumble medium