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Ripstop: A Really Versatile Fabric

Ripstop: A Really Versatile Fabric

Ripstop is a popular fabric in the textile world. From 1.9oz Nylon Ripstop, 65/35 Poly/Cotton Ripstop, and 420D Nylon Ripstop there are a lot of options available to find the right fit for your project. For those who may not be familiar with ripstop, it’s a type of woven fabric that uses a special reinforcing technique that stops rips from spreading once they begin. Hence, the name “ripstop”.

During weaving, some reinforcement yarns are woven in a crosshatch pattern to give the fabric the appearance it has - making it a more functional, aesthetic, and visually striking fabric. When a tear starts, it cannot tear anymore due to these reinforcement yarns stopping the rip in its tracks. Not sure if your fabric is a ripstop? Just look for the square pattern on the fabric's surface.

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Ripstop is typically used in making products for the outdoors. Sails, tents, sleeping bags, flags, banners, just to name a few. It can be used as a reinforcing fabric in products or clothes made to be worn in extreme conditions. Ripstop is ideal for tactical use—especially in situations where a tear develops while the wearer has no way to change clothes. It is also a great choice for backpacks, sports clothing, and some kinds of luggage.

Ripstop is a strong durable fabric that is surprisingly light in weight and smooth. You can find ripstop in light, medium, and heavyweights. Check out our most popular colors in Black, Navy, and Royal Blue!

MMI knows ripstop. We sell both import and domestic and do our best to try to find the type and color that you are looking for. We stock 70D 1.9 oz. Ripstop in various colors. In addition, we can get our hands on a lot of different options. If you’re interested in starting to use ripstop or if you are looking to change up the kind you usually use, feel free to contact us so we can get a sample out to you. Questions? Give us a call at 440-899-8050.

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