Helanca is a variant of piqué fabric, typically made from Polyamide. It was first invented in 1932 by Rudolph H. Kägi, and later on sold to a Swiss company. Its distinctive feature lies in its 4-way stretch, offering unparalleled comfort and elasticity, making it an ideal choice for swimsuits and technical performance garments. It has exceptional durability and long-wear characteristics ensuring that the garments  withstand the rigors of frequent use. Helance has fade-resistant properties allowing the colors to remain vibrant.


Lee-Prest is a style of wrinkle-resistant trousers produced in 1964. They are wearable straight out of the dryer, with no need for ironing. The trousers were especially popular among British mods of the mid 1960s and skinheads of the late 1960s. Vintage pairs of Sta-Prest trousers have become collector's items.


Sanforization is a process of pre-shrinking fabric before it is made into a garment. When a fabric has been treated with the sanforization process, it's referred to as 'sanforized' or 'pre-shrunk.