Doek, meaning linen canvas in Dutch, is the idea that birthed the fabric that we have become accustomed to today: Duck Canvas. Duck consists of two pieces of yarn creating the warp & one piece of yarn for the weft creating a softer & slubbier hand on the front face of the fabric & one more textured for the backside. This construction allows for a more breathable fabric than that of denim ( 3 warp by 1 weft), but won't sacrifice durability making it a chief option for constantly stressed product. Duck Canvas No. 1-12 refers to the weight of material; A No.1 is an 18oz canvas and a No.12 is a 7oz canvas. The fabric initially comes in a natural color which is commonly seen for sails, sand bags, & tents, but is easily dyed any color.
Having these attributes, Duck is evidently a textile mainstay amongst the garment industry. You will see it being used in shoes, workwear, and anything that will be in hard-working conditions. This season we decided to use a No.11 Duck (8oz) for the K3501, K3406, and K3105 in black and rustic brown.