Do woven 4-way stretch fabrics exist?

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I was looking for a 4-way stretch woven denim and all I could find was a va
riety of 2-way stretch fabrics.  4-way stretch knitted fabrics exist but I  
cannot think of an obvious reason why woven fabrics are only available in 2
-way stretch versions.

Is there a technical reason why the warp and weft in a woven fabric cannot  
both be stretchy?

Some of the bigger jeans manufacturers such as Levis appear to be using som
e kind of laminate or surface treatment to give a 4-way stretch - possibly  
a woven outer and knitted inner layer bonded together. After several hours  
of research I still don't know the fabric composition or construction detai
ls to any great extent, and without that information it's impossible to fin
d a supplier.

Mike
  

Re: Do woven 4-way stretch fabrics exist?
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:I was looking for a 4-way stretch woven denim and all I could find was a variety of 2-way stretch fabrics.  4-way stretch knitted fabrics exist but I cannot think of an obvious reason why woven fabrics are only available in 2-way stretch versions.

:Is there a technical reason why the warp and weft in a woven fabric cannot both be stretchy?

Loom tension.  warps are under tension, and if they have much stretch,
they will be stetched out of shape.  

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