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Common fabric knowledge
- May 07, 2018 -

In the clothing world, there are a variety of clothing fabrics that change with each passing day. However, on the whole, high-quality, high-grade fabrics are mostly characterized by comfortable wear, sweat-absorbent, breathable, drape, visual elegance, and soft touch.

The clothing worn in formal social occasions should be made of pure cotton, pure wool, pure silk, and pure linen. Most of the garments made from these four kinds of pure natural fabrics are of higher grades. Sometimes it is permissible to dress in pure leather.

Below, some simple introductions are made to the characteristics of common fabrics.

1, cotton cloth

Cotton cloth is the general name of various types of cotton textiles. It is mostly used to make fashion, casual wear, underwear and shirts. Its advantages are easy warmth, soft fit, hygroscopicity and breathability. Its disadvantages are that it is easy to shrink, wrinkle, appearance is not quite beautiful, and must be ironed when wearing.

2, linen

Burlap is a cloth made of hemp, linen, ramie, jute, sisal, and abaca. It is generally used to make casual wear and work wear. At present, it is often used to make ordinary summer clothes. Its advantages are high strength, moisture absorption, heat conduction, and good air permeability. Its disadvantage is that it is not very comfortable to wear and the appearance is rough and blunt.

3, silk

Silk is a collective name for various kinds of silk fabrics made from silk. Like cotton, it has many varieties and different personalities. It can be used to make a variety of clothing, especially suitable for making women's clothing. Its strengths are light, thin, fit, soft, smooth, breathable, colorful, shiny, elegant, and comfortable to wear. Its deficiency is that it is prone to crease, easy to suck, not strong enough, and fade faster.

4, woolen

Wool, also known as wool, is a generic term for fabrics made from various types of wool and cashmere. It is usually applied to make formal, high-end clothing such as dresses, suits, and coats. Its advantages are anti-wrinkle, anti-wear, soft-feeling, elegant, elastic, and warmth-keeping. Its drawbacks are that washing is more difficult and it is not suitable for making summer clothes.

5, leather

Leather is an animal fur fabric that has been tanned. It is used to make fashion and winter clothes. Can be divided into two categories: First, leather, that is, after the hair processing leather. The second is suede, which has been treated with belted leather. Its advantages are light and warm, elegant and luxurious. Its disadvantages are that it is expensive and it requires high storage and care, so it should not be popularized.

6, chemical fiber

Chemical fiber is short for chemical fiber. It is a textile made of a fiber made from a polymer compound. Usually it is divided into two types of artificial fibers and synthetic fibers. Their common advantages are bright colors, soft texture, crisp, smooth and comfortable. Their disadvantages are wear resistance, heat resistance, hygroscopicity, and air permeability. They are easily deformed when exposed to heat and are prone to static electricity. Although it can be used to make all kinds of clothing, but the overall grade is not high, it is difficult to achieve elegance.

7, blended

Blended fabrics are fabrics made by blending natural and chemical fibers in a certain proportion and can be used to make various kinds of garments. Its strength is that it not only absorbs the respective advantages of cotton, hemp, silk, wool, and chemical fiber, but also avoids their respective drawbacks as much as possible, and is relatively inexpensive in value, so it is very popular.