The Different Pros And Cons That Your Fabric Has
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  • Posted February 10, 2016
The Different Pros And Cons That Your Fabric Has

The Different Pros And Cons That Your Fabric Has

The Different Pros And Cons That Your Fabric Has

There are a lot of things to consider in buying your fabric. It is very important to know what your clothes are made of. In this case, fabric, you must know if it is natural or synthetic, its comfort, how to take care of it, cleaning and also its lifespan.

Here are some things you might consider beneficial in knowing your fabric:

Cotton

As we all know, this is the most common and popular natural fabric. This is the fabric of our lives. The touch… the feel... I bet almost all of us love the comfortability this fabric provides us.

Cotton

It’s comfortable, versatile, soft, absorbent, and durable, and it has great breathability. It’s just that it can wrinkle.

Silk

It is one of the oldest, most expensive fabrics known to man, spun from the cocoons of silkworms.

Silk

It is beautiful, strong, and comfortable with a shimmering, natural luster. But, it is delicate and susceptible to rough treatment, sunlight, and perspiration. That’s why it needs more care.

Wool

Wool is a natural, animal-derived fabric. Most wool comes from sheep; specialty types include mohair, angora and cashmere.

Wool

It can save you from cold because it’s incredibly warm. It is also dirt and water resistant. The bad thing is that it shrinks when washed at high temperatures. It can also be itchy.

Polyester

Itis the most extensively used manufactured fiber in the United States. It is quite the modern wonder.

Polyester

The good thing with polyester is that it works well in blends with other natural fabrics, such as cotton, which extends the wear of garments. It is strong, crease-resistant, and colorfast and it retains its shape. The problem is it doesn't really breathe, thereby creating unsightly sweat stains, and it’s not readily biodegradable.

Acetate

A synthetic fabric which resembles silk.

Acetate Fabric

It is resistant to shrinking and wrinkling; flexible and good for draping. Taffeta, satin, crepe and brocade often contain acetate. It’s not as strong as silk. Acetate fibers will melt easily if it will be exposed to perfumes containing alcohol and nail polish remover, so keep those away from it.

Linen

It is a natural fabric similar to cotton that is made from flax fibers.

Linen

It has great breathability that makes it very comfortable to wear. But like cotton, it tends to wrinkle easily and it has poor elasticity.

Rayon

Itis neither a synthetic nor a natural fiber but rather a manufactured fiber derived from naturally occurring cellulose.

Rayon It is affordable, and it’s a versatile fabric. Rayon drapes well, is easy to dye, and is highly absorbent. The bad news is it tends to age poorly. The manufacturing process of rayon results in a great deal of environmental pollution, inspiring a drive to clean up the industry.

Alvin

Alvin is a fashion and lifestyle writer who has recently earned interest in sewing his own clothes. Writing for Sewing Ideas gives him another avenue to express his experiences and learning in his sewing journey.


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