There’re totally 7 methods for identifying the textile fiber types. What are they? How they work? These are the main concerned questions you may want to know. But today I’m going to tell you the easiest way for textile fiber identification. Yes! You are right! That is fiber burn test. Before we discuss the fiber burn test. Let’s clarify the 7 methods first. You may… Read More »Fiber Burn Test, The NO.1 Free And Best Method
There are 4 fabric types according to the production procedure. They are woven, knit, non-woven and crocheted fabric. Woven Fabric Definition and Properties Woven fabric constructs with 2 sets of mutually perpendicular yarns (warp yarn and weft yarn) in certain pattern. The woven fabric has the properties not only like stable construction, high strength and good wear resistance. But also with soft touch, nice stretch… Read More »A Best Guide To Fabric Types
We’ve discussed about some different textile fibers in our previous post. For example, Lyocell and Tencel. I think it’s time to make a conclusion. What Is Textile Fiber? Before we talk about it, we need to clarify the definition of fiber. So what is fiber? Fiber is a material only has few or dozens micrometer of its diameter. But the length is multiple times of… Read More »Textile Fiber And Fiber Classification
Lyocell and Tencel fiber, we are familiar with these fiber names. Let me ask a question. Do you know what’s the difference between them? Sometimes you may find some of the tags from your cloth mention content in Lyocell material and the other mention in Tencel. I think you may get confused. So let me tell you the difference in a very easy and short… Read More »Lyocell And Tencel Fiber, Are They The Same?
The Origin of Recycled Fabric I need to tell you a story before starting to talk about the recycled fabric. Let’s trace back to November 15th, 2007. The front door of Goodwill was crowned with a lot of people. It’s a second hand garment shop located in Fillmore street, San Francisco. They were waiting the latest released garment of famous designer Nick Graham. These clothes… Read More »Fairytale Of Recycled Fabric
What is fabric density? Fabric density is the combination of warp density and weft density. The total numbers of warp and weft yarn in a certain area. And the measurement unit is in inch. For example, like some cotton fabric, supplier will mention “40*40/128*68”. 40 is the yarn count, the thickness of a single yarn. (I will write a post about the yarn count later.… Read More »2 Best Ways To Calculate The Fabric Density
What Is Warp And Weft? What is warp and weft? It will be an easy way for the expert to tell the warp and weft side from the fabric. But for a newcomer in textile, it’s not that easy to identify it. Most of the time you will find out it’s pretty cool to tell the warp and weft direction in a few seconds. Keep… Read More »What Is Warp And Weft?
What is TR fabric? Or we may say what does it mean? T stands for Polyester and R refers to Rayon. It’s a fabric made with polyester/rayon blend yarn. This is the general meaning of TR fabric. It is a huge name and it contains many different kinds. Yarn dyed or solid, with width spandex or 4 ways stretch (weft side and warp side both… Read More »What Is TR Fabric?