"Disadvantages" of different types of fabrics

The fabric in direct contact with the body (bed linen, summer dress, trousers) is an important factor in health and mood. It is difficult to concentrate on work, a business meeting, or just enjoy communicating with friends if the clothes are not pleasant to the body, rubbing or steaming. Sleeping well is easier on quality bedding. If a person suffers from allergies, poor fabric selection can lead to aggravation. So it’s important to choose the right fabric.

In the previous article, we talk about the advantages of the major fabrics. This time, we will go through the disadvantages of the major fabrics.

Silk: average strength, poor wrinkle resistance, not alkali resistant, not easy to wash, not exposed to sunlight, easy to shrink

Polyester: poor dyeability, poor hygroscopicity, easy to generate static electricity

Cotton: easy to wrinkle, easy to shrink, easy to fade, easy to deform, poor elasticity, not acid resistant, easy to oxidize and fade when exposed to the sun for a long time,

Wool: prone to pilling, shrinkage, felting

Linen: The surface has a certain amount of plush, and its density is not as good as cotton fabrics. If it is not handled well, it will affect the comfort level.

Cashmere: easy to pill, high price

Modal: easy to deform, easy to pilling

Velvet: low strength and easy to tear

Linen: easy to wrinkle, rough to the touch

Acrylic: poor hygroscopicity, airtight

Mulberry silk: not exposed to the sun, heavy pressure, easy to hang silk

Spandex: poor heat resistance, poor moisture absorption, poor strength,

Mohair: prone to static electricity and shedding

Nylon: airtight, tight-fitting, not light-resistant, easy to age, easy to wrinkle and difficult to recover

Palis: Rough feel, easy to wrinkle

Bamboo fiber: Do not expose to the sun, do not soak for a long time, and should not be pulled vigorously

Nylon: easy to generate static electricity

Viscose fiber: easy to shrink, easy to deform, not wear-resistant, poor wrinkle resistance

Chiffon: Do not expose to the sun, easy to stretch yarn, feels stuffy when wearing, has poor hygroscopicity, easy to be charged with static electricity, poor firmness

Ice silk: easy to get dirty, easy to stick to the dirt

Chemical fiber: prone to static electricity, pilling, difficult to dye

Raw hard leather: easy to scratch, high cleaning and care requirements, light color inlays will have color difference

Linen: uncomfortable to wear, rough in appearance,

Ramie: obvious wrinkles, obvious edges and corners, loose structure, large gaps, rough feel

As you can see, silk has some disadvantages. But silk is hypoallergenic. Its natural protein structure is great for those with allergies, and despite its incredible strength, it's soft on your skin. Even better, silk allows your skin to breathe and helps your body regulate its temperature with ease as the seasons begin to change. It is still one of the preferred fabrics for pajamas, clothing, bedding, etc.

It's easy to get confused when you're looking for fabric. Not only should you know the advantages of fabrics, but also the disadvantages of some fabrics, which will help you find the best fabric for you.