How to choose a quality sweater?

Material is the foundation of a sweater. If you look at the material of the sweater clearly, you can choose a sweater that suits you! This article summarizes the advantages and disadvantages of commonly used sweater fabrics. It’s so convenient to choose a sweater.

Pure cotton

sweater made of cotton

Advantages: no pilling, good texture and comfortable

Disadvantages: Harder, not fluffy, slightly heavier


sheep's wool

Advantages: protein fiber, fluffy and airy, very warm, elastic, good hygroscopicity, not easy to wrinkle

Disadvantages: The price is relatively expensive, and it can also pill. When the weather humidity drops, it is easy to generate static electricity, and the performance is easy to decrease after absorbing water.


The fine cashmere combed from goats is called "soft gold"

Advantages: Excellent thermal insulation performance, delicate, light and soft, high grade, not easy to pilling

Disadvantages: expensive, low yield, easy to be eaten by insects


Also known as Angora goat hair

Advantages: elastic, soft, fluffy

Disadvantages: easy to shed, the quality of mohair varies greatly

Rabbit fur

There are Angora rabbits and domestic rabbits. Angora rabbits have fine fur, while domestic rabbits have inferior fur.

Advantages: light, soft, excellent warmth retention performance

Disadvantages: low strength, easy to shed, rarely make separate sweaters


Many properties are like wool, so it is called "synthetic wool"

Advantages: fluffy, soft to the touch, warm, cheaper, good elasticity

Disadvantages: prone to pilling and static electricity


Advantages: high strength, cheap, not easy to wrinkle, durable

Disadvantages: prone to pilling and static electricity, poor breathability


Advantages: Very soft and comfortable, very hygroscopic, not prone to static electricity

Disadvantages: Easily deformed, not resistant to washing, easy to shrink

Will the sweater pill?

Sweaters will all pill, there is only a difference between those that are easy to pill and those that are not!!

When buying a sweater, pay attention to the fabric ratio. Try not to buy chemical fiber fabrics that rank first, as polyester and acrylic fibers are easy to ball up. In comparison, natural fibers are less prone to pilling.

Do you want to tie your woolen sweater?

If you buy low-quality or fake hair, the answer is that it will get pricked. Really good materials, especially merino wool from sheep, are soft to the touch and of the best quality.

What kind of sweater is antistatic?

Whether sweaters are prone to static electricity is mainly related to the hygroscopicity of the fabric. Fabrics with better hygroscopicity have stronger antistatic properties. Cotton, wool, silk, etc. are all very hygroscopic fabrics and relatively antistatic. Northerners should not buy pure acrylic sweaters because they have huge static electricity.

In short, when choosing autumn and winter sweaters, we should pay attention to the choice of materials. Blended sweaters, sweaters with enough cashmere and wool, and higher cotton content can bring us better warmth. At the same time, try to avoid excessive use of synthetic fiber materials such as acrylic and polyester, so as not to affect the comfort and warmth of the sweater.