About what is fleece fabric
Currently for clothing and home textile uses a huge number of modern materials. In all this variety there is fleece fabric. Even though it is synthetic, but very high-quality material, which has, compared to other, many indisputable advantages. How is it different from the other, what happens and what are its advantages – this will be discussed in our article.
What is a fleece fabric
The name of this material were formed on the basis of the English word "fleece", which means "wool fleece". This fact can easily mislead as to its structure. So just note that fleece does not contain in its composition or sheep or any other wool. This material generally is made from a flat polyester, to which is sometimes added a small amount of other synthetic. Fleece fabric is different from other feature of your netting: the Foundation and pile it together into one. Often to improve the quality it adds fiber lycra. Depending on its thickness, fleece fabric (photo below) is divided into a thin and low and medium density. In addition, this material can be of single and double sided. In the latter case the top layer is designed to protect from the wind, and the inside to create a comfortable heat. Should also mention the fleece called "Windbloc". It is a two layer medium density, between which there is a special membrane for protection from the wind.
Products made of this fabric are durable, easy and soft. This is quite pleasant to the touch material keeps the body warm. In this respect it can compete with wool. Fleece is famous for excellent breathability (816 DM 3 /m 2 *S) and high hygroscopicity (0.8 per cent). This means that the allow the body to "breathe" and thus do not absorb much moisture. Despite the fact that fleece is a synthetic material, it does not cause allergic reactions and skin irritations. That's why it is often made in baby clothes. Due to its ability to conserve heat even in wet state, this material is often used for sewing all kinds of outerwear (ski jackets, sweaters, hoodies), scarves, hats, costumes and toys for Pets, blankets and quilts, it is also used as insulation for winter clothing. If you add that this fabric dries very quickly, does not fade and is perfectly resistant to machine washing, it becomes clear why in recent years increased its popularity in the textile market.
How much is fleece fabric?
The price of this material is largely dependent on tailoring, density, trademarks, country of origin. The most famous brand of this kind of fabric is Polartec Malden Mills company. Interestingly, fleece was invented by the specialists of this company (1979), for which he received the Nobel prize. Besides the United States, the production of this tissue is strongly developed in Canada and Germany. But back to the cost. In online shops the price varies in the range from 100 to 500 rubles per meter. The average cost is around 250-300 rubles/RM.m.