About what is fleece fabric
Currently, a lot of modern materials are used for sewing clothes and home textiles. In all this diversity is not the last place is fleece fabric. This, though synthetic, but very high-quality material, has, in comparison with other, many undeniable advantages. How it differs from others, what happens and what are its advantages - this is exactly what will be discussed in our article.
What is fleece fabric
The name of this material was formed on the basis of the English word "fleece", which in translation means "sheep's wool, fleece". This circumstance can easily be misleading regarding its structure. Therefore, just note that the fleece fabric does not contain in its composition neither sheep, nor any other natural wool. Usually such material is made from unstructured polyester, in which at times a small amount of other synthetic ones is added. Fleece fabric differs from others in the feature of its weaving: the base and pile in it are combined into one. Often, Lycra fibers are added to improve quality. Depending on its thickness, fleece fabric (photo below) is divided into thin, as well as low and medium density.In addition, this material is one- and two-sided. In the latter case, the upper layer is designed to protect against wind, and the inner - to create a comfortable heat. We should also mention a fleece called "windblock". It is two layers of medium density, between which is a special membrane for wind protection.
Products from this type of fabric are distinguished by their durability, lightness and softness. This material is quite pleasant to the touch and it keeps the heat perfectly. In this respect, it can quite compete with wool. Fleece fabric is famous for its excellent air permeability (816 dm 3 / m 2 * C) and high hygroscopicity (0.8%). This means that things from it give the body "breathe" and at the same time almost do not absorb moisture. Despite the fact that fleece fabric is a synthetic material, it does not cause allergic reactions and skin irritations. Therefore, it is often made of children's things. Due to its ability to save heat even when wet, this material is often used for sewing all sorts of outerwear (ski jackets, sweaters, sweaters), scarves, hats, suits and toys for pets, blankets and blankets, and also use it as a heater for winter clothes. If you add that this fabric dries very quickly, does not shed and perfectly tolerates machine washing, it becomes clear why its popularity in the textile market has recently increased so much.
How much does fleece cloth cost?
The price of this material largely depends on the features of tailoring, density, brand, the country of the manufacturer. The most famous brand of this type of fabric is Polartec of Malden Mills. It is interesting that fleis was invented by specialists of this particular company (1979), for which they received the Nobel Prize. In addition to the United States, the production of this fabric is highly developed in Canada and Germany. But back to the cost. In online stores, the price varies from 100 to 500 rubles per running meter. The average cost is about 250-300 rubles / per meter.