All cotton? Washed cotton? Both are cotton, but the fabric is different! Are you the same as Xiaobian, what kind of brushed and brushed fabrics, fade, fade, completely unclear!
Brushed & Brushed Fabrics
Sanding is actually just a process in the textile industry, which means that a machine is used to rub a flat cloth surface to make a layer of short fluff appear on the cloth surface. This machine is called a sanding machine.
We usually refer to the "sanding" in the brushed four-piece set, which means that the cotton fabric is processed and produced in a unique way, and then the surface layer has the feeling of short down, which is soft, comfortable, plump and easier to touch. take care of. Sanding is heavier than ordinary cotton, and it is close to the body, making it a good choice for winter bedding.
Reactive Printing & Pigment Printing
Reactive printing is a print that uses reactive dyes penetrated into the fabric. Reactive printed fabrics have bright colors, good color fastness, soft hand feel, and can be washed frequently without fading.
Pigment printing is a print formed by covering the fabric with paint. The paint cannot bond with the fabric fibers. The process is simple and the cost is low. However, the formaldehyde content is higher than the activity, and the printed part is sticky and uncomfortable to touch the skin.
How to differentiate? It can be done by comparing the difference in hardness between the printed and unprinted parts of the same fabric. Pigment-printed areas felt a little harder and perhaps thicker than unprinted areas; there was no noticeable difference in hardness between reactive-printed and unprinted areas.
Combed cotton & pure cotton
Combed cotton itself is a kind of cotton. The "combing" here refers to the use of a comber to remove the shorter fibers in the cotton fibers and leave longer and neat fibers. Although combed cotton and pure cotton are somewhat similar in appearance, there are certain differences.
The biggest difference between the two lies in the process of "combing", which makes combed cotton superior to pure cotton in terms of air permeability, shrinkage resistance, durability, comfort and color. high. However, the hygroscopicity of combed cotton is much worse than that of pure cotton, which can be identified by two methods of "watching" and "touching".
In the market now, there are many manufacturers who use refined imitation cotton to pretend to be pure cotton and combed cotton, which is shoddy, so everyone must be optimistic about the manufacturer and the implementation standards when purchasing.
Fading & Fading
The color fading is due to the floating color formed when the dye is not cleaned during the printing and dyeing process. Strictly speaking, as long as it is a cotton product, there is nothing that will not fade, so those who answer you "do not fade" need to be more careful, most of them are chemical fiber products. An important indicator of the degree of color fading is color fastness. Color fastness refers to the resistance of the color of textiles to various effects during processing and use.
Let's talk about a key point below. After the fading is over, the original bright and eye-catching patterns of many products become dark and dull, or even have no color. This is the problem of fading. Although the bedding made of good home textile fabrics has a slight floating color when it is washed for the first time, it will not affect its own smoothness and brightness. After repeated washing and use, the color is still bright as before. Really good bedding.
Lamb & Cashmere
Many consumers think that lamb's wool is cashmere, but it is not.
Sheep velvet itself is not a normative term, it is a commonly used name by merchants. Usually, lamb velvet is classified as wool, but it does not belong to cashmere products. Specifically, lamb velvet is a layer of down on a lamb. Its preciousness is far less than that of cashmere, but it is also a natural thermal insulation item.
Why do some businesses explain that lamb's wool is "imitation cashmere products"? Because the appellation of lamb's velvet is not standardized, there is no accurate definition, and it does not rule out that some manufacturers use various technologies to chemically synthesize it and name it "lamb's velvet", so the "lamb's velvet" created in this way is a chemical fiber product. . However, lamb wool is not cashmere, whether natural or man-made.
Washed Cotton & Cotton
Washed cotton is made of cotton fabric. After special treatment, the surface tone and luster of the fabric are softer, the hand feel is softer, and the slight wrinkle shows a sense of old material. It is not easy to deform, fade, and iron. The advantage of being hot, but the sweat absorption is average. The surface of a good washed cotton cloth also has an even layer of plush. Washed cotton can be roughly divided into two categories, one is natural cotton, and the other is polyester as the main material.
The pure cotton fabric is made of cotton. Pure cotton is intertwined with warp and weft yarns vertically and horizontally through various looms, which is different from washed cotton. Pure cotton has very good hygroscopicity and thermal insulation due to more cotton fibers inside. And pure cotton has good heat resistance, pure natural cotton fiber makes the product more green and environmentally friendly, so the fabric is very healthy.