12 DIFFERENT TYPES OF T-SHIRT FABRICS & More
"Fabric plays a very import role in determining a number of elements of a t-shirt. Fabric can determine how well a t-shirt will be able to hold its shape even after numerous numbers of washing and wearing."
1. Burn out : Fabric treated with a chemical process that leaves sheer patches for an edgy look.
2. Combed cotton: Fine brushed are used to eliminate short strands and straighten fibers, making the fabric stronger, softer and smoother.
3. Jersey: A stretchy knit typically made from cotton or a synthetic blend, it's very flexible and comfy.
4. Linen: Made from the flax plant, the textured weave dries quickly, making it cool to wear. However, it wrinkles easily.
5. Modal: A form of rayon made from plant fibers, it has a beautiful drape and a slinky feel. It resists shrinking but can be prone to pilling, so avoid the dryer.
6. Organic cotton: Cotton grown with minimal fertilizers and pesticides. Usually softer and more expensive than treated cotton.
7. Pigment dyed: A coloring process that coats the outside of the fibers, it can create a faded, worn-in look.
8. Pima, Supima: The highest-quality cotton. Pima is the generic form of extra-long-fiber cotton grown in the United States, Australia and South America.
9. Polyester: Maintains its shape well and resists shrinking and wrinkles. Not breathable.
10.Ryon: A breathable man-made fiber made out of trees, cotton and woody plants. Has a silky hand, yet wrinkles. Also called viscose.
11.Rib knit: A ridged pattern that creates a thick, structured garment with a lot of give.
12.Slub: Fibers are twisted to create an irregular weave with a rough-hewn texture.
TOP 10 COTTON PRODUCING COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD
CHINA INDIA U.S.A. PAKISTAN BRAZIL UZBEKISTAN AUSTRALIA TURKEY TURKMENISTAN GREECE.
Top 10 products in the world: (million bales per annum)
China: 33.0 India: 27.0 USA: 18.0 Pakistan: 10.3 Brazil: 9.3 Uzbekistan: 4.6 Australia: 4.2 Turkey: 2.8
Turkmenistan: 1.6 Greece: 1.4
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