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Quick ways to recognize the most common micro fiber fleece fabrics

Polyester fleece fabrics, because of their unique warmth, skin-friendly, water-absorbing and changeable, bright printing and dyeing characteristics, currently occupy a large proportion in the home fabric market. Through this article, you will have a clear understanding of the major fleece fabrics in market now.


1: Polar fleece

Polar fleece is one of the earliest fabrics used in home textiles, such as sofas, blankets, and air-conditioning blankets. The characteristic is that the front and back sides have an effect similar to the texture of the felt. The thickness of the fabric is 2-5mm. The front and back surfaces have a fine fleece layer. The front side effect is generally better. The yarn selection is generally divided into FDY and DTY. The polar fleece feels more delicate. But there is a more obvious disadvantage is that after using for a long time, it will be pilling.


2: Polar fleece with anti-pilling.

Fleece can be guessed literally. One of its characteristics is its resistance to fluff. Polar fleece with anti-pilling fabric is based on the polar fleece fabric to add another process: anti-pilling. The thin layer of fluff on the surface of the polar fleece is processed into small particles that are difficult to distinguish with the naked eye before use. This achieves 2 effects. First, it can effectively avoid the annoyance during the daily using. The second advantage is that increase its beauty from the senses, and it looks more upscale.


3: Coral fleece

Coral fleece, as the name implies, is that the surface of the fabric looks like living coral on the bottom of the sea, furry and very cute. Coral fleece fabric has obvious front and back sides, the front is a very obvious coral shape effect fabric texture, and the back is seaweed-like long hair. Coral fleece was a very popular fabric on the market in 2000, and is widely used in all aspects of daily life, home decoration, curtains, clothing, travel accessories, blankets, towel and so on. In order to give full play to the effect of coral fleece fabric, its square meter weight cannot be less than 300. This is the recommended standard for our home furnishing industry.


4: Flannel Fleece.

The flannel fleece mentioned here is a knitted polyester flannel. There is also a cotton tatting flannel on the market. The application scenarios of the two fabrics are different. Flannel fleece became popular in 2010 because of its unusually soft, dense texture, good absorption and adaptability to pigments and colors, so flannel is another innovative fabric after coral fleece. The thickness of flannel is very wide. The thinnest flannel can be 180 square meters, and the highest can be 500 square meters. When the weight reaches 500 grams per square meter, the flannel fleece fabric is almost no difference between the front and the back, and the feel will be unusually soft and comfortable, which is the first choice for home bedding.


5: Sherpa.

Sherpa, from its name, can see that it has a special meaning. At present, there is no such kind of fabric that allows people to feel the natural warmth in the moment of seeing it. This is the characteristic of Sherpa fabric. The intuitive feeling of Sherpa is: warm, sheep. In fact, it brings such feelings to people. Sherpa fabrics generally have only the front side, and the reverse side is the original texture of the fabric, without pile, so Sherpa is generally used in conjunction with other fabrics. For example, Sherpa and velvet are combined to make high-grade blankets, and Sherpa plus polar fleece with anti-pilling are combined to make women’s fashionable jackets in winter. This kind of clothing is very popular in Uniqlo and is loved by consumers very much.


6: Combed fleece

Combed fleece is a kind of fabric similar to Sherpa, except that its piles is very smooth, and they are all in one direction, like the texture of a comb. The piles of combed fleece is very long, up to 12mm. If the thickness of the fabric is thick enough, the surface of Combed fleece looks like the hair of your golden retriever, smooth, comfortable and shiny. Combed fleece is currently mainly used as bedding, sofas and blankets. It has obvious front and back sides. Generally, Combed fleece is also used with other fabrics to make household items.


7: Fake fur

That’s right, it looks like animal fur, but it’s not real animal fur, because it is highly woven with unique yarn woven according to the color and characteristics of animal fur. In order to protect the earth, protect animals, especially wild animals, advocate consumers to pay more attention to the survival of animals while satisfying their desires, and reduce harm to animals, fake fur fabrics came into being. The emergence of fake fur has effectively reduced the market’s harm to the animal world, and also conformed to the concept of environmental protection consumption. It is the most meaningful kind of fabric development we believe. At present, it is widely used in home bedding, home decoration, and fashion apparel. However, in recent years, due to the fact that fake fur cannot fully reflect the special texture of real fur and some consumer’s conspicuous consumer sentiment, fake fur fabrics have shrunk. we hope that the shrinking market share will not be replaced by the real fur market,really.

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