What You Need to Know About Cold Weather Fabrications
With the colder weather coming in quickly, the stores are filling up with heavier fabrics that are meant to keep you warm. But with all of the different choices out there, having a bit of knowledge can help you choose the right fabric for your lifestyle.
Here are 6 of the most popular cold weather fabrics and some information your need to know about each one.
* Wool – is a natural fiber that is typically obtained from sheep but can also be obtained from some species of goats, rabbits and muskoxen. Wool is used to make a wide variety of textiles and is a great natural insulator. Often used to make sweaters, socks, hats, scarves, mittens and blankets. May need specialty care depending on the blend.
* Denim – is typically made out of all cotton or the cotton is blended with other fabrications. Denim is typically seen in the “blue” color but over the past few decades other colors have become popular. Denim is a classic staple in every woman’s wardrobe. Easy to care for.
* Leather – is a natural and durable fabrication that comes from tanning an animal’s hide. Leather is used to make all kinds of different fashion items, footwear, hats, handbags, belts, etc. When you own genuine leather items they will need to be properly cared for but they last for many years when well taken care of. Often needs specialty care for cleaning
* Cashmere – is a natural fiber typically obtained from cashmere goats but can also be obtained from other types of goats too. The cashmere fiber is incredibly soft and can be spun and knitted into a variety of different textiles. Often found in socks and sweaters. May need specialty care.
* Flannel – is often made from wool, cotton or worsted yarn. Flannel is incredibly soft and insulating. It is commonly used to make clothing, blankets and bed linens. When laundered, it typically gets softer with use. Easy to care for. * Fleece – often a confusing word. Fleece can be made from genuine wool or a cotton or polyester fiber. Fleece is often used in fashion and textiles because of its softness, insulating properties and it’s durability to withstand washing. Often found in outerwear and shirts. Easy to care for.
Knowing the basics of cold weather fabrication can help you select the right ones for your use. Stay warm and toasty in your favorite cold weather fabrics this season! It’s easy with these beautiful choices