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How to distinguish fabric components 2022.10.13

Hand touching is the fastest way to distinguish fabrics, but it requires some experience. I also share with you the sensory characteristics of various fibers

The sensory characteristics of commonly used fibers are as follows:

(1) Cotton fiber: short fiber, varying in length, thin and soft

(2) Hemp fiber: short fiber, thick, hard and cool, it is difficult to distinguish a single fiber, mostly yellow gray

(3) Wool fiber: short fiber, but thicker and longer than cotton fiber. A single fiber naturally curls along the length direction, showing milky white,

It feels smooth, plump and elastic

(4) Silk fiber: white, slightly yellow, soft luster, thin and long fiber, hundreds of meters to kilometers long

(5) Glossy viscose rayon: white with dazzling aurora, the wet strength is much lower than the dry strength

(6) Matte viscose rayon: porcelain white, poor luster, wet strength much lower than dry strength

(7) Polyester: cool and straight, strong, elastic and not easy to deform

(8) Nylon: waxy, strong, elastic, and more easily deformed than polyester

You may also have heard of the burning method to identify fabric components. It is true that there is such a method, but it will damage the clothes. In addition, there are more and more blended clothes. Two or more kinds of them are not distinguishable by ordinary consumers. I also list the characteristics of various fibers after burning. If you are interested, you can take a look.