How to notice between quality fabrics vs simple fabrics?

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How to notice between quality fabrics vs simple fabrics?

There are a huge variety of colorful, vibrant and beautiful fabrics, but the differences between the different fabrics are not just the hue and texture. Each fabric has its own attributes and characteristics.
In this article you can read about the most common types of fabrics for clothing.

 

Probably the largest and most common group of fabrics is the fabrics we use to cover, warm, and not remain exposed to. These fabrics are divided into several groups, although it is generally said that cotton clothing is the most common, for years and years. Here we note that quite a few natural fabrics are used by us for clothing, but today they are not alone: in recent years, quite a few synthetic fabrics have been added to this group.

So let get started…

 

Comfortable Clothes

Light and thin fabrics for the warmer days of the year.

Cotton
Is a soft fiber that grows around the seeds of the cotton plant. This fiber is usually used to weave yarn and weave it into a soft, breathable fabric. Cotton is a very saving crop - only about 10% of the raw material is lost during processing. When residues of wax and proteins were removed and removed, a natural cellulose polymer remained. This polymer is organized in a fibrous structure that gives it exceptional strength, durability and flexibility. Each fiber consists of 20 to 30 cellulose layers incorporated in a spring-like structure. Cotton has been the preferred raw material for lightweight fabrics and blouses in warm areas for thousands of years.​
Price per meter: 2.50$ - 4.00$
Batiste
Is a very thin, semi-transparent fabric. Usually woven from cotton or linen in simple two-way weave (linen weave). Used for summer summer shirts, nightgowns and handkerchiefs. Also called 'Swiss Cotton'. Synthetic fiber batist types also exist today. Organza is a cotton batist type that has undergone acid treatment until it has become transparent and rigid.
Price per meter: 4.40$ - 6.60$
Drill
Is a fabric made of cotton and polyester and its weaving is diagonal. This fabric is relatively thin and is used to make uniforms, work clothes and is characterized by its strength and durability. ​
Price per meter: 3.40$ - 5.50$
Organza
Is a fabric that resembles the voile fabric, which was originally woven from silk fibers. The fabric is slightly stiff and does not slip. It is used for both drapery and clothing design. Today, synthetic fibers are also manufactured which are similar to the silk fibers in terms of the effect they create. ​
Price per yard: 14.00$ - 21.00$
Chiffon
Is a thin, translucent fabric resembling the voile fabric but not as soft as it is. The chiffon fabric is most often used in sewing evening dresses and wedding dresses, as the fabric is a bit stiff and allows the volume to be created for the wedding dresses. The fabric is made in two weave and is usually woven from natural silk or synthetic fibers. Considered relatively expensive when it comes to natural fibers.
Price per meter: 1.50$ - 3.00$
 

Warm Clothes

Thick and heavy fabrics for the cold days of the year.

Wool
Produced from domesticated sheep is different from hair or fur in that it has a tendency to fold and rotate and thus one can 'grab' one fiber with a second fiber and form wires from them. This feature of the fiber allows it to retain heat, since the air caught in the folds creates a barrier to heat transfer from one side of the fold to the other.
Price per meter: 7.80$ - 13.30$
Jersey
Is a knit fabric used primarily for the manufacture of clothing, originally made of wool, but today made of other materials such as wool, cotton, and synthetic fibers. One of the reasons many people like to wear the jersey fabric and sleep with it is the traction, pleasantness and softness of the fabric. The fabric can stretch up to about 25% in length. It can be washed in hot and cold water, the bright colors will stay brighter if cold rinses are used.
It is advisable to avoid mixing bright colors.
Price per meter: 3.60$ - 5.50$
Felt
It can be said that felt is a fabric production method and not a specific fabric type, but the production method results in one result: non-woven fabric, slightly 'hairy' and very rough. The felt is made of synthetic or natural fibers, but not every type of fabric will work. Usually the felt is made of wool and acrylic.
Price per meter: 2.60$ - 4.10$
Corduroy
Is a fabric from the Velvet family. The fabric is woven from cotton fiber in stripes and cut after the desired bandwidth weaving. Corduroy is considered to be a strong and very durable fabric and used to work clothes. Currently used for jackets, tailored suits, pants, skirts and upholstery.
Price per meter: 4.80$ - 7.40$
Crepe
A fabric made of natural or synthetic fibers, 'wrinkled' and wavy (like the paper). It is formed from the connection between the threads when knitting or using an overly twisted yarn to obtain a slightly curly finish. It made with wool, silk, cotton, linen. Recently it is also made with polyester fiber.
Price per meter: 1.50$ - 4.40$

 

Sportswear

The synthetic fabrics, which have become the rulers of sports fashion, and are used by professional athletes in almost every industry. Their advantage is that they are very light, very thin, waterproof and airy.

Microfiber
Is an ultra-thin synthetic fiber less than one denier thick. The microfiber is usually made of polyester, polyamide (e.g., nylon, cobbler, nomex), or a combination of the two. Microfiber clothing is often used as a sporting outfit like cycling jerseys, due to the ability to absorb moisture (sweat) from the body while keeping the wearer cool and dry. Microfiber is also very flexible, making it suitable for lingerie.
Price per yard: 8.00$ - 9.00$
Lycra
Is a synthetic fabric known for its elasticity. It is stronger and more durable than natural rubber. Used mainly for making clothes - and especially sportswear - but also for many other uses, such as tents.
Price per meter: 3.00$ - 4.70$
Fleece
It is a fabric made from synthetic fibers and is mainly used for sewing sports clothing and light jackets. Fleece fabrics are made of polyester, made from recycled plastic, including drinking bottles. The soft-touch fabric, furry, lightweight, easily dries and insulates even when wet. The fabric is used to make blankets, light winter jackets, light winter sports clothing, handbags and more.
Price per meter: 2.70$ - 4.90$
Polyester
Is a material which is used not only as a fabric but also as a material for manufacturing bottles for example. The polyester original is at all natural material, but today it is intended for its synthetic version. Polyester clothing has a less natural feel than natural fabrics (like cotton). Polyester fibers are often woven together with cotton to create a fabric that combines the benefits of both raw materials.
Price per meter: 2.80$ - 4.40$
Nylon
The nylon fabric is made of thin nylon fibers - as we know it from the market bags, for example, but of course stronger and more durable. It is a completely synthetic fabric, which is usually used to create ultra-thin clothing as well as shading sheets, for example.
Price per meter: 1.00$ - 1.60$

 

Evening Clothes

The group of fancy and expensive fabrics for events or when going out with friends.

Silk
Is a natural fiber made from protein used in the textile industry. The fiber is extracted from the cocoon of the silk weaver. 1 silk thread is made from 8 fibers that are joined together. Each tuber is a fiber of about 1 kilometer long and weighs About a ninth ounce.
Price per meter: 14.40$ - 20.60$
Satin
Is a type of textile weave that makes the fabric shiny, and is expensive because it is more durable and shiny than other fabrics. This fabric is very delicate, requiring special skill and very thin needles, because of the sheen of the fabric. There are many fabric-like fabrics and it's very hard to tell the differences, but the real satin fabric is much more expensive.
Price per meter: 4.10$ - 6.70$
Velvet
It is a very expensive fabric which is mainly manufactured but also cotton. It is very tightly woven, so it feels very soft and soft. Velvet is difficult to clean, but is currently used for dry cleaning or pure solvent (with 0% oils).
Price per meter: 5.90$ - 9.00$
Flax
Is woven from flax plant , is considered to be a very high quality and durable fabric, thanks to the long fibers. Formerly used to make bedding. The simplest form of weaving of warp and weft is attributed to this fabric.
Price per meter: 4.90$ - 7.80$
Lace
Some of the most beautiful fabrics, made of textures and shapes. Weave using a unique method or produced by pruning an existing weave. Made of cotton, silk and even silver and gold - When each of them raises its price.
Price per meter: 7.80$ - 11.10$
Leather
This is of course not a real fabric, but a cover made of genuine leather. The leather is known to be very durable, and usually also resistant to water. Considered quite expensive and its production has been reduced in recent years due to protests by animal rights Price per meter: 12.20$ - 19.90$

 

Different Fabrics

The other types of fabrics we know from everyday life.

Denim
Is a twill twisted cotton fabric so that the evening strands go beyond two or more threads and offset from row to row. The name of the fabric is in the city of Nimes, France, where the fabric was first created by the André family. The fabric was initially known as Serge de Nîmes and over the years the name was shortened to de Nîmes and modern spelling Denim. The fabric is known to be heavier than jeans.
Price per meter: 4.20$ - 6.60$
Vinyl
Is a unique fabric that when one side of composite plastic and the other side is real fabric. This fabric is highly resistant to water and therefore is also high quality and durable. The fabric is used mainly for the manufacture of bags, manufacture of boots and clothes-like leather, but connoisseurs sense will notice it very quickly and realize that it is not real leather.
Price per yard: 2.50$ - 20.30$
 

 It is important to pay attention to the different properties of fabrics you choose, because like everything else in life, fabrics also have different levels of quality that affect the comfort of the clothing, the durability of the garment and of course its cost.

P.S. All prices are average price in the market and you can find cheaper or more expensive, but don’t forget to check the quality.

 

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