Blended fabrics are created by combination of one or more fibres that means a new fabric is created with unique properties. This result is an item that is easier to clean, care for or more comfortable.
The main idea of blended fabrics is to combine fibers with certain qualities with fibers of other qualities that compliment each other. Cotton and polyester are example of blend fabrics. Cotton is comfortable to wear, however, it wrinkles easy where on the other hand Polyester does not wrinkle. After combined both then results in a comfortable, yet wrinkle-resistance fabric.
Popular Blended Fabric:
The more popular blended fabrics include:
- Polyester / Cotton
- Nylon / Wool
- Polyester / Wool
- Cotton / Lycra
- Wool / Cotton
- Linen / Cotton
- Linen / Silk
- Linen / Rayon
- Silk / Wool
- Rayon / Cotton
The primary purpose of creating blended fabrics is to marry two qualities inherent in each fabric with each other to create a final complementary blend. There are a number of reasons why fabrics are combined. It might be to improve the look or feel (known as the ‘hand’), to make the fabrics easier to care for or handle, or to make it more economical for manufacturers.
Advantages of blended fabric:
- To improve appearance of a fabric
- Improving properties (durability, easy care)
- Improve handle of fabric
- Improve profitability of a fabric making it cheaper to produce.