Features of 9 Pajama Fabrics
As one of the three elements of clothing, fabrics can not only interpret the style and characteristics of clothing but also directly influence the color and style of clothing. In the world of pajamas, the pajama fabrics are diverse. But generally speaking, high-end fabrics have the characteristics of comfort, sweat absorption, breathability, good drape, beauty, and softness.
Below, the characteristics of common pajama fabrics are briefly introduced.
● bamboo fabric
● cotton fabric
1. Bamboo Fabric
Bamboo fiber is a cellulose fiber extracted from bamboo. Bamboo fiber fabric has the advantages of being soft, breathable, absorbent, anti-static, Antibacterial, Suppressing odor, anti-UV, and Good drape, so bamboo fiber fabric is widely used to make pajamas, loungewear, nighty, nightshirts, robes, onesies, underwear, T-shirts, shirts, curtains, sheets, and other household items.
Bamboo fiber fabric can be used to make environmentally-friendly primary color tissues, and bamboo-cotton blended fabrics can also be used to make medical supplies.
Advantages of pure bamboo fiber fabric:
Soft, Breathable, Absorbent, Anti-static, Antibacterial, Suppress odor, Anti-UV, Good drape.
Disadvantages of bamboo fiber fabric:
Can pill, Labeling can be misleading, Low color fastness, Low wear resistance.
2. Cotton Fabric
Cotton is a natural fibre. Pure cotton fabrics are textiles made from cotton. According to the way of dyeing, pure cotton fiber fabrics can be divided into dyed cotton cloth, primary color cotton cloth, printed cotton cloth, and yarn-dyed cotton cloth; cotton fiber fabrics can also be divided into twill cloth, plain weave cloth, and forged cloth according to the organizational structure.
Advantages of cotton fiber fabric:
1. Moisture absorption: cotton fiber fabric has good moisture absorption, keeps moisture in balance, and feels comfortable.
2. Thermal insulation: Cotton fiber fabric is a poor conductor, which can accumulate a large amount of air and has good thermal insulation.
3. Heat resistance: In temperatures below 110℃, only the moisture will evaporate, the cotton fabrics will not be damaged, it is durable and comfortable to wear.
4. Anti-allergic: No irritation or side effects in contact with human skin.
5. Simple maintenance: good stain resistance, and can be machine washed and dried.
Disadvantages of pure cotton fiber fabric:
1. It is easy to wrinkle, and it is more difficult to heal after wrinkles.
2. Easy to shrink, the shrinkage rate of pure cotton clothing is 2% to 5%, except for special processing (washing process).
3. Easily deformed, cotton clothing will be easily deformed, especially summer clothes, because the fabrics of summer clothes are relatively thin.
3. Modal Fabric
The modal fabric was developed by the Austrian Lenzing Company in the 1980s. Similar to rayon, both are cellulose fibers.
What is the modal fabric made of? The raw material of Modal is European bush forest, which is made into wood pulp in accordance with the requirements of ECO-TEX, and then it is made through a special spinning process.
Modal fiber is an environmentally friendly material. There is no pollution during the entire production process of the fiber and it can be biodegraded. Its strength is close to polyester, modal fiber is very soft, has good moisture absorption, and has air permeability.
Model’s raw materials are 100% natural and harmless to the human body. Clothes containing modal ingredients are very comfortable to wear. But the model price is high, so it is mostly used in the production of underwear products, but with the improvement of productivity and the improvement of people’s living standards, Modal fiber has also begun to be used in the production of sleepwear, loungewear, and sportswear.
What are modal fabric pros and cons?
The benefits of modal fabrics:
1. Soft, good drape.
2. Comfortable to wear.
3. Moisture absorption.
5. Delicate, smooth, with the effect of real silk.
6. The color is bright and bright, it is a natural mercerized fabric.
7. The performance is stable. After 25 times of washing, the cotton fabric will feel harder and harder, while the modal fabric will still maintain its original smoothness after multiple washings.
8. With natural anti-wrinkle and non-ironing properties, it is more convenient and natural to wear.
Disadvantages of modal fabrics
1. High price.
2. Not durable.
4. Satin Fabric
The satin has a good drape, smoothness, good brightness, and silk texture. The stretch satin fabric can be made of cotton, polyester, or other chemical fibers. The characteristics of the satin fabric will change accordingly when the raw materials are used. The specifications of satin fabric are generally 75×150D and 75×100D. In recent years, satin fabric has been favored by consumers because of its low price and excellent performance. It is mainly used in pajamas, underwear, sportswear, and bedding.
Advantages of satin fabric:
Durable, Not shrink, Inexpensive, Excellent drape, Shiny, Soft.
Disadvantages of satin fabric:
Doesn’t breathe, Builds up static.
China began to produce and use silk very early, and silk products appeared 5630 years ago. Silk fabric was also one of the main goods of ancient China’s foreign trade. Starting from Xi’an, China, passing through Xinjiang, Central Asia, West Asia, and connecting the Mediterranean countries, the channel is also called the “Silk Road”.
China’s modern silk production also ranks first in the world. The global annual output of silk is about 50,000 tons, and about 95% is produced in Asia. The annual output of Chinese silk is more than 20,000 tons, accounting for about 47% of the world’s total output, and the export volume accounts for more than 80% of the total silk global trade.
Silk fabric has the advantages of lightness, softness, moisture absorption, breathability, anti-allergic, anti-ultraviolet rays, etc. It is a precious textile material and can be used for the production of clothing, household goods, and handicrafts. Silk fabric also has the advantages of high strength, good electrical insulation, and strong heat insulation. It can be used to make artificial blood vessels, parachutes, and insulating materials. Silk fabric plays an important role in medicine, national defense, and industry.
Advantages of silk fabric:
1. very soft, lightweight, It’s very comfortable to wear.
2. nice drape, natural sheen, luxury.
3. anti-UV, Clothes made of silk can effectively resist ultraviolet rays.
4.100% natural, good for sensitive skin.
5. Good hygroscopicity, dyes easily.
Disadvantages of silk fabric:
2. requires special care.
3. not very durable.
4. can discolor.
6. Hemp Fabric
The scientific name of hemp is CANNABIS SATIVA, which is the bast fiber in the plant fiber and belongs to the Moraceae plant. Hemp fabric is one of the earliest fiber fabrics in the world to be used for clothing. Cannabis is produced in Asia. It was first used in clothes making in ancient China, Siberia, and Central Asia, and it was introduced to Europe around 1500 BC. China began to use hemp to weave fabrics in 1800 BC. At present, the main producing areas of hemp are China, India, Hungary, Turkey, Romania, Poland, and so on.
Advantages of hemp fabric:
Durable, Absorbent, Softens over time, Possibly hypoallergenic, Breathable, Antibacterial, Antistatic, Anti-UV, Pleasantly cool.
Disadvantages of hemp fabric:
Can have a rough texture, Wrinkles, May violate local laws.
7. Linen Fabric
Flax is also one of the earliest natural fibers used by humans, with a history of more than 10,000 years. Flax fiber is a rare natural fiber, accounting for only 1.5% of the total natural fiber. Because of its naturalness, rarity, and natural color, it is known as the “Queen of Fiber”.
In Europe, people’s love for flax fiber has lasted for a long time. In history, the textile industry has risen and fallen several times. Only flax has remained relatively stable. Even under the wave of rapid development of chemical fiber products, it is still in an important position.
Linen fabric is one of the oldest textile in the world. The fabrics made of flax fiber have a wide range of uses and can be used as materials for clothing, decorative fabrics, and bedding. With the emergence of new technologies, the development of the linen industry is getting better and better. The main production areas of flax products are France, Belgium, and the Netherlands. Although the planting area of flax in China is relatively high, the output of flax fiber only ranks sixth.
Linen fabric has the functions of temperature regulation, anti-allergic, anti-static, and anti-bacterial. Because it has good moisture absorption and can absorb 20 times of its own weight, the linen fabric feels dry. Nowadays, the appearance of anti-wrinkle and non-iron linen fabrics has further expanded the market of linen products.
Linen clothing products include linen pajamas, pants, T-shirts, loungewear, shirts, sportswear, etc. Linen household products include curtains, wall coverings, tablecloths, bedding, etc. The linen industry products include insulating cloth, filter cloth, and aviation products
Advantages of linen fabric:
Breathable, Durable, Lightweight, Absorbent, Anti-allergic, Antimicrobial, Anti-static, Cool.
Disadvantages of linen fabric:
Wrinkles, Need special care.
8. Lyocell Fabric
Lyocell fiber, commonly known as “Tencel velvet”, uses natural plant fibers as raw materials. It came out in the mid-1990s and is known as the most valuable product in the history of man-made fibers. Combining the excellent properties of natural fiber and synthetic fiber, Lyocell is an environmentally friendly fiber. Its raw materials are natural bamboo fiber and wood fiber. There is no chemical reaction in the production process, and the solvent used is non-toxic.
Lyocell fabric is a new textile, which emerged in Europe and America in the 1990s. It not only has the comfort, breathability, moisture absorption, and other characteristics of cotton but also has environmental protection advantages that traditional viscose fiber does not have. Viscose fiber releases harmful gases such as carbon disulfide and hydrogen sulfide during the production process, polluting the environment, and has been gradually eliminated in developed countries.
Lyocell fiber uses renewable bamboo and wood as raw materials, and its advanced technology makes its solvent recovery rate as high as 99.7%. It is not only energy-saving and environmentally friendly but also sustainable. The clothes made of this fiber are not only durable, breathable, hypoallergenic, and basically do not shrink, but also have good moisture permeability and air permeability, and lyocell fabric blended with wool has good effects.
Advantages of Lyocell fabric:
Soft, Absorbent, Wrinkle-resistant, Versatile, Durable, Breathable, Anti-static, Hypoallergenic.
Disadvantages of Lyocell fabric:
Can pill, Can require special care.
9. Cupro Fabric
The abbreviation of Cuprammonuium is Cupro, which is a kind of regenerated cellulose fiber. It is produced by dissolving natural cellulose materials such as cotton, linters in a copper hydroxide solution to form a spinning solution and decomposing and regenerating cellulose in the coagulation solution. The cellulose is processed to obtain copper ammonia fiber.
The cupro fabric feels soft, has a soft luster, and has a silky feel. The strength of copper ammonia fiber is better than that of viscose fiber, and its abrasion resistance is also better than that of viscose fiber.
Even if it is worn in dry areas, cupro material still has a good touch and can avoid the uncomfortable feeling of sultry heat. This is an important reason why it has become a popular underwear lining, and it is still in an irreplaceable position.
At present, Cupro has been pushed from the lining to the fabric, it becoming the best material for high-end suits. As a fabric, it feels soft and has a soft luster, which is in line with the trend of environmentally friendly clothing, so it is often used as a high-end clothing material. Cupro is especially suitable for blending with wool and synthetic fibers to make high-end knitted fabrics, such as knitting and woven pajamas, nighty, underwear, homewear, shirts, windbreakers, coats, etc.
Advantages of cupro fabric:
1. Moisture absorption and breathability. Cupro fabric has good breathing performance, its official moisture regain is 11%, it absorbs moisture and releases moisture well, and it is comfortable to wear and not stuffy.
2. Antistatic and dustproof. Cupro has good hygroscopicity, so it can quickly dissolve static electricity, there is no static electricity, and there is little dust adsorption.
3. Good drape.
4. Good strength. The fabric is wear-resistant, wash-resistant, and durable.
5. Silk texture. The fabric feels soft, has a soft luster, silk, and drape, and is beautiful to wear.
6. The cloth surface is smooth and easy to put on and take off
7. Alkali resistance.
8. Bright color and high color fastness.
9. The production process is environmentally friendly, and the waste is easy to decompose.
Disadvantages of cupro fabric:
2. Intolerant to acid.
What is the best pajamas fabric?
Each fabric has its own characteristics, the most expensive fabric is not necessarily the most suitable fabric, it should be based on specific needs. When we choose pajama fabrics, we must follow the design and function of pajamas. For example, the requirements of pajamas are beautiful, luxurious, natural, and not sensitive to manufacturing costs. Then the silk is the best fabric for this pajama. If pajamas require good ventilation, moisture absorption, and high-cost performance, then bamboo fiber fabric is the best pajamas fabric. if pajamas require Breathable, Durable, Lightweight, Absorbent, Anti-allergic, Anti-static, and cool in summer, the linen is the best pajamas fabric.