The Fabric Of T-shirts -Part 1

- Dec 10, 2018-

Fabric Of T-shirts

1. What is weight?

The weight is generally used to indicate the thickness of the fabric. The heavier the weight, the thicker the clothes. T-shirt weight is generally between 160 grams and 220 grams, too thin will be very transparent, too thick will be stuffy, generally choose between 180-280 grams weight. (Short sleeves are generally 180-220 grams, this thickness is just right for wearing, long-sleeved T-shirts generally choose 260 grams of fabric, which is thicker)

2. What is the count?

Definition: The length code of a cotton yarn with a nominal weight of one pound.

Coarse yarn: 18 or less pure cotton yarn, mainly used for weaving thick fabrics or piled cotton fabrics.

Medium yarn: 19-29 cotton yarn. Mainly used for general requirements of knitted garments.

Fine yarn: 30-60 cotton yarn. Mainly used for high-grade cotton fabrics. The higher the count, the softer the T-shirt is usually 21 and 32.

3. What is combing?

T-shirt cotton yarn can be divided into carded and combed yarn.

Carded yarn: refers to the yarn spun by the carded spinning process, also known as uncombed yarn.

Combed yarn: A yarn produced by using high-quality cotton fiber as a raw material, which is produced by adding a combing process to a carded yarn. The surface of the fabric is relatively clean and the hand feels very soft.