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Children’s Clothing Fabric Selection Experience

I believe there are many savvy women who have the lifestyle habit of researching clothing fabrics, and it has become a routine to touch and read the label ingredients before buying clothes. Especially when buying clothes for children, they will always put the comfort of the fabric in the first place. Selecting clothes for small children is always a hassle, in terms of baby clothes, mothers require them to be soft and comfortable, breathable and quick-drying, light and warm in winter; at the same time, it should also be easy to take care of, washable and durable, withstand the ravages of children. Such harsh selection rules completely express the mother’s love for the child. ( Wholesale Kid Clothes)

Children’s clothing fabrics are diverse, the choice of fabrics varies from season to season and in different ways. In addition to our unanimous approval of cotton fabrics, I faithfully recommend to you cashmere, merino, goose down, organic cotton, hemp, Lenzing modal six fabrics, and I will also list their advantages and disadvantages in detail for your reference.

Cashmere – super soft gold

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Cashmere is the inner layer of wool that grows under the outer layer of coarse wool of goats, not sheep’s wool (merino wool is also sheep’s wool), and it is the world’s finest animal fiber, with fewer fiber scales than wool, so cashmere feels softer and smoother, while relatively less prone to pilling. Cashmere has eight times the warmth of wool and is lighter. The production of cashmere is extremely low and the processing of cashmere is very complicated, so cashmere is very expensive and is priced by the gram. Cashmere has always struck me as “super soft gold”, with a high level of comfort, but it is difficult to care for. But because of its warmth and soft touch, children will love this soft, skin-friendly fabric.

Cashmere needs to be washed and cared for more delicately than wool products, hand washes with cashmere detergent in warm water, do not hang when drying, lay flat, and air dry. In addition, in daily wear, you should try to avoid friction with rough objects, do not wear too long, and take care of them.

Merino wool – the most cost-effective wool product

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Merino Wool is mostly produced in Australia and accounts for 90% of the world’s production. The finest merino wool is produced in Tasmania, Australia.

It is the world’s finest and softest wool other than cashmere and costs only a fraction of the price of cashmere. Merino wool is dense, uniformly fine, soft, light, and flexible, making it the perfect fabric for sweaters, scarves, wool sweaters, and other clothing. It is rich in keratin and has its own antibacterial properties, so it does not sting or create odors when worn close to the body. Merino wool is also excellent at regulating temperature, keeping you warm and breathable in the winter and cool in the summer, and the finer yarns of superfine wool products are perfect for summer.

However, when buying clothes made of merino wool, look carefully at the label and whether the clothes are thrown into the washing machine. Most wool clothes are now supported for machine washing, as long as a neutral or wool-specific laundry detergent is used in the wash. Also, cashmere products are bound to pucker, and no brand can avoid it. Using a pucker cutter is the best way to get rid of it.

Goose Down

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Down is the soft, fluffy down of bird feathers near the lower abdomen. Duck down and goose down are the most common and are widely used in the production of jackets, pillows, quilts, and sleeping bags. It is known that goose down is better, more expensive, and warmer than duck down. When selecting down, we need to pay attention to its down filling, down content, and fluffiness, which is often the decisive factor in determining the warmth performance of down. In summary, these three indicators are higher the warmer; goose down is higher than duck down in terms of fluffiness, and goose down does not have the odor of duck down.

To clean the down jacket according to the cleaning tips on the clothing label, you can use a special down cleaning agent or neutral cleaning agent to clean. It is best not to dry-clean because dry-cleaning agents exist to destroy the protein in the down, which will reduce the fluffiness of the down, while the drying process tends to make the fabric aging.

Organic cotton – the most suitable for infants and children’s cotton fabrics

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Organic cotton is the use of non-genetically modified cotton seeds, in accordance with organic agricultural standards and certified cotton, which does not use any chemical fertilizers or pesticides in the growing process, environmentally friendly and pollution-free. Compared to ordinary cotton, organic cotton will be more soft and fluffy, better breathability, anti-bacterial, and anti-odor, so it is very suitable for intimate apparel. At the same time, organic cotton is picked by hand, it has a higher fiber strength. Because clean and pollution-free, it is safer and more non-toxic, and also less likely to induce allergies such as asthma or atopic dermatitis.

Hemp – a boon in the summer

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In the summer, cotton and linen are always breathable and cool, most suitable for active children. Hemp is extremely breathable, moisture absorption, moisture removal fast, light and cool, while anti-bacterial and anti-mildew, anti-static. Hemp is known as “natural air conditioning”, is the most suitable for summer wear natural fabrics, but also particularly suitable for children with weaker thermoregulation ability. In addition, hemp fiber is also the highest strength of natural fibers, strong and wear-resistant, so cotton and linen fabric clothing can be worn for many years without deformation, the more you wash the softer.

But this is also the disadvantage of hemp: not soft enough, easy to wrinkle, need to iron to take care of. In fact, friends who are interested in this point can consider cotton linen, silk linen, and other fabrics with lower hemp content, both softness, and breathability of hemp.

Lenzing Modal – the lightest fabric

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Modal is actually a very common fabric in our lives, but its price and quality vary widely, the key lies in the source of raw materials, Lenzing Austria is the world’s most famous modal manufacturer. Modal has the characteristics of zero skin feel and high elasticity. Another advantage is its excellent moisture absorption and breathability. It has a natural advantage in dryness and breathability, so modal fabrics are naturally suitable for lining intimate apparel. At the same time, it is also more convenient to wear and more durable fabric. Modal has a strong color fastness, so it is not easy to fade, and it does not get stiffer and stiffer with washing like cotton, and it is easy to yellow and wrinkle, or shrink. Modal has a natural drape and wrinkle resistance, with a silky light feel and excellent texture.

That’s all about fabrics for children’s clothing, hope it can help you. If you have a fabric that you wish, then discuss it with us.

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