Natural, artificial or synthetic?

Posted by Véronick Bélanger on

Do you know that it has different kinds of fibers?

Natural, artificial and synthetic fibres: each have their pros and cons. Discover them!

Natural fibers:

Some come from plants such as cotton, linen, jute, etc. And others from animals such as wool, alpaca, silk, mohair, etc.

Their constitution is obtained by transforming a natural material without transforming its composition. Ex: The wool will be cleaned, framed, dyed and spun, but its composition will be the same as on the animal.

Their advantages are that they have a soft and natural feel, are comfortable, breathable, highly absorbent (moisture), antistatic, low odor absorption and very good dye absorption.
Their disadvantages are that they dry slowly, have a possibility of pilling, and are creaseable (especially linen).

We will use them in making clothes and accessories for all seasons and decoration.


Man-made fibers:

Such as viscose, Lyocell (Tencel), bamboo, nylon Are obtained by chemical transformation of a natural material, generally cellulose from wood, bamboo and oilseed plants. Ex. The bamboo will be chemically transformed to make a thread, which makes it possible to manufacture fibers with specific characteristics from renewable materials and in an ecological way, which is very good given the growing population..

The advantages of these fibers are shine, flow, softness, vibrant colors, they absorb moisture, are easy to care for and have very good dye absorption.
Their disadvantages are: low elasticity, tendency to shrink and wrinkle easily (except Tencel)

We will use them in making clothes and accessories for all seasons and decoration.

Synthetic fibers:

Like polyester, Elastane, Acrylic Are obtained from the chemical transformation of different types of materials that do not exist in their natural state..

Their advantages are that they do not wrinkle, they are easy to maintain, they have high abrasion resistance, good elasticity, low absorbency, quick drying and light weight.
The disadvantages are that they retain odors more easily, often have a rougher touch, they do not breathe, are difficult to dye and produce static electricity.

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