Throughout the year, my favorite fabric is cotton and linen. Cotton and linen fabrics are made by mixing half of hemp and half of cotton, and have the characteristics of both hemp and cotton. General pure linen clothes feel rough, and the frictional feeling on the skin is obvious when wearing it. It will be easier to pilling over time; while the cotton fabric has the disadvantage of being too light. a feeling of. The cotton and linen mixed fabric effectively avoids the shortcomings of all aspects of linen and cotton, and the two are complementary, making them the best choice for summer clothes. In recent years, cotton and linen have also received more and more attention, and waves of cotton and linen literature have set off. In today's era of more and more emphasis on quality of life and environmental health, cotton and linen as a natural fabric will undoubtedly become a fashion hot spot. So, follow me to learn more about Cotton Linen.
Advantages and disadvantages of cotton and linen.
① Breathable and dry. Because the heat dissipation performance of linen is 5 times that of wool and 19 times that of silk, wearing linen clothing can make the surface temperature of human skin lower by 3-4 degrees Celsius in hot weather. And linen can absorb 20% of its own weight of moisture, and at the same time it can quickly release the absorbed moisture, even if you sweat a lot, it can keep you dry.
② Reduce perspiration. Cotton and linen clothing helps maintain the body's electrolyte balance. New research shows that linen clothing can make the body sweat 1.5 times less than wearing cotton clothing.
③ Radiation protection. People's life is inseparable from computers and mobile phones. Radiation pollution is an inevitable problem for modern people. Japanese research shows that adding 20% of linen to clothing fabrics can prevent 80% of radiation.
④Anti-static. Blends containing only 10% of linen are sufficient to prevent static electricity. Cotton and linen can effectively alleviate the anxiety, headache, chest tightness, and difficulty breathing in people in a static environment.
⑤Inhibit bacteria. Because flax has a good effect of inhibiting bacteria and fungi, prolonged wearing cotton and linen can effectively prevent some diseases. According to research by Japanese researchers, linen sheets can prevent bedsores from growing in bedridden patients for long periods, and linen clothing can help prevent certain skins, such as common rashes and chronic eczema.
⑥ Hypoallergenic. For people with skin allergies, linen clothing is undoubtedly a lucky choice, because linen fabrics neither will not cause allergic reactions but will helps treat some allergic diseases. Linen can reduce inflammation and prevent fever.
- Does not resist wrinkles. Hemp products, like cotton products, are natural and less wrinkle-resistant, which is a more obvious disadvantage. Of course, it is undeniable that the random folds are the distinguishing feature of cotton and linen. Although cotton and linen are prone to wrinkles, it is also best to take care of it. As long as the water is sprayed locally, the linen will feel good, and the clothes will be flat after being dried.
- It's a bit pricks when wearing it for the first time. Multi-colored dyed linen / cotton is tougher than other fabrics. This is caused by multiple dyeing processes. As long as you accept the feeling at the beginning, as the washing times increases, it will become more and more soft to the requirements of the skin. If the unwashed fabric is relatively soft and has no rough feeling, it is not necessarily linen, or the content of linen fabric is less than 30%.
③ The fabric feels rough. High-quality linen fabrics, or fabrics with high linen content, have not been washed many times, and they will feel rough to the touch, and will become soft after more washing.
Cotton and hemp dyeing tone is dark, belongs to the dark color line. The effect of dyed linen is different from other dyed fabrics, both the gloss and saturation are relatively dim. Due to the limited ability of the camera to distinguish the color, this dim effect cannot be truly reflected on the product photos, so the photos will generally be brighter than the real thing.
Washing and maintenance of cotton and linen
It is recommended to wash by hand with ramie linen clothes. You can use a laundry detergent to wash sweaters. After washing, spread and dry.
① The texture of cotton and linen clothes is soft. If you use a washing machine to shake it vigorously, it will easily deform and wrinkle. Therefore, it is best to wash it with soap. When there are too many clothes and you do not have the time and energy to wash them by hand, when you need to wash them by machine, you can put them in a laundry bag that can be used repeatedly, and then use the gentle function of the washing machine to wash them.
② Cotton white clothes turn yellow after they are washed many times. You can add washing powder in boiling water, soak the clothes, and soak for about 30 minutes to make the clothes white and clean.
- When washing black cotton or linen clothes, add some strong coffee or strong tea into the water for last cleaning, which can make some faded clothes black as usual.
④ Ethnic-style tie-dyed cotton and linen clothes will lose color when washed for the first time. You can add a little salt to the washing water to fix the color.
- Hemp fiber fabrics are solid and have poor cohesion. It should be softer than cotton fabrics when washing. Do not use hard brushes and knead hard, in case the clothes pilling. Special attention must be paid to ramie clothing, otherwise it will feel itchy and uncomfortable when worn them. After washing, do not twist with force to prevent the hemp fibers from sliding, which will affect the appearance and durability. Colored fabrics should not be scalded with hot water, and should not be exposed to the sun. When drying, the lapels and seams of the clothes should be flattened and stretched. It can be dried in the sun, but not exposed for too long to prevent discoloration.
- Various stains on hemp fabrics can be removed in the same way as cotton fabrics, but if there are slight cigarette burn marks on linen fabrics, you can wipe them with a slice of lemon and then leave them in the sun for a while to remove them.
Matters needing attention when washing cotton and linen: The washing requirements of cotton and linen fabrics are basically the same as those of cotton, but the soaking time should not be too long. Hemp fibers are generally stiff and have poor cohesion. Gently clean cotton fabrics, do not use hard brushes and rubbing hard to avoid lint on the cloth surface. Do not twist with force after washing. Do not use hot water to soak colored fabrics. In addition, cotton and linen fabrics are generally not afraid of the sun, but exposure to sunlight for a long period of time will reduce the stiffness of wearing, and it will easily cause the clothing to fade or yellow. Therefore, it is not suitable for long-term sun exposure, the reverse side of the clothes should also be properly dried.
Routine maintenance of cotton and linen: When wearing cotton and linen clothes, it should be avoided from being damaged by acid. Cotton and linen clothing should be stacked and flattened after washing, drying, and ironing; avoid sweltering and airlessness, and uncleanness in the wardrobe will easily cause mildew.
How to distinguish cotton and linen fabrics
The easiest way to identify the clothing fabrics is the combustion method, and cotton and linen fabrics are no exception. The method is to draw a line of cloth yarn containing warp and weft yarns at the seam edge of clothing or fabric, ignite it with fire, observe the state of the burning flame, smell the odor emitted by the cloth yarn after burning, and see the residue after burning , So as to determine whether it is consistent with the cloth composition marked on the clothing durability label, so as to distinguish the authenticity of the cloth composition. Because cotton and linen are blended from cotton and linen, they also have the characteristics of cotton and linen. Cotton fiber and hemp fiber are flammable immediately after the flame, and burn quickly, the flame is yellow, blue smoke, generally there is no agglomeration, and it will eventually become powder. (Cotton and linen are natural ingredients. Generally, natural ingredients will become powder after being burned). However, the fabrics of other chemical components will be agglomerated or granulated after burning.
The common cotton and linen interwoven fabrics are mostly made of cotton warp and hemp for weft, so its texture will be firmer, with a good drooping feel, softer than pure linen, and it will feel smoother and more delicate. It feels cooler to the touch, and it feels a little rough when you feel more hemp. However, cotton and linen are mostly thin and light, which is more suitable for summer and autumn clothing. Its appearance maintains the unique thick and stiff style of hemp fabric, and has the soft characteristics of cotton fabric, which is relatively fine and not easy to fluff.
What kind of tailoring style for cotton linen?
As the most basic clothing fabric, the biggest advantage of cotton-linen clothing is that it is at ease. The common cotton and linen tailored clothing is a more detailed and implicit design, and the overall style is more casual and artistic. Among them, there are traditional cultural factors, because cotton and linen are common fabrics of ancient popular clothing and a culture that has been cultivated for thousands of years. Therefore, most of the designs mainly based on cotton and linen are in implicit traditional style be creative. In fact, there are many types of cotton and linen clothing. Simple inside, elegant cardigan, shirt, mini skirt, tailored half-sleeved suit, etc., all these cotton and linen can do. Although the color of this type of fabric is often dominated by natural and cold colors, milky white, creamy rice, straw brown, oak brown, titanium gold and blue-black, from light to dark, it is also very flexible to match. This fabric is suitable for showing the beautiful lines and postures of the ladies, but also very cultural.
Tense, cotton, linen, linen, which fabric is suitable for summer pants, what are the advantages and disadvantages?
The advantages and disadvantages of these three fabrics are as follows:
- The advantages of Tencel:
(1) It has high hygroscopicity.
(2) Soft as cotton.
(3) High strength.
(4) warm as wool.
(5) Good drape.
Disadvantages of Tencel:
Easy to harden under wet and cold conditions.
- The advantages of flax:
(1) No perspiration absorption.
(2) Easy to deform.
- Advantages of cotton and linen:
(1) Soft texture.
(2) Good permeability, effective sweat absorption.
Disadvantages: Wrinkles easily.