Lining fabric is a fairly important material in the field of clothing but often overlooked. They are present in most types of clothing and items around each person. So what is special about this type of fabric? Let’s follow Thinh Gia Huy to find out all the interesting facts about this fabric in the article below!
1. What is lining fabric? What is the material that makes this fabric?
Lining fabric such as (felt, cotton fabric, etc.) is a type of fabric that is sewn inside as a base for the main materials. For some garments that use thin main fabrics such as lace, chiffon, using lining fabric is essential. It helps to maintain the desired shape and prevent revealing the inside of the body.
One special feature of this type of fabric is that it is made from various materials, such as polyester, synthetic fabric, natural fabric, etc. Depending on the purpose of the user, the amount of each component is adjusted to create the desired fabric. Therefore, this type of fabric is becoming increasingly diverse on the market, meeting the needs of designers.
2. Characteristics of lining fabrics
The inherent characteristic of this type of fabric is that it is soft and smooth to wear as an inner layer for the main product. At the same time, the fabric also exhibits outstanding properties from the main material that forms it.
This fabric comes in a wide variety of colors on the market. So no matter what the main fabric designs are or what colors they are, it will not be difficult to find a suitable fabric lining. In addition, the thickness and softness/hardness of the lining fabric can also be adjusted to meet the requirements of different manufacturers. These characteristics also partly explain the high applicability of lining fabric in each design.
3. Advantages and disadvantages of lining fabric
One of the first advantages of this fabric is its ability to not accumulate static electricity. Its moderate thickness also helps designs made from this fabric look lightweight and not bulky. Additionally, this fabric is known for its excellent thermal insulation.
Therefore, using this fabric as a lining for clothing or items is very practical. In addition, its affordable price is also a plus point that brings this fabric closer to consumers.
It’s true that this type of fabric has many outstanding advantages, but its disadvantages cannot be ignored, which arise during use. One notable disadvantage is that it is easy to wear out during washing and cleaning, especially for natural materials.
On the other hand, synthetic fabrics have the drawback of being susceptible to moisture and poor air permeability. Therefore, they are rarely used in summer designs. Another small point to note is that some types of lining fabric may cause irritation, so it is important to carefully assess the item before purchasing it.
With abundant raw materials, no wonder people can produce so many types of lining fabric. Each type will favor its own timbre, which is partly shown by their name. The following are the 6 most common types of lining fabric on the Vietnamese consumer market.
4.1. POLYESTER FABRIC
Polyester lining fabric is known for its main ingredient is polyester fiber . This material possesses good wrinkle resistance, does not stretch, and has a fairly durable texture. In addition, this fabric is also rated as an effective waterproof material. Therefore, it is very popular to use them to make bag lining or coat lining.
Not stopping there, the easy to dye and difficult to fade characteristics also help this fabric be present in many other designs. With such a cheap price and so many good functions, it is understandable that polyester lining fabric is favored.
Polyester fabric has a pretty good waterproof feature, the fabric has a strong, durable thickness.
4.2. FEATHER LINED FABRIC
This fabric is also known as the same name as fleece. The surface of the fabric is a short and extremely soft coat. This fur also helps the lining material become thick, keeping the owner warm very well.
That’s why fur felt is often used to make fabric for table lining, sofa lining… Or can’t forget the design of thermal jacket, fabric for floor lining. This can be said to be an indispensable material in winter designs.
4.3. COTTON LINING FABRIC
A common fabric that is easily found in many designs is cotton lining. With the main component of cotton, this fabric has the characteristics of lightness, moderate softness. In addition, people also appreciate this fabric because of its good breathability and easy cleaning of stains. There are a number of products that use it to make linings such as leather wallets, backpacks, clothes, ..
The fabric is made of 100% cotton, light and soft.
4.4. COTTON LINING FABRIC
Cotton lining is one of the versatile fabrics that easily meet the requirements of designers. They are soft, stretchy and effectively absorb sweat. Besides, it is more antibacterial than many other lining fabrics.
In addition, the material is not easy to wrinkle, so they are often used in sewing collars, sofa linings, etc. Many such advantages, but this fabric is also quite affordable and easy to find on the market. .
4.5. KHAKI LINING FABRIC
True to its name, this fabric has the same material and properties as khaki fabric. This is a structural material that is quite strong, difficult to tear and moderate in thickness. With this feature, products from khaki lining always stay in shape.
4.6. CHIFFON LINING FABRIC
For those who do not know, chiffon fabric is quite fragile and soft. They are often used as inner layers for dress designs. Bringing a comfortable, natural feeling to help girls confidently wear skirts.
5. HOW TO IDENTIFY LINING FABRIC
Lining fabric will often act as the inner lining of clothes, so it is also quite recognizable. When sewn into clothes and utensils, they can be recognized by the naked eye or felt by hand.
- Hand feel: this is also a pretty effective way of distinguishing between the lining and the main fabric. Lining fabrics often have a thin and smooth design to help users limit the secret and discomfort when using. For example, khaki pants can instead cause a feeling of stiffness and discomfort. Designers will often choose fleece fabric to keep the interior warm and comfortable.
- Eye perception: The eye is a rather sensitive sense, just looking closely, the user can immediately recognize it. Lining fabric is usually the inner design, there are colors lighter than the main fabric color. Because designers often follow the rule of lighter color scheme so that the fabric is not exposed or just as a background for the main fabric.
6. APPLICATION OF FABRIC
Lining fabric has super many applications in life that sometimes many people do not expect. People use it as a raw material to produce products from ordinary to high-end. Here are a few common practical applications that you can easily come across:
Floor mats must be a familiar piece of furniture for every home. The main material for making this carpet is fleece lined or polyester felt. These two fabrics have very good absorbency, high color retention. So it is very suitable for commuting, exercising in daily life. At the same time, create a space for children to learn to walk and play. In addition, the colors and textures on the carpet also help the house become luxurious and beautiful.
Tire lining fabric
A very special application of this material is as a tire lining. Accordingly, the fabric layer must be thin, light and of good quality to protect the user’s tires. In addition, this fabric can be reused many times, saving you a small amount of money.
Fabric used to make masks
In a time when the pandemic still exists, sewing masks is an expensive material. As everyone knows, whether the mask has the ability to filter bacteria and prevent dust depends on the inner lining.
Besides, the fabric must also ensure the soft and light elements. Therefore, workers often use polyester or elastic lining to sew. Thus, the lining fabric also contributes significantly to protecting the health of the user.
Another extremely practical application of this fabric for humans. The helmet lining is the part inside the helmet that is in direct contact with the scalp. The good absorbency of the fabric will help you when wearing a helmet no longer be secreted, limiting sweat accumulation. In particular, it also brings comfort when wearing, protecting the head in the event of a collision.
Vietnamese Ao Dai is usually thin, light and graceful designs. Therefore, the fabric lining the ao dai must also use the same materials. And to meet these criteria, people often use silk or wind fabrics. It can be seen that this fabric, when combined with the Ao Dai fabric, helps women become elegant and full of femininity.
Trouser pocket lining fabric
Trouser pocket lining is one of the equally popular applications. This fabric usually has good elasticity, light catching and easy to clean stains. Most often, the fabric is black or dark to limit exposure. In addition, the experience of trousers tailors often choose cotton or polyester lining.
This type of pants is also very sought after in the winter because of its ability to keep warm. The felt fabric inside the pants is just right to ensure smoothness and not cause irritation to the skin. At the same time, felt underwear also has a certain elasticity, so users are completely assured of the shape.
Dress lining fabric
With the design of dresses with thin main fabric, the lining fabric is indispensable. The dress fabric helps the designs to add momentum and float.
Photo lining fabric
In photography, this fabric is considered as a background to highlight people and products. At the same time, the smooth fabric designs also help photographers easily edit and photoshop.
In addition to the main material of leather and fabric outside, backpacks and bags are also indispensable for the inner layer. This lining is just right with a reasonable thickness so that it doesn’t take up too much space but is still sturdy. Usually, designers often choose cotton to make the fabric for backpacks and bags.
7. FABRIC CLEANING AND CARE INSTRUCTIONS
Even though it is a fabric sewn on the inside, if it is not stored and cleaned properly, it will still affect the product. Therefore, based on the main components of each fabric, people will have appropriate cleaning and preservation methods. But in general, you still need to keep a few rules in mind:
- Should wash clothes immediately after sweating a lot to avoid moldy, yellowing.
Do not put the fabric in strong cleaning products such as bleach.
- Avoid drying in damp places as this fabric can also become moldy and produce unpleasant odors.
- Floor mats and helmets should be cleaned periodically to ensure health safety.
- The cloth must be cleaned before it can be stored.
Although there are many types of fabrics on the market, but to talk about the most used fabrics in industries, it is necessary to mention Non-woven fabrics and Needle tattoo fabrics, felt fabrics (felt).
These fabrics are made from polyester fiber and have high strength and safety, so they are used more in medical production, furniture, cars, apparel, etc.
In Vietnam, Thinh Gia Huy Co., Ltd. is a leading company in the field of non-woven fabric production with more than 16 years of operation, 4 factories and many branches across the country.
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