Fabrics are made of a variety of different things. For instance, some are cultivated from the developments of animals and insects, and some are harvested from plants. As time goes by, hybrids of fabrics have been developed. Now, fully combined their attributes, manufactures make more comfortable, convenient and affordable clothes to users.
Harvest of Cotton
Harvested from plants, cotton grows in many counties. But, cotton is the major crop in China as well as the United States. To harvest cotton, you should prepare three mechanical systems. First, pull the cotton from the burr by using cotton picking machines. Next, remove the seed cotton from its spindles, and drop the seed into a cotton stripping machine to strips and separates it onto a conveyor. Finally, store the cotton in approximately 500 pounds of bales, and store it in modules to protect them from wear and weather.
Cotton yarn can be woven or knitted into fabric. While weaving, users can interlace the yarns to make a solid, sturdy cloth. It can be done by hand or with a machine.
Origin of silk
Silk, a type of protein fiber, woven from materials created by insects like silkworm, caterpillars, bees and wasps, is made from the cocoons of the silkworm. Silk is mainly produced in China, Thailand & India.
Features of silk
Silk fabric is famous for its smooth and shiny appearance and feel. It is very popular as imported goods, for it provides a lot of comfort if you touch it. It is usually used to make lingerie, and it is not a good electrical conductor. What’s more, it has a lower elasticity.
Cotton Silk Blend Fabric
Silk and cotton can be combined to make hybrid fabric like cotton blend, which is lightweight, absorbent and soft. However, it is not as smooth as silk. And cotton lend can be used to make all types of clothing like furniture coverings and linens.