Together with the cotton, the most well known fabric to the humanity is the wool and the warmest fabrics are made of it. It is good to know that when your are selecting woolen clothes for your child, you must check if the garment is well treated because if it is not, it can cause skin irritation and rushes. The wool is characterized with difficult liquid absorption and drying, but this is the fabric that is going to provide the best warming for your precious little one during the cold winter months.
Cashmere (goats’ wool) is finer, softer, stronger and lighter fabric. As a contrast to the ordinary wool, the cashmere is thinner and lighter, which makes it the fabric of choice for some parents. The cashmere is washed at lower temperature and in order to avoid its stretching, you have to put it to dry horizontally. Sometimes it is possible for small balls to form on the garment itself.
Talking about light and nice natural fabrics, we must also mention silk and satin (which, in fact is silk, weaved in more specific way). As many of you might know, the silk is produced by small silkworms. Its characteristic features are its stremght and optimal fineness. The silk has zero elasticity and is very smooth. Remember – the natural silk does not generate static electricity. How to make a difference between silk and satin? The satin is shiny only on its front part and its back part is soft and fluffy. In many cases, the satin is mixed with synthetic materials, like nylon and polyester, but still it is offered as pure satin! Of course, during the years, an artificial replacement of the silk was created – the viscose. The viscose is created by natural cellulose threads, that were additionally treated, in the same way as the synthetic fabrics. The viscose is apparently more shiny, compared to the natural silk. The viscose can serve as a replacement not only for silk, but also for cotton and wool. Its advantage is its softness and good absorption characteristics. Remember, when choosing clothes for your child from man-made or natural fabrics, always pay attention to the fabric itself and the way it is treated.