When we hear about synthetic fabrics, the first one that most of us recall is the polyester. This fabric has the following advantages – it is not prone to creases, the color of the garment is maintained longer and is extremely lasting. These three main qualities of the polyester make it the fabric of choice in the production of kids clothing. One of its most widely known characteristics is the fact that it easily charges with static electricity.
The next fabric in the same group is the acryl, which is one of the main imitators of the natural wool. The acryl is soft and light but is not very warm. This fabric is known for its color preservation, compared to all other man-made or natural fabrics. Like the polyester, this fabric also charges with static electricity quite easily.
One of the first synthetic replacements of the silk is the nylon. It is very rarely used as a fabric for clothing production and in kids fashion it is completely absent. But you can see it used in kids toys, tents etc.
The most shiny synthetic fabric is the elastane. This fabric is commonly seen under the name of lycra (which, in fact is a trade mark, that became common name for the fabric). The elastane is widely used in kids fashion due to its elasticity and shininess. It is commonly used in the production of sports garments, leggings, bathing suits, but also in designer models of dresses, skirts etc.
After these series of publications related to the usage of natural, man-made and synthetic fabrics in kids fashion, maybe a lot of you are asking themselves: Which is the best fabric for my child? The truth is that each fabric has its advantages and disadvantages and this is one of the reasons why in clothing production you commonly will see a combination of the three types of fabrics and the idea of the manufacturer is to get the best of all three of them. So if the clothes of your child are not made of 100% wool or 100% cotton this should not be of any concern to you. And remember when you choose clothes for your small child or baby, always read the labels with instructions for storage and maintenance of the garment selected by you!