Today, there are many fabrics that can be chosen in clothing for children. Clothing may be either natural or synthetic. When you choose clothing made from natural materials, the clothing will have beneficial qualities that affect the wearer’s level of comfort. For children, clothing made from natural materials is a great choice.
Most clothing that is made from natural fibers or fabrics will have a woven appearance. In addition, wools and other natural woven fibers can be processed to give it a matted appearance. Most synthetic fabrics can be identified by their cut edges. Natural fabrics fray when cut. If a fabric does not fray at its edges when cut or inspected at the seams, it is probably a synthetic or synthetic blend fabric. Synthetic materials are added to natural fibers to create a synthetic blend material.
The difference between natural fibers and fabrics is simple. Natural fibers are the threads that are woven to create a fabric. The weave may be loose or tight. One type of natural fiber may be used to create different styles of fabrics.
For children, the best fiber sources are vegetable and animal based. The different fibers that are used to create vegetable or animal source fabrics include cotton, flax or linen, hemp, jute, ramie, silk, sisal and wool fabric types. Leather, patent leather and suede are made from processed animal skins. Fur products are processed animal skin with the fur still on the skin. Animal based fibers (hairs) are used to create fabrics such as angora, cashmere, wool and mohair.
The different types of fabrics manufactured from natural fibers include broadcloth, jean type material, chino, camoflage, shirting, specialty dress fabrics, knit fabrics, velvet, velveteen, corduroy, satin, brocade and tapestry. Many specialty fabrics with a variety of qualities can be created from natural fabrics.
Natural fabrics can be further categorized as vegan or non-vegan. Vegan consumer choices involve choosing only vegetable based products. If you want to use only vegetable based fabrics, avoid any animal based materials and fibers.