FABRIC JOURNAL

Different Printing Methods

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Nowadays, it is very popular to print images on fabrics. Sublimation, digital printing and conventional printing are the three methods that create this trend, all with different instructions, but with the same uses.
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The Art of Velvet

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Velvet is a soft, luxurious and elegant fabric characterized by a dense pile of evenly cut fibers. It has a wonderful fit and a shiny appearance due to the particularities of its short-haired fibers.

For years, velvet has come to represent the world of fashion accessories and decoration, thanks to the sophisticated feeling it conveys. Velvet is very popular for special occasion clothing as it was initially made from silk.

Nowadays, with the technological evolution of looms, the production costs of velvet have been reduced, making it more affordable, and it is now made from cotton, linen, wool, mohair and synthetic fibers such as viscose, nylon and polyester, which allowed it to be more incorporated into everyday life.

 

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Linen’s Journey

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Linen is a valuable natural fabric that is extracted from the cellulose fibers that grow inside the stems of flax plants. Due to its crystalline structure, linen fibers are extremely strong, which makes linen an extremely strong and durable fabric.

Linen is a very popular fabric among the textile industries because of its freshness and comfort in hot and humid conditions. However, it is a fabric with an extensive production process.

From its cultivation, it will only be ready to be harvested in about a hundred days. Linen grows in a variety of climates, but it thrives in cool, humid environments, requiring little watering or attention throughout this period, growing to about 1 meter in height. The taller the flax plant, the longer the fiber.

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How is silk made?

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Silk is a raw material from nature and can be used in different contexts and functions in the textile universe.

This material is obtained from the silkworm cocoons that are made through a continuous filament of protein, which, when processed into a yarn, gives rise to a unique fabric.

Silk is a very resistant, soft and shiny fabric and, in addition to being a sustainable fabric (because it comes from natural resources), it gives high quality to the clothes produced with it.

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Can a fabric be recycled?

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The life cycle of a garment begins at the origin of the garment’s fabric and continues until the garment is no longer used.

Currently, there is a great concern about extending the life cycle of a garment due to the environmental consequences that the production and waste of fabrics can cause.

Therefore, we can say that it is possible to recycle some biodegradable or synthetic fabrics and that textile recycling consists of the process of recovering fibers, yarns or fabrics. And, through this action, it is still possible to reprocess the fabrics and create new products
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