The softest, coziest fabric that we use in our Essentials Hoodies is called Merino wool. This luxurious yarn is made using the finest merino sheep wool, whose fluffy fibers have natural insulating properties. Originally bred in Australia, merinos live outdoors and are known for their high melting point (making them great for a chilly winter). Merino sheep can be found on the slopes of Mount Kosciuszko and across an extensive range of mountainous areas such as New Zealand.
Merino wool comes in various colors and can be found in lighter hues of white, brown, and gray. Merino sheep are also known for their outstanding resistance to mildew and mold. Their diet consists of a diet rich in grasses, clover, and water.
Essentials Hoodies are also made from 100% acrylic. Although not as warm as merino wool, these hoodies are great for gym and everyday wear. The soft feel of the fabric makes them great for lounging or wearing on a cool day. Acrylic is also an easy-care fabric that does not wrinkle if left out overnight, so it can be worn right out of the dryer without any trouble.
Next, we have our cotton chenille sweaters. Chenille is a soft fabric that is great for babies, toddlers, and children’s clothing. Chenille sweaters are soft and warm and are excellent for cooler summer days.
Our 100% cotton jersey hoodies are excellent for the gym or everyday use. These hoodies also do not wrinkle after washing, making them an excellent choice for everyday wear. The price point of our cotton jerseys makes them perfect for wardrobe staples.
Properties of Different Fibers Used in Hoodies:
Cotton is a natural fiber that’s soft and breathable. It also washes very well. This makes it perfect for use in the many different types of clothing that require a lot of wear, including underwear, beach clothing, and socks. The downside to this type of fabric is that it creases easily and doesn’t hold up well in high heat or humidity.
Cotton / Polyester Blend
When cotton and polyester are blended together in equal amounts, the benefits and drawbacks of each material is cancelled out by the other. You get a soft, breathable fabric that can be worn in many different climates without compromise. The downside to blends made with these fibers is that they tend to pill or ball. To avoid this problem, it’s important to wash your fabric before cutting into clothing, as even small fibers can cause issues with pilling later on.
65% Polyester, 35% Cotton Blend
Blends with these percentages of cotton and polyester tend to hold up better in high heat and humidity and are more resistant to wrinkles. These fibers also resist wrinkling better than their 100% cotton counterparts. This is because they are a finer fiber, which makes the fabric more durable.
65% Polyester, 35% Viscose Blend
This blend is similar to a 65/35 blend of cotton and polyester, but it’s made with viscose instead of cotton. It’s considered to be more suitable for colder climates and is often used in underwear and socks.
Other Types of Fibers Used in Hoodies:
It’s important to use the correct type of fabric that will work best for the type of garment you’re making. This can be hard to determine without a preference for one particular material over another.