Fabric Research Assignment
Desarae Essex & Amie Edmond
November 15, 2012
Textiles – FASH 1002
The fabric we chose to do this assignment on is Poly Rayon Blend. This specific fabric will not pill or cling, resists wrinkles and has a great drape, stretch and recovery. It is a very stable fabric that is easy to cut, sew and holds a press. The blended content allows the fabric to have the comfortable properties of a rayon fabric and the durability and wrinkle resistance of polyester. Rayon is a “Man-Made Fiber”. Rayon is highly absorbent, soft, comfortable and drapable. Some Rayons wrinkle easily and become weak when wet. Trademark uses of Rayon are blouses, dresses, coats, suits, and lingerie. It is found in a range of woven and non-woven apparel and is also in home furnishing fabrics. To care for this fiber, follow care label instructions precisely. Some Rayons may need to be dry cleaned and some are washable but do not wring or twist. Drip dry and press on wrong side while damp. Polyester is also a “Man-Made Fiber”. Polyester is strong and resists wrinkling, abrasion, shrinkage, stretching and mildew. It collects static electricity, sensitive to heat, absorbs and holds body oils and may pill. It also has superior wash and wear performance. Trademark uses of Polyester are blouses, shirts, dresses, children’s wear, lingerie, slacks and suits. It is found in a range of woven and knitted fabrics and is also found in blends with natural and other man-made fibers. To care for this fiber, machine wash and dry at medium to low temperatures. Hang promptly and press only if necessary. Use fabric softener to reduce static cling. When planning a Polyester/Rayon blend it is important to not only consider the type of Rayon component but also the Polyester type. Factors to be taken into consideration are fiber processing, physical yarn properties and...
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