What are knitted cotton and washed cotton
Knitted cotton is a special type of cotton fabric woven using a knitting machine. It is a cloth woven using a circular machine. By weaving ordinary cotton fabric into knitted cotton through a circular machine, a new type of fabric is produced. But in essence, knitted cotton is still cotton, only using textile technology. Therefore, the appearance of knitted cotton is very similar to that of cotton, and it also has the advantages of strong water absorption, softness, and a snug fit. Knitted cotton can be divided into warp biased knitted cotton and weft biased knitted cotton in the market.
Knitted cotton is characterized by good dyeability, high color brightness and fastness, and its comfort and moisture absorption are very close to those of pure cotton. The disadvantage is that it is not acid resistant and has poor elasticity.
Water washed cotton is a fabric that has been washed with high temperature water before production. Water washed cotton can be divided into natural cotton and chemical fiber fabrics. Natural cotton has good comfort, soft feel, and strong sweat absorption. Chemical fiber fabrics are mainly made of polyester, with good thermal insulation, and are environmentally friendly and non-toxic.
According to the moisture regain rate, in the south, due to the high moisture regain rate of animals and plants, it is easy to absorb moisture, causing users to suffer from rheumatism, and is not suitable for filling with thermal insulation materials such as clothing sandwich cloth. Before using special fibers, it is usually filled with cotton, wool, and silk. However, due to the high moisture regain, the thermal insulation performance of this material will rapidly decline after use. In addition, due to their respective characteristics, the warmth retention of textiles will also be affected. Polyester fibers help solve this problem. The moisture regain of polyester is smaller than that of other thermal materials, so it is not easy to change with use time and environment. In 1993, a limited company developed a water washed polyester cotton called water washed polyester cotton, which has been available on the market since then.
Which is better, knitted cotton or washed cotton
Knitted cotton and washed cotton are commonly used fabrics by modern people, so which is better, knitted cotton or washed cotton?
1. The raw materials are different.
Water washed cotton is made from cotton cloth, while the main raw materials for knitted cotton are natural fibers such as cotton, hemp, and wool, but there are also chemical fibers such as nylon, acrylic, and polyester.
2. The surface gloss and tactility of the fabric vary.
After special treatment, the surface gloss of the washed cotton fabric becomes softer, reflecting a slightly wrinkled feel of old material. And the surface will also have a uniform layer of plush attached, making it softer to the touch. Due to the rich variety of raw materials, knitted cotton has a wide variety of colors, and its appearance is more colorful and prominent, making it more elastic.
3. Different characteristics.
Water washed cotton is not easy to deform and wrinkle, has good tensile strength, high density, and good thermal insulation performance. Knitted cotton has good elasticity, moisture absorption and breathability, and is comfortable and warm.