In the modern world, the range of children’s school clothes is quite wide. Not every school has a strict uniform, but all schools try to choose a common style.
Pants, vests, jackets — for boys, dresses, sundresses and skirts — for girls. But, despite the different school uniforms, white blouses and shirts are indispensable items of clothing in any school.
But how to choose the best school clothes from all the abundance, and not to spend a lot of money at the same time? Let’s see how the properties of the fabric differ, and then you can choose a model not only by design, but also with ideal properties for you.
Usually blouses are sewn from cotton, polyester or mixed fabrics of different percentages. Both polyester and cotton are among the most sought after materials. Both differ in excellent appearance and enviable characteristics. Only in this case one is synthetic, and the other is of natural origin. Which material is better and what is the difference between them? Read on.
Polyester: features, properties
When choosing the right fabric, most consumers prefer only natural options, avoiding materials such as polyester, but in vain. This fabric is not only practical, but also safe, aesthetic appearance, perfectly smooth surface and affordable price. By the way, if there is an inscription on the label informing you that you have 100% polyester in front of you, this does not mean that the fabric should be strictly of the same type and properties. It all depends on several factors. Among the most significant are the shape of the fibers used in the production process, the type of weave of the obtained threads and the chemical composition of the raw materials. Polyester is the result of the processing of petrochemical products.
The process of creating fabric is the following technology:
- Removal of substances needed to create polyester from oil;
- Obtaining polystyrene from the «extracted» components of the oil product;
- Synthesizing polyester;
- Creation of fibers by melting/cooling the resulting polymer;
Weaving threads to create a finished canvas. Polyester is not always sold by manufacturers in its pure form. Sometimes natural materials are added to it, such as cotton, for example. This is done to obtain a fabric that is not inferior in its properties to a synthetic alternative, but has external characteristics that are more suitable for a particular case. That is why polyester can be as thin as lace, as warm as wool, as dense as knitwear, etc.
Cotton: features, properties
Cotton has been known to the world for more than one century, although it began to be used as the basis for the manufacture of clothing and textile household products not so long ago — only in the 19th century. The fabric in question is of completely natural origin: the raw material for the manufacture of cotton is obtained from the fruits of a plant called cotton. The quality of the final product largely depends on the length of the fibers used (the longer they are, the better the finished cotton will be). It can be «clean» and with the addition of artificial fibers: acetate, viscose, polyester.
There are several varieties of cotton, depending on the method of finishing it, which directly affects the appearance of the product:
- Severe — a cotton canvas that does not have a finish. Such material has a characteristic gray tint and a rough texture;
- Bleached — a canvas that is white in color, but still has a rough texture;
- Plain-dyed — the fabric is bleached and dyed;
- Multicolored — a dyed fabric on which a pattern is applied;
- Melange — cotton, which is obtained by interweaving threads of several colors at once. The result is an unusual print — ideal for creating ethnic clothing;
- With a printed pattern — a pattern is applied to an already finished fabric by printing.
And if we combine these types of fabric, we get cotton-polyester, which includes the best qualities of the above materials.
Benefits of blending
- Increased wear resistance due to improved density.
- Resistance to ultraviolet rays.
- Rapid evaporation of moisture, coupled with the ability to repel it.
- They don’t lose their shape.
- Do not wrinkle even with active wear.
- Easy to care for — do not require intensive washing.
- Low price.
- Ease of ironing.
- Breathability — do not create a greenhouse effect.
- Ability to maintain temperature balance.
- Resistant to color loss.
This material has all these important properties, and if you choose clothes made of cotton and polyester, it will serve you with high quality and long service, and you will not have to regret your choice.
Buy only high-quality children’s clothing!