Types of suit fabrics
Ever hear the expression, “The suit makes the man, or woman.” Well have you wondered what makes a suit? We are going to cover what types of suit fabrics make up those beautiful and elegant suits that business men and other professionals have adorned for years. There are many different fabrics out there so pay close attention and find the right one for you. If you are not sure a general rule of thumb is to go for natural wool fabrics.
Things that fall under this category are wool, linen, silk, cashmere, cotton, polyester and microFibers. These fabrics are all found in nature and are either grown or harvested. That is what classifies them as natural, being that they come from source and are not manufactured. Not being manufactured just means that they are already a fiber and that there is no creation process to turn them into a usable fiber. It does take some work to get these natural fibers into a workable fabric, but it is not the same as creating the fibers themselves.
Wool is the best suiting fabric available today. This is a natural fiber that is harvested from sheep and other animals such as goat (Cashmere and Mohair). It can be a light weight and durable material, but has a high tendency to wrinkle. This is probably one of the most versatile fabrics out there right now. It can be dyed almost any color, holds that color well, and breathes well on top of that.
Ways of Processing Wool Yarns
There are two main ways to process the wools into wool yarns. These are worsted and woolen.