List of Fabrics Used in Knit Garments Manufacturing
List of Fabrics Used in Knit Garments Manufacturing:
In the readymade garments sector, knit or knitted fabrics are used for manufacturing the knitted garments such as polo shirts, T-shirts, Sweatshirts, sportswear, swimwear, sweater, undergarments, children’s wear, etc. It should be noted here that, properties of each knit garment are influenced by the construction, specification, and properties of knit fabrics used in the knit garments. In the past, we have discussed the different types of fabrics used in woven shirt manufacturing but today we will discuss various types of fabrics that are considerably used in knit garments manufacturing.
Classifications of Knit Fabric:
Basically knit fabrics are three types, those are-
- Weft knitted fabrics,
- Warp knitted fabrics,
- Crochet fabrics.
All the above three types have discussed below:
1. Weft knitted fabrics:
Weft knitted fabrics are characterized by a series of horizontal loops formed by horizontally running threads and binds with a previously formed series of loops of the same thread. This type of fabric is mostly used in knit clothing manufacturing.
2. Warp knitted fabrics:
In the case of weft knitted fabrics, structural threads of the fabric are run along with the length of the fabric which is approximately parallel with the fabric selvage. Here, one horizontal row of loops or course is made from many threads, and in this way warp, knitted fabric is formed. This type of fabric is not widely used in knit garments as weft knitted fabrics.
3. Crochet fabrics:
In the case of crochet fabrics, construction is completely different from warp and weft knitted fabrics. Here, one thread is used which chains upon itself, and cross-link are formed with a previously formed chain to produce crochet fabrics.
Types of Fabric Used in Knit Garments Manufacturing:
There are different types of knitted fabrics, which are vastly used in T-Shirt or polo shirt manufacturing has mentioned the below with correct fabric image.
- 100% cotton single jersey fabrics
- Lycra or spandex single jersey fabrics,
- Slub single jersey fabrics,
- Burn out single jersey fabrics,
- Grey melange fabrics,
- Grey melange slub fabrics,
- 100% cotton double jersey fabrics,
- Fleece fabrics,
- French terry fabrics,
- French terry slub fabrics,
- French terry fabrics (inside brushed),
- Design terry fabrics,
- Micro or baby terry fabrics,
- Pique fabrics,
- Pique slub fabrics,
- Lacoste fabrics,
- 1×1 Rib fabrics,
- 2×1 Rib fabrics,
- Sequence fabrics.