List of Fabrics Used in Knit Garments Manufacturing
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In readymade garments sector, knit or knitted fabrics is used for manufacturing the knitted garments such as polo shirt, T-shirt, Sweat shirt, sportswear, swim wear, sweater, under garments, children’s wear etc. It should be noted here that, properties of each knit garments are influenced by the construction, specification and properties of knit fabrics used in the knit garments. In the past we have discussed about the different types of fabrics used in woven shirt manufacturing but today we will discuss about various types of fabrics which are considerably used in knit garments manufacturing.
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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 in the below:
1. Weft knitted fabrics:
Weft knitted fabrics is characterized by a series of horizontal loops formed by horizontally running threads and binds with previously formed series of loops of the same thread. This types of fabrics is mostly used in knit garments manufacturing.
2. Warp knitted fabrics:
In case of weft knitted fabrics, structural threads of the fabric is run along with the length of the fabric which is approximately parallel with the fabric selvedge. Here, one horizontal row of loops or course is made from many threads and in this way warp knitted fabric is formed. This types of fabrics is not widely used in knit garments as weft knitted fabrics.
3. Crochet fabrics:
In case of crochet fabrics, construction is completely different with warp and weft knitted fabrics. Here, one thread is used which chains upon itself and cross-link are formed with 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 in 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.