Hello, I’m Daisuke, the editor of ApparelX News.
In this article, I would like to introduce yarn used for lining.
There are different types of raw materials such as silk yarn, cotton yarn, wool yarn, and synthetic fiber.
These materials are spun together to produce a single thread.
There are two main types of yarn: filament yarn and spun yarn, so let me explain these two types.
A continuous length of fiber is called a filament.
Filament yarn is made by twisting long fibers into a single thread.
The characteristic of filament yarn is its luster and strength even though it is thin.
Short fiber such as cotton’s are called staple fibers, and spun yarns are made by gathering short fibers and spinning them.
There are other raw materials such as wool yarn and hemp yarn.
Unlike filament yarns, spun yarns have a fluffy texture and are soft and comfortable to use.
Spinning is the process of making yarn from natural fibers such as hemp, wool, and cotton.
Since these materials are short, they are twisted and stretched to make one long thread.
For lining, the thickness of the yarn is often used to indicate the characteristics of the product, such as 70D (denier).
The larger the count, the thicker the fabric.
In Japan, denier is also used for stockings. Sometimes people make the mistake of using cotton yarn, woolen yarn, or sewing machine yarn, but the larger the yarn count, the thinner the fabric. The higher the yarn count, the thinner the fabric.
I would like to introduce yarn count and spinning in detail next time.
There are many types of linings depending on the material, thread and weaving method. If you have any questions about lining selection, please contact us.