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Should We Choose Cotton Hoodies or Polyester?

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If you think that polyester fiber and other synthetic fiber materials are as useful for clothing as natural fibers, please read on and allow me to give reasons.

First, as a Cotton Blend Hoodies Manufacturer, let us talk about the origin of fiber.

What exactly is polyester?

This is the technical definition:

Polyester is a synthetic polymer made from purified terephthalic acid (PTA) or its dimethyl ester, dimethyl terephthalate (DMT) and monoethylene glycol (MEG). Polyester is made through chemical reactions involving coal, petroleum, air and water. Petroleum by-products, alcohol and carboxylic acid are mixed to form compounds called monomers or "esters." This reaction is called polymerization. To translate it into simple English, Polyester is a petroleum-based plastic that has been extruded into very thin long threads and then made into fabric. Don't worry too much, polyester is just plastic, just like a soda bottle.

Don't get me wrong now, polyester is a very useful material with many outstanding applications. It is sturdy, can be made into windproof and waterproof materials, is not easy to get dirty or wrinkled, and is cheap. Polyester is very suitable for outdoor clothing such as tents, windbreakers and overcoats. Basically, it allows us to take advantage of the strength and flexibility of plastic in fabric form. However, like everyday wear, this is not a good choice to stick to the skin because it lacks breathability, softness and comfort, which can only come from natural fibers.

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Where does cotton come from?

Cotton fiber comes from cotton plants. Specifically, they grow from the seed coat-cotton is a soft and fluffy fiber that grows around cotton tree seeds in cotton bolls or protective covers.

These cotton wool balls are picked from the factory and packed into big bales, and then shipped to the fabric factory. Carding and carding are performed there to remove impurities and align the fibers in one direction, thereby producing roving. Next is spinning: the roving is pulled out, twisted into yarn, and then wound onto a bobbin. The yarn is then made into fabric. This is all about cotton production-no complicated chemical formulas or reactions, just spun into fluffy plant seeds and woven into fabrics.

Fabric characteristics: feel

Cotton is soft and breathable, making it the softest fabric there. This is why baby clothes are made of 100% cotton, which is the softest thing you can have next to your skin. Breathable because the cotton fiber itself is fluffy and breathable, the air in the air passes through the fiber itself, not just between the lines. This is why cotton has excellent temperature regulation and moisture wicking properties, it will keep you comfortable and dry.

On the other hand, polyester and other synthetic materials are not breathable because the thread is basically plastic. The polyester fiber made into a thin fabric feels soft and flexible, but this is the softness of plastic bags. This impermeable quality makes polyester an excellent choice for umbrellas, raincoats and windbreakers, but it is not something you want to cling to your skin. To make matters worse, polyester fiber not only makes you sweat, but also traps peculiar smells, and it does emit a bad smell. Polyester Hoodie vs Cotton Hoodie, obviously, cotton hoodie is better.

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