What is the difference between imitation cashmere and cashmere?
1. Imitation cashmere meaning
This is a functional fabric, which is 100% Acrylic (100% acrylic) and feels similar to cashmere after it is made, so it is called imitation cashmere. It is made of acrylic fiber through a special process, so that acrylic fiber has the smooth, soft and elastic feel of natural cashmere, and at the same time has the excellent dyeing performance of acrylic fiber, it is called imitation cashmere.
Second, the difference between imitation cashmere and cashmere
1. Imitation cashmere has brighter and richer colors than cashmere, and the visual effect is dazzling; while the color of cashmere is relatively natural and soft, and has the unique beauty of animal fibers.
2. Imitation cashmere is a chemical fiber product. The fiber is straight and slender without any curl, while the cashmere fiber has obvious curl.
3. The imitation cashmere fabric has poor hygroscopicity, so it is easy to generate static electricity during wearing. The breathability is also poor, so the warmth retention is much worse than that of cashmere.
The unique air layer of cashmere fiber can absorb moisture and provide excellent comfort and warmth, which is unmatched by the best polyester fabrics.
Wearing pure cashmere next to the body immediately feels the fusion of the fabric and the body, and has an obvious skin-friendly feeling, which is called a comfortable one!
4. After the imitation cashmere is burned, the chemical fiber particles are formed into a group and the twist is not rotten, which is obviously displayed. And when the cashmere is burnt, you can smell the smell of burnt head, and the ashes after burning will turn into fine ashes when touched lightly.
5. Although it is not as good as cashmere, the strength of imitation cashmere is much higher than that of cashmere, and it has similar elasticity and fluffy curling feeling as cashmere, as well as excellent drape effect, so the feel and appearance can also reach the same level as cashmere.
And the price and cashmere ratio have a huge advantage (generally the price of imitation cashmere yarn is about 40/KG), so it can be mass-produced, usually made into scarves, shawls, coats and dresses.
3. What are the disadvantages of imitation cashmere? Will it pilling?
Disadvantages: poor material, poor mechanical strength; troublesome when washing, easy to shrink.
will ball. In the actual wearing and washing process of cashmere-like knitwear, it is constantly subjected to friction, and the fiber ends on the surface will be exposed, showing a lot of plush on the surface, that is, "fluffing". If these hairs do not fall off in time during continuous wearing, they will be entangled with each other and rubbed into many spherical particles, which are usually called "pilling".