It wouldn’t make sense spending money on school uniform fabric that doesn’t even make it to next month, right?
That’s why it’s important to choose fabric for a school uniform that not only stands out but also proves itself of high-quality, comfortable, durable, and above all, low-cost.
So the question arises on how to do it. I know it’s not an easy job to find the best one, especially when you’ve to keep comfort, fit, stain- resistance, and durability the prominent factors.
How to choose the best fabric?
We’ve got the answer.
To make the selection as easy as ABC, I going to write about different types of fabrics, so you can make your own mind based on the pros and cons.
So grab yourself a hot cup of coffee (or whatever you prefer) and keep reading. I’m sure you’ll choose the best fabric for your school uniform.
- Blend Of Cotton And Polyester Fabric
- Blend Of Viscose And Polyester Fabric
Do you know what people commonly prefer when it comes to choosing fabric for school uniforms? It’s a blend of cotton and polyester. The question is why cotton and polyester? Because they are comfortable and extremely durable. Yeah, that’s the best thing about both of them.
The qualities don’t end here; a perfect blend of these two makes it pretty much easy to wash them. Unlike other fabrics, there are fewer chances of wrinkle and losing color when washed. It means your uniform looks new and sophisticated every time you wear it. Plus, it makes them amazingly comfortable. Thus, making it easier to carry out school activities even if it’s hot out there.
Some people might prefer pure cotton too. But the difference between these two is pure cotton uniform costs a little more than cotton/polyester blend uniform.
If you’re low on budget, yet thinking of a uniform that is comfortable enough, polyester and Viscose sounds a perfect combination.
Never head of Viscose?
Okay, it’s a fiber (man-made), which is an excellent substitute for cotton. With the durability of polyester and comfort of Viscose, it proves to be an excellent option. Plus, it’s a breeze to dry it. That’s what makes it so unique. Breathability and sweat-observing properties are yet another things to admire about this fabric.
In short, it’s a good option when it comes to choosing a comfortable and breathable uniform in low production costs.
As we all know, Polyester is considered as among the most durable and strong fibers. You didn’t know? Congrats! Now you know. The reason why it finds its place in the list is that it’s highly versatile and offers incredible resistance to chemicals.
It not only dries out the moisture out the fabric but is exceptionally resistant to water. The reason why it comes in handy is that it wicks away all the moisture in harsh weather conditions quite fast.
But the question is, does it come with any cons?
Yes, it does.
Let’s have a look where it’s not up to par with high-end fabrics:
- Not a suitable fabric when it comes to breathability
- Not good for sensitive skins
- Cleaning could be a bit difficult
With an incredible ability of moister control, pure cotton is an ideal choice for school uniforms. It’s so light and offers excellent comfort for students.
In addition, it can withstand high temperatures, detergents, and even bleach. Wow, it seems an excellent fabric to go with.
Okay, so does it come with any drawbacks?
Yes, let’s have a look!
- Less durable when compared to other fabrics
- Poor elastic properties
Lighter, stronger, nylon is a fiber material that comes with exceptional qualities such as higher elasticity and abrasion resistance. When it comes to softness, it’s less soft than cotton. However, it’s a perfect fabric in terms of sturdiness and durability. It remains in excellent shape even after consistent usage. Lastly, it won’t shrink as it stands out to be highly durable.
The only downside could be that it may lead to skin irritation as it’s made artificially.
Also known as ‘Dacron’ or ‘Terylene,’ Polyethylene Terephthalate is actually a type of polyester fiber that is known for its high durability and elasticity. In addition, it dries quickly and is easy to clean. Though it’s not as breathable as other natural fibers such as cotton, it’s an excellent synthetic fiber in terms of abrasion and tensile strength.
Ever thought of trying out wool as uniforms uniform?
Firstly, it’s a natural fabric. Secondly, it’s warm and soft, proving the best in colder weather conditions. Plus, it’s doesn’t get stains quickly. The reason why it’s not commonly used as a school uniform brings irritation to the sensitive skin of the children. Bleach and regular washing can also damage it. However, it comes in handy when used in combination with polyester.
I hope the above list makes it a breeze to make up your mind about choosing fabric for school uniforms. Read all the fabrics carefully and then decide on something that suits you best. Best of luck!
Our team at school uniform manufacturers (Part of Buzz uniforms) understand each fabric deeply and accordingly suggest schools which best suits them as per the choice and climatic condition.