What are the advantages and disadvantages of fiber

Date:Feb 16, 2021

Fiber fabrics


1.Natural fiber

(1) Cashmere

Advantages: light texture, good warmth retention, comfortable to wear, it is a high-end clothing fabric.

(2) Wool

Advantages: good elasticity, not easy to wrinkle, soft color and bright, acid resistant.

Disadvantages: poor elasticity after washing, poor shape retention, not suitable for dry cleaning and wet washing.

1. Sheep wool

Advantages: full and fluffy, soft but not delicate, with good gloss and elasticity, with a rough style.

2. Goat's wool

Advantages: smooth surface, minimal curling, long and thick, with silk-like soft and strong luster, excellent resilience, abrasion resistance and high strength, it is a woven jacquard blanket, plush, woolen coat, artificial fur Ideal raw material for high-end fabrics.


Alpaca fiber has more than 17 natural colors: from white to black, and a series of different shades of brown and gray. It is the most abundant natural color fiber among special animal fibers. The "Albaca" we see in the market refers to alpaca wool; while "Suli" is a kind of alpaca wool and mostly refers to adult alpaca wool.

Advantages: longer fiber, beautiful color, better thermal performance than wool, cashmere and mohair.

In addition, "beibei" is often referred to as alpaca baby hair, which is relatively thin and soft in fiber. The alpaca fabric feels slippery and has excellent warmth retention.

Mohair, on the other hand, refers to Angora goat hair, which is mainly produced in South Africa. It is characterized by thicker fibers, small curls and good luster. Mohair fabric feels smooth and smooth, and the surface is shiny. Mohair is as short and smooth as alpaca fabric.

2.Chemical Fiber

3.synthetic fiber

Chemical Fiber

1. Regenerated cellulose fiber

Advantages: moisture absorption, breathability, soft hand feel, comfortable to wear, silk effect, bright color, full color spectrum, good gloss, easy to wrinkle, not stiff, easy to shrink.

2. Polyester

Advantages: The fabric is stiff, wrinkle-resistant, strong, wear-resistant, poor moisture absorption, easy to wash and dry, not moth-eaten, not moldy, easy to store, for improvement, natural fiber, regenerated cellulose, fiber blending are added.

Disadvantages: poor ventilation, uncomfortable wearing, easy to absorb dust, easy to fluff and pilling.


Advantages: elasticity and fluffy similar to wool, high strength, shape retention, crisp appearance, warmth and light resistance.

Disadvantages: poor moisture absorption, poor comfort, improved after blending.

4. Acrylic

Advantages: light weight, fluffy, curly and soft, resembling wool, and its resilience is slightly worse than wool. The fabric is slippery than cotton.

Disadvantages: Not as soft as cotton cloth.

5. Spandex

Advantages: good elasticity, large stretchability, comfortable wearing, acid and alkali resistance, abrasion resistance, low strength, and no moisture absorption.

Disadvantages: poor moisture absorption; spandex is usually not used alone, but blended with other fabrics; poor heat resistance.

6. Vinylon

Advantages: good strength, moisture absorption, not afraid of mildew, not heat resistant, easy to shrink, easy to wrinkle, strong and durable.

Disadvantages: poor hot water resistance, shrinkage and deformation when exposed to heat in wet state, and the dyeing is not bright.

7. Polypropylene

Advantages: good strength, flexibility, abrasion resistance, no moisture absorption, heat resistance, wide appearance, stable size.

Disadvantages: poor moisture absorption, poor light resistance, and not high temperature resistance.