How do I choose a chemical fibre when making a clothing?

Comparison of the various characteristics of chemical and synthetic fibres in garment fabrics

Properties/Fiber Polyester Nylon Acrylic Vinylon Polypropylene Spandex Chlorofiber Rayon Acetate Tencel
Production Process Polyethylene Terephthalate Fiber Polyamide Fiber Polyacrylonitrile Fiber Polyvinyl Alcohol Fiber Polypropylene Fiber Polyurethane Fiber Polyvinyl Chloride Fiber Regenerated Cellulose Acetate Fiber Lyocell Fiber
Appearance & Feel Imitates wool, linen, silk Strong, elastic, durable Synthetic wool, fluffy and soft Bright white, soft like cotton Lightweight, relatively warm Highly elastic, soft Plastic feel, rigid Silky, soft, drapes well Silky, luxurious Silky, smooth, breathable
Abrasion Resistance Good Excellent Good Moderate High Good Good Moderate Moderate Moderate
Moisture Absorption Poor Good Poor Good Almost none Poor Low Moderate Moderate High
Heat Resistance Excellent Moderate Good Moderate Moderate Good Moderate Poor Moderate Good
Light Fastness Good Moderate Good Moderate Moderate Good Moderate Moderate Moderate Excellent
Application Areas Clothing, decoration, industry Socks, underwear, sportswear Wool-like fabrics, underwear Low-grade workwear, canvas Socks, mosquito nets, medical Elastic fabrics, sportswear Underwear, blankets, industrial fabrics Shirts, dresses, linings Linings, eveningwear Apparel, home textiles


1. Polyester

Characteristics: polyester has high strength, wear-resistant, not easy to wrinkle and other characteristics, is the production of clothing fabrics ideal choice. Its fast drying after washing, good shape-keeping properties make polyester fabrics in the production of clothing with a “wash and wear” convenience.
Uses: Widely used in the production of apparel fabrics, manufacturing a variety of textiles, maintaining a dominant position in the garment fabrics.

2. Nylon

Characteristics: Nylon is the first choice for making durable clothing fabrics, as it has the highest abrasion resistance. Its good elasticity, moisture absorption and comfort, so that nylon fabrics in the underwear, sweatshirts and other apparel has a wide range of applications.
Uses: Mainly used in the production of underwear, sports shirts and other garment fabrics that require wear resistance and elasticity.

3. Acrylic

Characteristics: Acrylic because of its “synthetic wool” characteristics, suitable for making warmer clothing fabrics. Its excellent sunlight resistance and weather resistance make Acrylic fibre have unique advantages in the production of wool, wool and other clothing fabrics.
Uses: Mainly used in the production of winter clothing, such as wool, woolen thread and so on.

4. Viren

Characteristics: As a “synthetic cotton”, Vilene has good moisture absorption and is suitable for making lightweight and comfortable clothing fabrics. Its abrasion resistance and price advantage, so that the Velen has a wide range of applications in the production of low-grade work clothes and other apparel fabrics.
Uses: Blended with cotton, mainly used in the production of low-grade work clothes, canvas and so on.

5. Polypropylene

Characteristics: Polypropylene is the lightest fibre, suitable for making light clothing fabrics. Its fast-drying, quite cool characteristics, so that polypropylene fabrics in the production of summer clothing, outdoor clothing and other advantages.
Uses: Used to make summer clothing, outdoor clothing, socks and so on.

6. Spandex

Characteristics: Spandex, as the best elastic fibre, is the first choice for making tight-fitting and elastic clothing fabrics. Its comfortable to wear, acid, alkali, abrasive properties, making spandex in the underwear, sportswear and other fields have a wide range of applications.
Uses: Used for making tight-fitting underwear, sportswear, bandages, etc.

7. Rayon

Raw material: usually use natural cellulose as raw material, through chemical treatment and spinning processing.
Characteristics: with the appearance and feel of natural fibres, soft, good moisture absorption, suitable for making comfortable clothing.
Uses: Mainly used in fashion clothing and home textiles.

8. Acetate fibre

Raw material: mainly based on cellulose, made by acetic acid treatment and spinning.
Characteristics: It has the appearance of natural fibre, soft, good moisture absorption, suitable for summer clothing.
Uses: Commonly used in summer clothing and home textiles.


9. Tencel

clothing fabric

Raw material: natural cellulose, made by special process, with silk-like luster and feel.
Characteristics: with the appearance of silk, lustre, soft, suitable for the production of high-grade women’s clothing.
Uses: Mainly used in the production of high-grade clothing, such as evening dresses, wedding dresses and so on.