What Kinds of Fabric Features enable Clothes become Comfortable to Wear?

Last updated on March 10th, 2024 at 12:22 am

We don’t wear the same dress throughout all the seasons. Fashion designers design clothing products, and dressmakers produce dresses according to consumer demand. We prefer T-Shirt during the summer season, and during the winter season, we prefer outerwear. Cotton products are the best in the summer, and woolen products are preferable for winter.

What Kinds of Fabric Features enable Clothes to become Comfortable to Wear?

As for what fabrics are comfortable to wear, it cannot be generalized. The comfort of clothing fabrics is mainly determined by the following several aspects.

Moisture Permeability

No matter which season is spring, summer, autumn, or winter, it is not a pleasant thing to wear a piece of air-impermeable and moisture-impermeable clothing, because the air-permeable and moisture-permeable fabric cannot be emitted to the outside air due to the sweat emitted by the human body. You feel sweltering, and the sweat left on your skin can cause skin diseases such as eczema, which is very bad for your health. In this regard, natural fabrics such as silk, cotton, linen, and wool are better than polyester, acrylic, and nylon chemical fiber fabrics, and are better than recycled fibers such as tencel, ice silk, acetate, and copper ammonia silk.

Moisture Permeability

But how manufacturers or clothing brands ensure the moisture permeability of fabric is met to certain performance, so the garments made from the fabric is suitable to wear in? the answer is by testing, most of the big brands will have their own textile testing labs, where you can find some precise instruments are there, like for testing moisture or permeability, the lab operators will use the moisture management tester to check the moisture management properties of the fabric.

Moisture Permeability


No matter what kind of fabric, if it is very piercing and unfriendly to the skin, it must be very uncomfortable. In terms of skin-friendliness, silk clothing is definitely the best. Silk mulberry silk is not only soft and smooth, but also rich in amino acids that are good for the human body. Cashmere and alpaca are also very skin-friendly. Both are very soft and have no irritation to the skin.


Moreover, alpaca hair does not contain oil and is generally not dyed. It is more beneficial to human health. It can be said that cashmere or alpaca Wool is the first choice for winter tights. Next is cotton and some artificial regenerated fibers, mainly from Modal, Tencel, copper ammonia silk, acetate fabrics, viscose fibers, etc. Although these fabrics are artificial fibers, compared to chemical fibers, their skin-friendly properties are still pretty good. Because hemp is relatively rough, skin-friendly is generally not very good.

Windproof and Warm

Windproof and warmth is the most basic requirement for clothing. Especially in the cold winter conditions, a piece of clothing with good thermal insulation will feel particularly comfortable on the body. The warmth of clothing is mainly determined by the amount of stationary air that can be fixed around the fabric. The more stationary air is fixed, the warmer the fabric is.

Windproof and Warm

In natural fabrics, because cashmere and alpaca are hollow, and the fibers are light, they can absorb air around them, so they have the best heat retention. Wool is second only to cashmere and alpaca. Among them, Mohair and merino wool have the best performance, while domestic wool is relatively inferior. In addition, fur clothing is also very windproof and warm. Among them, mink fur is the best. Fox fur, rabbit hair, and wool are relatively inferior. Of course, the fur here refers to the fur type. If it is in the past two years, composite furs such as sheep shearing, or granular wool have not been warm enough.

Cool Feeling

Summer clothing is very particular about the coolness of the fabric. Under high temperature conditions, wearing some fabric clothes is like air conditioning. Of the natural fabrics, hemp has the best cooling feeling. Hemp not only has good moisture absorption, but also has very good moisture permeability. Because it dries quickly, the evaporation of water will absorb heat to the human body, making people feel cooler on a hot summer day.

Cool Feeling

Silk is second only to hemp, and silk has very good moisture permeability. In addition, the moisture content of recycled fibers such as viscose fibers are also very suitable for the needs of the human body, so the cooling feeling is also good. Of course, the coolness of clothing also depends on the permeability and design structure of the fabric. The more transparent the fabric, the more sand holes, and the smaller the textile density, the cooler it is. The wind will make the human body feel cooler.


These are several vital factors you need to consider when dealing with business engaged with comfortable features in consideration, and these are also the extra money you are willing to pay for the quality and performance behind the brands.

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He is Abu Sayed, the founder of the blog site Textile Apex. He is a Textile Engineer having eight years plus practical experience in the Textile and Clothing industries. With a deep love for fashion and a keen eye for detail, he combines his creative flair with extensive knowledge to offer insightful and engaging content to his readers.
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