Microfiber is often nylon or polyester and consists of extremely small threads or fibers. Just like traditional fibers, microfiber is measured in denier.Continue Reading
A denier is a measurement of the thickness or fineness of a fiber and is based on the weight of 9000 meters, approximately 30,000 feet, of the fiber. A microfiber has a thickness of less than one denier. This fineness allows the microfibers more movement and flexibility.
Microfibers are lightweight, wrinkle-resistant and their density makes them useful for creating deep, bold colors. They are also useful in clothing, as they resist wind and water and yet are still breathable. In addition to polyester and nylon, microfibers can also be blended with silk, cotton and wool.Learn more about Sewing
Polyester microfiber is a type of manufactured textile that combines fine threads of polyester and polyamide to form a single thread. Each strand of microfiber is incredibly fine, and the material is very popular for use in manufacturing cleaning cloths and household linens.Full Answer >
Polyester fiberfill is a blend of polyester fibers that crafters often use as filling material for stuffed animals and home decor projects, according to Fairfield, a fiberfill manufacturer. Fiberfill also is used as insulation in jackets and comforters.Full Answer >
Satin fabric can contain silk, wool, cotton, polyester, rayon and acetate fibers. What makes a fabric satin is not the type of fibers that it is made of but rather the type of weave that is used in bringing those fibers together.Full Answer >
Rugs specifically designed for outdoor use are usually made from polypropylene and other synthetic materials such as nylon and polyester, which are synthetic fibers that are durable and weather resistant. This design is intended to ensure that the outdoor rugs last as long as possible through exposure to severe weather and extensive sunlight.Full Answer >