Nonwovens are an ideal material for the fashion industry. Used for many decades in hidden functions, such as interlinings and components of shoes and bags, today young designers are using nonwovens as a creative and versatile new material.
The elegance, style and function of clothes can depend on the presence and performance of interlinings. The success of nonwovens is due to their versatility and the ability to engineer many different properties into them, such as shape-retention, adaptation to the characteristics of the outer fabric and lightness in weight.
Today, the global retail sector is fascinated with the prospect of incorporating nonwovens fabrics in fashion, sports and outdoor performance apparel as a means of providing something “different” to current woven and knitted apparel.
The advantages of using nonwovens in clothing and footwear
- Dimensional stability (even in high temperature such as clothes dryer cycle)
- Easy to slit, die-cut, sew, seam, glue, laminate and trim, without fraying
- Light weight
- Improved adhesion
- Easy to add scent, anti-static, and softener treatments
- Non-ravelling edges
- Colour stability
- High tear, breaking, puncture and abrasion resistance
- Chemically inert