Applying Life Skills ©2010
Selection and Care of Fibers and Fabrics
Natural and manufactured fibers offer characteristics that affect how they wear. An especially fine fiber called microfiber has many benefits and is often blended with natural fibers to offer the best of each. The appearance, wear and care of fabric depend partly on the way the yarns are woven and what finishes are applies. Color can be added before or after weaving takes place.
Routine care helps keep clothes in good condition. Such care includes organizing your clothing, which increases your storage space and keeps clothes from wrinkling and stretching. It is also important to practice good laundering habits. Always read clothing labels to help care for clothes and maintain their appearance and length of wear.