Introduction and difference of polar fleece blanket fabric
What is fleece fabric?
When you see the word wool, the first thing you probably think of is sheep. Interestingly, pile fabrics are not derived from wool at all.
Wool fabric is not wool, but a form of synthetic fabric. That means these warm, soft, and comfortable garments are man-made.
They are usually made of polyester. Sometimes it is called polar fleece or polyester polar fleece.
What is polyester? Its yarns and fibers are made of plastic (usually bottles).
Other types of fleece fabrics include stretch fleece, French terry fleece, printed fleece, performance fleece, plaid fleece and sweatshirt fleece. These types of fabric fleece are sold in many fabric stores these days.
Wool is an excellent substitute for wool. It can be warmer than wool in cold weather, but it doesn't itch and it's also lighter!
There are four different types of wool fabrics:
medium weight wool
Different types of wool vary in weight and fabric finish.
What is microfleece?
Micro fleece is a special fleece. Pile fabrics are considered micropile if they weigh 200 grams per square meter (gsm) or less.
Microfleece is a popular wool option. It is used to make shirts, sportswear, sweaters, light outdoor clothing, light jackets, blankets and cape collar bathrobes.
Tip: Feeling the Lycra Spandex is too tight? For a breathable, warm and comfortable alternative, you can try outerwear and apparel made from microfleece.