Oh, those oh-so-annoying fuzz balls! No season is immune and almost always it happens to our favorite pieces. But why?! Hopefully with these next few facts we'll help demystify the fuzz and get you on your way to help prevent them in the future.
What is Pilling?
Pilling is the little ball of broken fibers on knitted fabrics that come together via friction. Thus, high-friction areas are the most proliferate of areas one would see them, i.e. underarms, bust area, sleeves, inner thighs as well as areas that might rub against a purse or other accessory often.
Ever put on a cotton shirt, be it an awesome graphic tee, your favorite work blouse or your go-to shirt and the "pretty-new' tee has holes in it? Pretty annoying, and I'll wager it has happened to everyone in the very least once. But why? Why is this happening?
Unfortunately, cotton is well loved by moths, so taking care to keep moths out of your home and definitely your closet is a first step to trying to keep holes at bay. But I'm afraid that won't solve the situation.
You see most holes occur wherever there is even just a bit of an abrasion. For instance, if your shirt hangs over your waistline while you're wearing a belt or a pair of jeans that have big button at the waist. It can also happen if you like to use the same purse that may have some tough leather or accessories on it that rub on your blouse constantly.
The Rey's Team
The Rey's Team is dedicated to garment care,learning about new cleaning methods and all about new textiles used in fashion today. We hope to share some insights into the ever changing world of garment care with you.