Flannel

Flannel

And 'a light texture, soft, warm, with a twill weave.

Made of wool or cotton, with carded yarn, it has a uniform surface, slightly hairy. It suffers as finishing treatments: fulling, napping and combing. Particularly warm, even if slight, because the fluff, raised by the raising, retains air which acts as a thermal insulator.

Its characteristics are the resistance (for the used materials) combined with the softness, for the armature in twill and finishing.

He has known moments of more widespread in the past, when it was used for bandages and diapers, new fabrics today (mostly knits) and synthetic fibers have replaced in many fields (bedding, pajamas).

Suitable for the manufacture of men's clothing, especially for shirts, jackets and pants, can be plain or Scottish.

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