Fabric Blends & Care Instructions

At The Twisted Filly Clothing Co., we take pride in creating unique apparel for kids and their parents. But have you ever wondered how we achieve the vibrant and long-lasting prints on our garments? It all comes down to the science of fabric composition.

When it comes to printing on fabric, we mostly use a special blend of 65% polyester and 35% cotton. This specific combination allows the inks to adhere to the fabric, resulting in vivid and durable prints. But why do we choose this particular blend?

The key lies in the polyester yarn. Polyester is a synthetic fiber that has unique properties when it comes to printing. Unlike cotton, which is a natural fiber, polyester has a smooth and non-absorbent surface. This smoothness allows the ink to bond with the fabric, creating vibrant and sharp prints.

But why do we include cotton in the blend? Cotton is known for its softness and breathability, making it a comfortable choice for apparel. By combining polyester with cotton, we achieve the perfect balance of durability and comfort. The cotton fibers provide a soft and breathable feel, while the polyester ensures that the prints stay vibrant and long-lasting.

One of the advantages of using a polyester-cotton blend for printing is the sublimation process. Sublimation is a printing technique that involves transferring ink onto fabric using heat. When sublimating on poly blends, such as our 65% polyester and 35% cotton fabric, a unique effect is created. The ink penetrates the polyester fibers, resulting in a vintage or distressed look. This adds an extra touch of character to our designs, making them truly one-of-a-kind.

So, the next time you wear one of our tees or any other apparel from The Twisted Filly Clothing Co., know that there is science behind the quality and uniqueness of our prints. Our blend of 65% polyester and 35% cotton ensures that the inks adhere to the fabric, creating vibrant and long-lasting designs. And with the sublimation process on poly blends, you can enjoy a vintage look that adds even more charm to our products.

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