The construction makes sure that it does not fray or unravel from the sides with heavy duty use which makes it perfect for fuzzy blankets. You can count on throw blankets made from fleece to not pillbunch or form little balls like other synthetic fabrics.
Polar fleece fabric made fluffy blankets can be one or two sided. It dries quickly, is soft to hold and very warm. This is the prime reason why it is preferred by outdoor enthusiasts over wool. Air pockets are present between the threads on both sides of the fleece fabric ensuring warmth.
Trekkers and backpackers instantly took a liking to it because it was warm while being light weight. Fleece fabric apart from making throw blankets is also used to create underwear for astronauts and ear warmers for newborn calves.
How is Fleece Fabric for Sherpa Blanket Created?
Two different petroleum derivatives are reacted at very high temperatures to create a polymer popularly known as polyester. This polymer is then forced through a spinneret and hardened into long strings.
The strings are woven into yarns and knitted into cloths. A machine called napper raises the bristles on the surface of the fabric. The fibers are then cut with a shearing machine resulting in fleece.
Chemicals such as Teflon are added during the manufacturing process for increased waterproofing. Fleece was initially manufactured under the trade name Polar Fleece or PolarTec.
PET or polyethylene terephthalate is the polymer used to make fleece. This same polymer is also used to create soda bottles. It is estimated that at least 8 bottles are kept out of the landfill with the manufacture of a meter of this material. There are around 25 plastic bottles in a single adult fleece jacket.
How to Use Fleece Fabric
Fleece fabric is a versatile fabric that is used to create a number of things ranging from plush throw blankets for couch to funky fleece hat. They are easy to purchase by the yard or bolt. In fact, you can use it for your next family craft idea.
Fleece can be used for a number of craft ideas such as fleece blanket, scarf, and pillow. Fleece is the fabric of the green world as manufacturers are expanding their recycling efforts with an advance in technology.
Xtreme Comforts offers a unique Native American blanket produced with this fleece. You can check out more products at the store. Do not forget to visit.