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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Difference between Textile and Leather

Normally textile means a flexible woven material produced by yarn or thread (made of natural or artificial fibre). Yarn is produced by spinning different types of fibres like cotton, wool, flax, nylon, rayon etc. We can also say that, textiles are formed by different techniques like weaving, knitting, felting etc. For further details explore what is textile?

Leather is a material created by tanning animal or cattle hide and skin. Leather is durable and also flexible. It is produced in cottage industries as well as heavy industries at manufacturing scale. Leather is found in four forms like full grain, top grain, corrected grain and split. Leather is used to produce different types of goods like shoes, hats, jackets, trousers, belts, furniture coverings etc.

Textile and Leather

The core differences between Textile and Leather

The core differences between Textile and Leather are as follows – 
Raw materials are fibre, yarn or fabric.
Animal or cattle hide treated with chemicals.
Great variety of colors can be found.
Variety of color is less.
Less durable.
More durable.
Less expensive.
More expensive.
More comfortable.
Less comfortable.
Extensibility is high.
Extensibility is low.
Comparatively more difficult to clean.
Comparatively less difficult to clean.
Less hygiene.
More hygiene.
High possibility of air permeability.
Less possibility of air permeability.
So we can say that if we want to differentiate between textile and leather we should consider the above points.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Difference between Textile and Fabric

From earliest times, people have used fabrics of various types for covering, warmth, personal adornment, and even to display personal wealth. Today fabrics are still used for these purposes and everyone is an ultimate consumer. Depending upon weather we use different types fabric such as we use woolen for winter, cotton for summer etc. We also use umbrella and raincoat to protect us from rain. These are also made from other types of fabric which are commonly called Textile. Here these two words Textile and Fabric makes us confuse. Now we are going to differentiate between these two words to make us clear.

Textile and Fabric differences

Though by actual meaning it defines woven fabric, it can be defined as the woven or knitted fabric made from yarn. It can also be applied to fibre, yarn, fabric or any other product made from these combinations. It is also associated with clothing production. The raw material of textile is fibre which may be natural, man-made or regenerated.

Fabrics are the products made by using different techniques such as weaving, knitting, crocheting etc. Most of the fabrics are knitted or woven, but there is also another type of fabric named non-woven fabric. Non-woven fabrics are produced by braiding, felting, twisting. However, all around the globe, fabric refers to the cloth that is used for making dresses.

Difference between Textile and Fabric

It can be made from fibre, yarn or fabric or their combination.
It can be made from fibre (non-woven) or yarn (by weaving or knitting).
It is a broader term applied to the entire clothing industry.
It is a general term used for clothing.
Literally, it means woven fabric coming from a Latin word taxere.
It is a piece of cloth used for making dresses.
It may be a finished or unfinished product. It has no specific use.
It is a finished product. It has specific use such as cloth for shirting.
All textiles are not fabrics.
All fabrics are textile.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Difference between Sand Blast and Hand Sand

Sand blast and Hand sand both are dry process. Actually these processes are done at unwashed condition. Dry process is done to ornament the denim garments. Although both the processes are dry, there are many differences among these processes.

Sand Blast
This is the process that also applied for removing the color. This process is done by air flow gun with the help of sand. The high pressure sand is applied on the garments specific area and color will reduce. But this process has some disadvantages, so this process is banned now. This process is done at dry condition of garments

Sand blast effect
Sand Blast Effect
Hand Sand
Hand sand is very important dry process now a day. This process is done at dry condition to remove the color from specific area. In maximum garments we have to do this process because the Sand Blasting process is now banned. This process is done manually with abrasive paper on specific area. At first we have to make the garments and then put on dummy and scrapped. After this process quality is checked and goes for the first wash. The effects will be visible after complete wash.

Hand Sand Effect
Hand Sand Effect
The differences between Sand Blast and Hand and are as follows:

Sand Blast
Hand Sand
This process is done by gun with the help of air flow.
This process is done manually with the help of abrasive paper.
Total indigo is out, so slap is down.
Indigo stay inside, so slap is increased.
Sometimes, metal can be found.
No possibility to found metal.
Effect is on the top of the surface.
Effect is in the depth of the surface.
Less yarn character.
More yarn character.
Process is faster.
Process is lengthy.
Environment is polluted.
Environment is not polluted.
Health hazardous.
Less health hazardous.
Production is high.
Production is low.
Evenness on surface.
Sometimes uneven.
Easy to control.
Difficult to control.
Hope that this article has clarified the differences between the two processes.
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Difference between Denim and Jeans

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Difference between Tailoring and Garments Industries

Tailoring and industrial garments manufacturing system is almost same. Their output is also same. But there are many differences too. Tailoring is done according to the desires of particular persons of the local area. Industrial garment system is done for mass people. It is done on the basis of national or international demand.

Tailoring system is a system where garment is made for a particular person according to the body measurement of the person. Industrial garment system is a system where garment is produced for mass people according to standard measurement chart.

Tailoring and Garments Industries

Let’s know the difference between Tailoring and Garments Industries from the following table –
Difference between Tailoring and Garment industries

Garments Industries
Tailoring is for a small group of people.
Garments industries are for mass people.
A garment is made for a particular person.
Garments are made for many people at a time.
Body measurement of a particular person is taken into an account.
Standard body measurements chart is taken into an account.
No grading is done.
Grading is done for a particular size.
Garments can be made by one or more number of machines.
Many machines are needed here for production of a garment.
Initial setup cost is low.
Initial setup cost is high.
Single ply/lay of fabric is used during cutting.
Multiple plies of fabric are used during cutting.
Wastage of fabric is high.
Wastage of fabric is less.
Risk of loss is least.
Risk of loss is high.
No need of pattern.
Pattern is a must.
It takes more time to make garments.
It takes comparatively less time.