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RINGSPUN

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RINGSPUN

Ringspun fabric has been a common practice in the production of textiles since even before the days of mass production within the industry. Here are some basics about ringspun fabric, how it is produced, and some of the many products that are produced using this type of material.

Ringspun fabric originated in the middle ages, as a means of taking the rougher feel of raw cotton and making it smoother to the touch. Essentially, the process for producing ringspun fabric involved using a spinning method, such as on a spinning wheel, to create a slightly finer thread.

This spun fiber had a couple of qualities that were not characteristic of cotton that had not gone through a spinning process. The spun cotton was softer to the touch, which was certainly more pleasing to the skin. Second, the spun fibers were actually more compacted and provided a greater measure of strength. In a time when material made for garments often had to endure for an extended period of time, spun fabric was definitely an advantage.

As the manufacturing age of the early 19the century dawned, the ability to mass-produce ringspun thread came into being. Beginning with spinning frames that were at first ran using foot pedals, then steam power and finally electricity, it was possible for even a small textile plant to produce more ringspun fabric in a day than fifty people could produce by hand in a week. As manufacturing technology continued to advance, and synthetic fibers were developed, the ringspun method of producing fabrics grew right along with the innovations. Today, ringspun fabric is still one of the most commonly produced of all textile products.

As a modern choice, ringspun fabric is still desirable for its softer texture. The fact that ringspun fabric is also durable also makes it a great choice for the production of casual clothing that is easily dressed up, such as khaki slacks and linen feel washable jackets for men. Along with these options, ringspun fabric is often used in the production of simple school uniforms for both boys and girls. The durable nature of the material makes it much easier to care for, and will help the uniform to keep its shape throughout the school year.

When it comes to casual wear, ringspun fabric is often used for tank tops, tee-shirts and a number of the bright and colorful short sleeved button down shirts that many people favor in warm weather. To go along with the tops, ringspun fabric also is often used for khaki shorts.

Around the house, ringspun fabric may be used for such items as duvet covers, tablecloths, linen napkins, and pillow covers. Some of the casual blankets and throws used often in decorating the home today are made of ringspun fabric, combining a beautiful look with a soft feel. Many homes are made much more inviting by the presence of ringspun fabric.



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