Friday, November 25, 2016

All You Need To Know About Compression Wear

For those who don’t like the idea of even the slightest bumps revealing through tight fitted garments, compression wear is a blessing. Compression wear contours the body the way the wearer desires and supports it through long periods of use. But for those of you that didn’t know, compression wear has a purpose other than just shaping the body and concealing bulges-- there’s more.

There is an array of compression wear available in the market that serves the purpose of improving blood circulation, aside from controlling the appearance of the body and enhancing its appeal, thereby promoting well being through medical benefits.

These compression garments are made from special  that is, generally, a blend of spandex and nylon or polyester and sometimes cotton.

This type of hosiery yarn is special because it is very similar to regular spandex blend yarn in terms of appearance but it works secretly as a compression agent.

The fibre that is used to create this specialised Hosiery Yarn is crafted in a way that it has a controlled stretch that lends unique controlling abilities to the compression garment made out of it.

You will find this type of compression wear in the form of tights, tummy tuckers, stockings and socks. Earlier, compression wear came mostly in nude colours so that it would blend with the skin and not  show but designers are looking at making the functional garments fashionable by introducing new designs and textures so that it serves three purposes-- shaping the body, improving blood circulation and adding aesthetic appeal to your look while at it.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

How Are Your Favourite Leggings Made?

Just the right amount of matt or shine…tailored for your legs and your legs only…velvety smooth like a rose petal…and most importantly, packing enough stretch to move around with ease-- all of these qualities and more make a pair of leggings, your favourite leggings. Leggings or jeggings or both. Have you ever wondered how your favourite leggings or jeggings are made? We’ll tell you how. Take some Bare Spandex yarn, some natural or synthetic yarn and a special machine that knits the two together. Bam! Your favourite legwear is ready.

Both jeggings and leggings are manufactured through a special knitting process called circular knitting. A circular knitting machine may look a bit complicated but the task it carries out is very simply defined. Several long needles work together to take bare spandex yarn and natural or synthetic hard yarn and interloop them again and again to create a smooth fabric in tubular form (for seamless leggings).

The fabric manufactured is inherently smooth and has stretch capabilities of its own, but the use of Bare Spandex yarn takes the stretch capabilities of the fabric to an increased level. The hard yarn used lends the leggings structure.

Some leggings are made using a flat knit technique. These types of leggings will have seams since they are cut out from a flat knit fabric and then sewn on a different machine.

Ergo, leggings or jeggings made using the circular knit technique will always be preferred over the ones made using a flat knit technique unless you are a fan if seams.