CHE COS'E' IL PILLING? I PALLINI DELLA LANA

WHAT IS PILLING? THE DOTS OF WOOL

Pilling is a natural phenomenon which occurs on wool and cashmere garments with the appearance of dots (pills) on blankets or plaids.It is therefore not a low quality index of the yarn, as is often mistakenly thought, but it is still visually unpleasant.


Why does pilling occur?

Wool fibers and even more cashmere fibers are as precious as they are delicate.
The tendency to form small dots is natural, but is accentuated the softer and lighter the garment is.
The reason is simple: a garment obtained with more twisted yarns (therefore heavier and therefore more expensive) will have more closed and dense fibers which give little chance for the dots to pop out, whilea garment obtained with slightly twisted yarns (therefore lighter, suitable for mid-seasons, softer and more swollen) will have a greater opportunity to develop pills.

This will inevitably happen for every garment in fine wool and cashmere, but since it is possible to manage and control the pilling phenomenon, it is not on this that one should base the choice of one's garment

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