Features of Bemberg lining

Some common misconceptions about linings

Q.1

Don’t you think polyester mesh linings feel cool because they let the air through?

  1. The mesh fabric with holes used for sportswear does indeed look as if it should feel cool.
  2. It is true that if you only wear one layer, as is the case with sportswear, and come into direct contact with the outside air, the air passing through the garment will feel cool.
  3. However, if an outer fabric protects the mesh fabric, as is the case with a lining, the holes are actually a disadvantage.
  4. Since air warmed by body heat is trapped in the holes, the lining functions as a heat retention layer and instead of cooling, it retains the heat.
  5. In fact, climbers use this principle when they wear mesh garments in winter to prevent body heat from escaping.
  6. We could say that this is a classic case of appearance and functionality completely contradicting each other.
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Q.2

Do you know that a garment tailored from a single layer of fabric can make you perspire more (feel hotter) than one with a lining?

  1. Is it not obvious that wearing two layers of fabric feels hotter than one layer?
  2. Many women wearing synthetic camisole dresses must wonder how such a thin garment can feel so hot (clammy).
  3. You must have had similar experiences and questions when wearing synthetic underwear.
  4. If you know the mechanism of clamminess (hot = clammy), you will understand how it works.
  5. The culprit behind the clammy feel is the gaseous sweat that is constantly emitted from the body.  When this gaseous sweat reaches saturation, liquid sweat starts to flow.
  6. Consequently, absorption and release of the gaseous sweat take a large part to control the clamminess and feel cool.
  7. One of the good points about natural fiber is that the individual fibers have the ability to absorb and release gaseous sweat (moisture management).
  8. Bemberg, which is made from cotton raw material, has the same ability as natural fiber.
  9. This is why wearing a garment with a Bemberg lining can feel cooler and more comfortable than wearing a garment tailored from a single layer of fabric.

Q.3

My expensive coat is covered in dust and the culprit is the lining.

  1. Peace of mind with anti-static polyester?  There are pitfalls here.
  2. People think that anti-static polyester has more or less solved the problems with static electricity in linings.
    (Although, there is still a fair amount of static buildup.)
  3. However, when a polyester lining is combined with wool, cashmere or other animal hair, it will generate a lot of static and attract dust from the immediate vicinity since the lining does not have the ability to release the static.
  4. A cashmere coat that attracts dust is spoiled no matter how good the outer fabric.
  5. A Bemberg lining releases the static that builds up in both the lining and the outer fabric when the lining rubs against wool or cashmere.
  6. A Bemberg lining is perfect for easing the arms through the sleeves, creating a smooth body motion, and eliminating the unpleasant dust.

Q.4

Do you have problems with the lining in your favorite skirt?

  1. Recently, more and more clothing can be washed in water at home.
  2. However, do you know that you can unwittingly damage your valuable clothes if you use softener in the washing machine?
  3. When you use a softener, the texture of the fabric feels silky, but the softener also causes the seam slippage performance in the lining to deteriorate.  (In particular, the seams in tight skirts and pants end up with punctures.)
  4. The cause is the surfactant used in softeners.
  5. The deterioration in seam slippage can be particularly noticeable where reduction treatment has been applied to polyester linings to improve the texture.
  6. With a Bemberg lining, you can relax because even if you use a softener in the wash, there is little decline in the physical qualities. The lining in your skirts is protected from seam slippage.
  7. Do take this opportunity to try a Bemberg lining.

* Please read the laundry care symbols and instructions on the product label for information about how to handle the product.

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