A better sweater begins with better yarns
FAQ's about yarn:
What is pilling?
Pilling occurs when fibers break away from a ply of yarn and remain attached (as tiny "pills") to the fabric by strands of ply fibers. This is usually the result of a shorter, stronger fiber, which won't allow the "pill" to break away and fall off the fabric.
Do all fabrics pill?
To some degree, particularly knit fabrics, there is also a co-relation between the gauge (the size and weight of the actual knit) and the amount a garment pills. Usually the higher the gauge of the knit (size and weight of the fabric) the greater the inclination of that fabric to pill. Through proper care and the utilization of some of the newer, advanced yarn and fabric technology, it is possible to own a garment that will maintain its shape and appearance over a long period of time.
Is there something I can do to ensure that my garment won't pill?
The most important thing is to carefully follow the wash-care instructions found in each garment. If you launder
a number of articles together, ensure that each is colour-fast (does not bleed dyestuff) and does not
produce an unusual amount of lint. Some fabrics (such as acrylic), create more static than others and will
naturally attract lint and fibers from other items in your laundry. (Tip: Always turn garments inside out before
For superior durability and pill-control be sure your sweaters are made with Durapil™ or Durapil Ultra™ by Cobmex. Independent tests show that Durapil™ and Durapil Ultra™ by Cobmex outperform other leading pill-controlled fabrics. Cobmex garments made with Durapil™ or Durapil Ultra™ resist pilling and retain their shape wash after wash, while actually improving the look and feel over time.