MODAL FABRIC. WHAT EXACTLY IS IT?
WHAT IS MODAL FABRIC?
Modal fabric is a semi-synthetic fabric made from beech tree pulp that is used primarily for clothing, such as underwear and pajamas, and household items, like bedsheets and towels. Modal is a form of rayon, another plant-based textile, though it is slightly more durable and flexible than the standard version. Modal is often blended with other fibers like cotton and spandex for added strength. Modal is considered a luxurious textile thanks to both its soft feel and high cost, as it is more expensive than either cotton or viscose.
HERE ARE SOME COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT MODAL FABRIC
1) How is modal fabric made?
Modal comes from sustainably harvested beech trees, which are a renewable cellulosic plant. It is biodegradable and eco-friendly because of its natural content. The beech wood cellulose is mashed into liquid, turned into fiber, and woven into fabric.
2) How do you wash modal fabric?
Modal can be cared for with the same guidelines you use for cotton. You can wash it in any temperature, and tumble dry in accordance with the directions on the label. Avoid chlorine bleach as it can weaken the fiber.
3) How absorbent is modal fabric?
Modal fabric is 50% more absorbent than cotton so moisture is absorbed into the fabric. No more clammy cotton! You can stay dry and comfy throughout each busy day.
4) Is modal fabric breathable?
Modal material is made from Beechwood pulp, its natural properties allow breathability so sweat and moisture are quickly released and not trapped next to the skin.
6 BENEFITS OF MODAL FABRIC
Modal fabric has some amazing properties that make it perfectly-suited for anything worn next to the skin. As soon as you touch the JOYLEE™ Adam & Eve Innerwear, made with 95% modal, you will feel the luxurious difference the silky modal yarn provides our fabric blend. Here are the six benefits of modal fabric:
It’s lightweight, durable, and resistant to pilling. It also won’t get that crunchiness to it after a lot of washes like some cotton blends do. Fabric made with modal resists pilling and shrinking. It stands up to multiple washings without losing its shape.
Since it’s made from trees, it is naturally breathable. This means that sweat and moisture won’t be trapped next to the skin.
It’s 50% more absorbent than cotton, so your child will stay dry and comfy throughout the day.
4. RESISTANT TO SHRINKAGE
Clothing made with modal won’t shrink like 100% cotton products do.
5. COLORS STAY VIBRANT
Modal holds dye easily, so the colors will stay vibrant even after many washes.
6. SUPER SOFT
Modal is known for being super soft. That’s a big part of what makes it perfect for our products!