Clothing for Winters Versus Summers, Summer Fabrics, Winter Fabrics (For CBSE, ICSE, IAS, NET, NRA 2022)

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Clothing for Winters Versus Summers

  • The clothes we wear changes gradually as the seasons՚ transform.
    • In winters: we wear woolen pullovers and jackets along with long pants and stockings,
    • In summers: we wear cotton shirts that can allow air to pass through or dry the sweat easily.
    • In rainy seasons: we cover ourselves with raincoats that do not allow water to pass through.
  • Along with the kind of clothes, the fabric of these clothes also changes with the season.

Summer Fabrics

Given below is the list of summer fabrics.

  • Cotton
  • Jute
  • Linen
  • Silk
  • Bamboo Fabric
  • Banana Fabric

Cotton

  • Cotton clothes are woven such that they allow good air circulation, thus allowing the skin to breathe.
  • Cotton used to absorb moisture from sweating and keeps the skin dry and cool.
  • It also resists dust and mites, preventing skin irritations and infections during summers.

Jute

  • This fabric is good insulators of heat and provides UV protection.
  • They have low thermal conduction and do not degrade upon exposure to the sunlight.
  • The fabric is inherently cool and prevents skin irritations.

Linen

  • Linen is extracted from the step of flax plants. It is stronger than cotton but very soft in touch.
  • It possesses natural antibacterial and antifungal properties, thus preventing rashes and skin allergies.
  • Further, the pores allow the skin to breathe and do not trap sweats, thus keeping the skin dry and cool in hot summers.

Silk

  • These fabrics are natural anti-allergens and inhospitable to mites thus prevents from skin irritation.
  • The texture discourages the growth of bacteria and keeps the skin free from rashes and irritation in summers.

Bamboo Fabric

  • Bamboo fabrics are manufactured from the pulp of bamboo plants.
  • They are grown naturally without fertilizers and pesticides.
  • These clothes are softer than cotton.
  • They absorb sweat and moisture twice as quickly as cotton, thus keeping the skin dry.
  • It inhibits the growth of bacteria and is considered the best for skin comfort and hygiene.

Banana Fabric

  • Banana fabric is obtained from the white trunk of the banana trees.
  • They are biodegradable in nature and absorb moisture well.
  • The outermost layer of the stock is used to produce mats and carpets whereas; the inner layer yields softer fabrics for clothing.

Winter Fabrics

Now, below is the list of fabrics that we wear during the winter season.

  • Wool
  • Fur
  • Artificial Wool
  • Polyester
  • Nylon

Wool

  • Wool is manufactured by processing the hair of sheep or goat.
  • The hairy skin of a sheep has two types of fabric, the coarse and fine, of which the latter is used to make wool.
  • Wool fabrics trap a lot of air which is a poor conductor of heat, which acts as an insulator against the cold conditions.

Fur

  • This fabric is made up of animal hair, mostly mammals, particularly those with extensive body hair coverage that is generally soft and thick.
  • The animal fur consists of three layers,
    • Short down hairs
    • Long down hairs
    • Medium Down hairs.
  • The hair traps air and insulates against cold in the winters.

Artificial Wool

  • Artificial wool such as tweed, flannel, cashmere, gabardine, chenille, felt, plaids, mohair etc. are artificially produced to form threads, which are then woven to form the cloth.
  • They act as a substitute for natural materials such as wool and fur and have similar insulating property against cold and moisture.

Polyester

  • Polyester fabrics are made by knitting polyester yarns.
  • This material provides a good insulation against the wind and can be made into different thickness depending upon the intensity of cold.

Nylon

  • Nylon clothes are tough and strain resistant.
  • They do not absorb moisture and act as a barrier for wind.
  • They are mostly used as the outer layer of the clothing.

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