The textile microfiber is made from super fine synthetic yarns, which are polyester and nylon. The fibers are so ultra thin, up to 100 times finer than a human hair! This is why it’s great at repelling water. It has a slight positive charge, which means it also traps dusty bits (they’re negatively charged) instead of spreading them.
This is why microfiber can be used to make a face mask, which you can wash and reuse. (However, frontliners are discouraged to use microfiber face masks, and must continue using the required medical-grade PPEs.
Microfiber is extremely breathable, even while repelling water. This is the reason why it’s popular for linens and sports wear. It helps regulate temperature and keep you comfortable while wearing it, or sleeping on it!
HOW TO CLEAN
To clean your microfiber textile, simply hand-wash it with water, or soak in cool or warm (not hot!) water. Rinse and air- dry.
Local fabric taffeta silver back lining (SBL) is currently hot on the market as it is being used to create heaps of PPEs for our frontliners.
Recently, fashion designer Mich Dulce made headlines for designing a lab-gown type of protective suit for medical frontliners in partnership with the Office of the Vice President Leni Robredo. This came at the most appropriate time when the country is running out of PPEs.
Dulce, along with her team of volunteer sewers and designers called the Manila Protective Gear Sewing Club on Facebook, is upholding the spirit of Filipino bayanihan. This further encourages our countrymen to join the continuous effort in protecting our frontliners by creating and donating this newly designed non-medical grade PPE suit.
Tightly woven, the cotton poplin fabric is also known as the “tabinet.” This fabric is a plain weave material with crosswise ribs and contains fine warp and weft yarns.
As a popular shirting fabric, it is durable, crease-resistant, and sturdy, making the cotton poplin easy to maintain. It is also smooth, soft, and non-stretch. Its organic nature makes it very breathable and does not retain odors.
This fabric is also used for apparel, like blouses, dresses, pajamas, and shirts. It can also be used for face masks. You can also use cotton poplin for your home decor projects, like accent pillows, bed sheets, curtains, and napkins.
WHY IT’S PERFECT FOR BABY NESTS
The 100% natural cotton poplin absorbs moisture and dries quickly, and it’s cool and crisp to the touch. It is also chemical-free and hypoallergenic, making it perfect for sensitive skin. This is why this fabric is often used to make baby nests.
We at Fabric Online have a wide range of printed cotton poplin to choose from. Below are the very affordable cute prints still in stock:
It’s been four months since our lives have been upended by Covid-19, hurling us at a kind of life only seen in sci-fi movies.
Since the pandemic arrived, we have quickly adapted to the New Normal, donning PPEs every time we leave the safety of our homes, like face masks, face shields and, in some cases, even gloves.
Immediately after the government implemented a nationwide enhanced community qauarantine in mid-March, FabricOnlinePH Online Shop started creating and selling face masks, face shields, and contributed to the safety of our frontliners by having the tafetta silver-back lining fabric readily available for clients that wish to donate PPEs to various hospitals.
FACE MASKS and HAT WITH FACE SHIELD
We are selling face masks and hats with face shields.
Our face masks are made of water-repellent polymicrofiber fabric with cotton lining. Breathable and comfortable to wear, it is also washable, although not recommended for reuse for medical frontliners.
We also sell materials for making face masks to help others who are at home during the pandemic. We have given free materials to Leon Ganzon Polytechnic College in Balasan, Iloilo, as well as ready-to-wear face masks to Pani-an Ipil Elementary School.