Combed vs. Carded Yarn - Which is Better for my Towels?

If you're selective about your towels you may be asking questions about the manufacturing processes of your bathroom and beach linens and the type of yarn used to make them. Towels are a cloth that you rub against your skin so it's perfectly understandable that you would want only the best for your family! In this blog post, we'll take a closer look at each type of yarn and explore the pros and cons of both combed and carded yarn. By the end of this post, you'll have a better idea of which type of yarn is right for your next towel purchase!

 

Carded yarn:

Carded yarn is a type of yarn that is made by combining different fibers together. This process can be done by hand or machine and results in a soft, bulky yarn. Carded yarn is usually less expensive than combed yarn and can be found in many budget-friendly towels. One downside to carded yarn is that it's not as strong as combed yarn and may pill or shed over time.

Pros: results in soft fabric, less expensive than combed yarn products, cloth tends to be thicker which some people prefer.

Cons: not as strong as combed yarn, may pill or shed over time, does not last as long as combed yarn products.

 

Combed Yarn:

Combed yarn is a type of yarn that goes through an extra step during the manufacturing process called "combing." This additional step removes any impurities or shorter fibers from the yarn which results in a stronger, smoother yarn. Combed yarn is typically more expensive than carded yarn but is also more durable and will last longer. InfuseZen towels are made with combed yarn.

Pros: stronger than carded yarn, smoother fabric, more durable.

Cons: more expensive than carded yarn, not as soft initially but will soften with time.

 

The Verdict:

So, which is better for your towels? If you're looking for a softer feel out of the package and aren't too concerned about your towels lasting for a long period of time and prefer a lower price point then carded yarn towels may be right for you. If quality is important to you and you don't mind paying a higher price point for it, then you should consider combed yarn towels as they will last longer and feel softer with time.

No matter which type of yarn you choose, make sure to follow the care instructions on the label! Both combed and carded yarn towels should be machine-washed on a gentle cycle and tumble dried on low to medium heat. Do not use bleach or fabric softener as this will damage your towel's fibers over time.

 

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