Choosing the work clothes, you will use daily is essential in winter, especially if you carry out your activity outdoors. However, it can be a difficult decision due to the number of workwear fabrics available on the market today.
A process as simple as choosing a pair of garments can become a challenge when we are not very clear about the differences between polyester and nylon. Or when we do not know if it is better to use cotton or wool.
For this reason, today’s article tells you the keys to knowing how to differentiate between all types of workwear winter clothing fabrics.
Workwear for winter
Any type of clothing fabric can be suitable as a work uniform for winter; it only needs to be adapted to the needs of the user who will use it and the climatic conditions in which they will carry out their task.
But before deciding, it is essential to know the benefits of each of the different fabrics available on the market: cotton, wool, polyester…
We start with the first fabric, cotton. The garments made with this are the most sought after when we talk about work uniforms, whether it is winter or summer clothing.
Cotton clothing is perfect for contact with the skin since it is a fabric that does not retain heat and, therefore, prevents perspiration. In addition, it is the perfect fabric for sensitive skin as it does not usually cause allergic reactions.
Likewise, it is highly resistant, although we must be careful since we can damage it if we do not take care of it properly. For example, washing garments at high temperatures can cause them to shrink if the manufacturer’s recommendations are not followed.
Secondly, we have woolen garments. These types of alternatives are usually related to many disadvantages, among them, the itchiness that it can cause to those with greater sensitivity.
However, we are not aware of the many benefits of wool clothing in winter:
. High moisture absorption helps us feel dry and warm, even when the garment has some moisture.
. In addition, it is a type of temperature regulating and insulating clothing fabric.
. And, also, we can say that it is a fabric that resists dirt quite well.
Polyester garments have several advantages, so it is one of the most chosen workwear fabrics among our customers. We mainly highlight:
Its high resistance to wear and, therefore, its more excellent durability.
In addition, it requires ‘little’ care since washing, drying, and ironing are very easy to do.
On the other hand, it is a perfect material when it is cold since, although it is not breathable, it does not accumulate sweat and, therefore, the person stays dry all the time.
Within the winter polyester clothing, the best known are those made of polar fabric. It is a widely used option as it offers many benefits related to thermal comfort. However, it also has excellent disadvantages, such as the lack of perspiration that makes the sweat stays on the garment and get cold, affecting the user who uses it.
Grammage of the clothes
As we have mentioned above, there are fabrics such as cotton that can use at any time of the year. However, this statement is tricky. Not any cotton garment can be used indistinctly in any season. It will depend on the garment’s weight, a characteristic that is usually indicated in the description of the garments.
The grammage is a quality that indicates the weight in grams per square meter of fabric. It will depend, among other things, on the number of threads.
And, yes, we already know that you are wondering how you will know the grammage that you have to choose. A good guide is to keep in mind that a summer work shirt is usually between 120 and 200 grams per square meter of fabric.
So far, today’s article. We hope you liked it and, above all, that it is helpful to your workwear.
Now that you know the characteristics of each of the different clothing fabrics, you won’t need to be to keep warm. You will only need to combine the appropriate garments with the theory of the three layers we told you about in the article on thermal clothing.