What is Lining, Padding, Sherpa and Shell Fabric?

Posted by Firoz Kabir on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 0

Lining: Lining is a fabric other than shell fabric generally used in jacket, coat, overcoat or trouser. For making warm cloth lining is used under main fabric in a garment. Usually knitted fabrics are used as lining to make Jeans, polyester blended linings are used to coat or overcoat. Single jersey, Double jersey, Fleece or Sherpa is used as lining which are attached with shell fabric through stitching.

Padding: Padding is another kind of fabric used in middle part of jacket, overcoat  as well as coat. Polyester made padding is of low ounce generally used between shell fabric and lining part of these garments.

Shell Fabric: The fabric which is used as main fabrication in lining or padding containing cloth are known as shell fabric. Denim fabrics are frequently used as shell fabric in case of denim jacket or jeans trousers. For overcoat and coat, the blended high quality fabrics comparatively costly than other fabric like as lining or padding are used as shell fabric.

Sherpa: Sherpa material is a kind of fabric made of 70% acrylic and 30% polyester. Sherpa lining is a nubby, soft pile material and provides a lot of warmth. The jackets made with Sherpa have Sherpa insulation in the body covered with nylon quilt lining in the sleeves.

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Md. Firoz Kabir(M.Sc in Textile Engineering)

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