My company supplies an item with an agreed spec of 90% poly/10% cotton. A random test showed the item weighed significantly less which caused a huge problem. I realize there are a lot of variables that go into the weight of a fabric, but I am the only person at my company who believes fiber content has something to do with the fluctuation. Am I wrong? It seems very logical to me that a decrease in cotton is what caused the test to fail and substituting a new fabric at 82/18 will weigh more because there is 8% more cotton. Controlling the weight means controlling the fiber content. Am I wrong? Why does everyone keep telling me material breakdown and weight have no correlation?
I think you know what to do. Leave your responses as to whether fiber content affects fabric weight and why or why not in comments. We’ll be giving away a prize to the first most complete answer; a copy of Patternmaking in Practice donated by Lisa Bloodgood. Good luck everyone!
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