People like to wear T-shirts in summer. T-shirt fabrics are generally chosen to be comfortable, sweat-absorbent and breathable. Modal and Lycra are both commonly used fabrics for customized T-shirts, and many people can’t tell the difference between the two fabrics.
Lycra fabrics and modal have many similarities in characteristics, which can easily confuse people. Some people think that Modal is pure cotton Lycra, and some manufacturers often mix Modal and Lycra together to name a certain product. In fact, this view is wrong. Modal and Lycra fabrics have many different characteristics.
Lycra fabric is also called “Lajia” (the Cantonese pronunciation of Lycra) in the Cantonese-speaking area. It is a fabric made of spandex fiber (short for Spandex polyurethane fiber) and is called “Lajia” in the Mainland. Spandex fabric”. Spandex has great elasticity and good recovery after stretching is its biggest advantage.
Modal fiber is made from wood slurry produced in European shrubs and then processed through a special spinning process. It is a kind of cellulose fiber and is a pure man-made fiber. Modal has the softness of cotton, the luster of silk, and the smoothness of linen, and its water absorption and breathability are better than cotton.
The biggest difference between the two fabrics is that Modal can be made into clothing alone, while Lycra must be blended with other fibers. Modal is more suitable for underwear fabrics than Lycra because it is softer, breathable, close-fitting and 100% natural. Lycra is more elastic than modal, so Lycra is mostly used in clothing with strong shaping, such as body-shaping underwear, gymnastics suits, and swimsuits.