You may have heard the words “knit” or “woven” when searching through various fabrics, buying cloth wipes, or even when clothes shopping. What’s the difference between the two, and does it really matter if you choose knit or woven cloth for a specific application?
Most people don’t really know the difference between knit and woven fabrics; this difference, however, can be important if you need to use cloth wipes for a specific application. The basic difference between the two types is that knit cloth wipes are created from one continuous thread, while woven have criss-crossed threads. What makes this difference important is that knit cloth wipes are more pliable and flexible than woven cloth wipes.
So, how does this come into play with your intended application? Due to the durability of woven fabrics, you may find that they are going to last longer with regular use. The don’t stretch like knit cloth wipes will and can sustain more wear and tear over a period of time. Knit fabrics, however, can be ideal for applications that require gentle cleaning or require some absorption in order to achieve the best results. The type of fabric used, such as cotton or wool, will also affect the desired outcome.
At Cottonall, we have both woven and knit cloth wipes for you to choose from, and we’ll ship them to you in bulk at wholesale prices. If you aren’t sure what you need for your business, our knowledgeable staff will be happy to recommend the cloth wipes that make sense for your application. Contact us today to learn more.