- Published on Tuesday, 07 May 2013 17:00
Companies continue to favor polyester for its durability and low cost. Makers are also investing in imported embroidery machines to create vivid 3D details.
- Polyester models dominate: Most makers prefer polyester thread because it is more durable and costs less than alternatives. The yarn has a dry strength value of 3.8 to 5.3, which is higher than viscose’s 2 to 2.5. The latter is another commonly used material in the line. Additionally, polyester is about 70 percent less expensive than viscose. Some companies adopt cotton yarn as well.
- 3D designs: Suppliers are investing in imported 3D embroidery machines as these yield high stitch densities. The result are patches with clearer 3D impressions. To enhance the puffed appearance, some companies are employing PVC foam for the base.
- Plant-inspired themes: Many of the latest releases come in floral and fruit motifs, including roses and strawberries. Cartoon character and skeleton designs are likewise gaining traction. Corporate emblems and logos, however, continue to constitute the bulk of output.
- Ornate pieces: Manufacturers are increasingly turning out models embellished with sequins, coiled tape and beads. The last is often sewn by hand.
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