Its getting colder and, I see people wearing sweaters and coats, then I hear people talking about pilling of the fabrics.
First of all, “Pilling” is just a natural reaction of the fiber. One maybe stronger than the other, but YOU can prevent to have it less.
Like I always say, you think these fabrics should last forever without taking care of them.
In anything, there is a life span. More you take care of yourself, you may live longer. Sweater is just an another item, if you take care of it, it may last longer.
“Pills” are balls of tangled fibers that pop up on your clothes when the fabric rubs against itself or another material. Usually, you see them more around the neck, cuffs, armpit, bottom, elbow.
If you see them on your back, on your shoulders, you might be carrying a bag on your back or your shoulders.
You wouldn’t want to wear the same sweaters or the same coats everyday. You need to give it a rest. You won’t be able to see with the human eyes, but more you wear without of care, the fibers get loosen and tangled, create the small balls.
So, what do you need to do?
After you wore it for a whole day, take it off and you need to brush it. That’s all you have to do, gently brush your clothes with clothing brush.
If you would like to wash the item, turn it inside and out, put it into the laundry bag, hand wash it.
So, it is NOT so much about the fabric. It is about YOU, how much you take care of it.
How to get rid of them?
If the item was expensive and you care for it, then you may want to take your time getting rid of them by cutting one by one. If you don’t really care for it, you might want to use a kitchen sponge, and scrape them off, or some use a razor.
Of course, it all depends on the fiber, and how you take care of it. Like I said, some are stronger than the others. Natural fibers, mix fibers or man-made fibers, they all have characters. Some might say, cheap fabric would tend to have more. Expensive fabric would be pilling as well, if you don’t take care of it right.
The car wouldn't run smoothly if you don't change the oil regularly.