Synthetic blend

What is a synthetic blend?

A synthetic blend in fabric and textile manufacturing refers to a fabric type developed by combining synthetic fibers and natural fibers. By doing so, you get to experience the benefits of both fabrics and cover up any existing issues in the fabrics.

What are some common synthetic blend fibers?

Synthetic blend fibers have a variety of offerings, but let’s look at some of the most used and loved synthetic blend fibers.


This synthetic fiber blend combines nylon and wool fibers to create softer, elastomer, and durable wool. It is often used to create socks and outdoor apparel.

Acrylic Wool

Wool attracts moths, and this is where the acrylic wool blend helps. This fiber can provide repellent to moths and other insects and better durability. You can find this synthetic blend fabric in blankets and sweaters.


Spandex is a fabric with better stretchability. It is combined with cotton to develop a stretchable cotton-based fabric. You can often find spandex-cotton synthetic blends in stretchable jeans and activewear clothing.


Polyester fabric is resistant to wrinkles and keeps the form longer. The polyester-cotton synthetic blend is quite common, providing a soft fabric like cotton with better wrinkle resistance. Poly-cotton is commonly used in t-shirts, dress shirts, and other items.

What are the advantages of using a synthetic blend?

Synthetic blends are used more than pure fabrics because they greatly benefit manufacturers and customers. Let’s explore some of these benefits of synthetic blend fabrics.

Better Comfort

When natural fibers are mixed with synthetic fibers, comfort improves greatly. Poly-cotton shirts are much longer-lasting than pure cotton or pure polyester shirts because they are quite comfortable and soft against the skin.


Pure natural fabrics don’t have the best durability levels, so synthetic blends are developed. With such blends, the new fabric becomes highly durable, and you can use it longer.

Wrinkle Resistance

Synthetic fibers like polyester are wrinkle-resistant, and when they are added to other fabrics, they carry these properties, making the new fabric wrinkle-resistant and giving it a better shine.