Blended textile fibres refer to the addition or intertwining of two or more fibres into one. For example; the blending of cotton and polyester fibre, in any ratio, will produce a single yarn from which a blended textile can be produced.
Due to the advancement of the industry and introduction of more synthetic fibres the production of blended textiles evolved and continue to expand. The yarns and fabrics produced by blending combine a range of enhanced properties that otherwise could not be obtained through use of a single fibre yarn. The demand for blended textiles has also increased dramatically across the globe.
Reasons for Blending of Fibres:
1. For the advancement of technology within the industry
2. To improve the properties of textiles, making it more durable and creating a more
creative product that can include permanent pleats and creases.
3. Producing a multi-coloured textile with the use of different coloured fibres
4. To reduce or increase the value of a textiles, for example blending cotton with polyester produce a more cost effective textile, while combining cotton with silk will produces a costlier textile.
5. The demand for versatility and a more extensive ranges of textiles in the market.