What is Brushing?

Brushing is a textile finishing technique that adds a fuzzy, velvety texture to fabrics. By running a fabric over a wire brush-covered roller, brushing raises and lifts the fibers on the fabric's surface, creating a soft and plush feel.

When fibers on the surface of a fabric are brushed, they become raised and create a soft, fluffy texture. This process can be done on different types of fabrics, including wool, cotton, and synthetics such as polyester and nylon.

Brushed fabrics are used in a variety of products due to their benefits, such as increased warmth, softness, and moisture absorption. For example, brushed cotton sheets can provide extra warmth and comfort during colder months. In addition to practical benefits, brushed fabrics can also have a unique appearance, such as a velvet-like texture or a suede-like finish.

The brushing process can be combined with other finishing processes, such as shearing or singeing, to create different surface textures and finishes. Shearing involves cutting the raised fibers to create a smooth surface, while singeing involves burning off the loose fibers to create a smooth and shiny surface.