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D-FUZZ-IT®
Sweater and Fabric Comb

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  What is pilling?
Why does pilling happen?
How does the D-Fuzz-It® Sweater/Fabric Comb work?
Which fabrics/fibers pill?
Does pilling mean the fabric isn’t a good quality?
How can I carry the D-Fuzz-It® Sweater/Fabric Comb in my store?
How do I know which packaging style is best for my company or store?
Can I have D-Fuzz-It® Sweater/Fabric Comb customized for my company?

Isn't there a battery-operated pilling remover?
 
 
 


What is pilling?

Pilling (or fuzzballs) are those little balls that form on a knitted fabric due to use. Sometimes these fuzzballs are called pillballs as they resemble a small medicine pill.

Why does pilling happen?
In all napped fabrics, fibers of different lengths protrude above the fabrics. These fibers impart a soft fluffy “hand” to the fabrics. Some of these fibers are longer than others, as illustrated below.

The napped fabric, when rubbed either against itself or other objects, will cause the longer fibers to interlock or knot, and form small fuzz-balls.

How does the D-Fuzz-It® Sweater/Fabric Comb work?
The D-Fuzz-It® Sweater and Fabric Comb will catch these fuzz balls and brush them from the fabric. After a few removals of this matting, pilling, or fuzz balls, the longer fibers will all have been leveled - at this time the fabric will have fibers of virtually equal length protruding. The shorter, equal length fibers do not have a tendency to pill, and the fabric will then be almost pill proof.

Which fabrics/fibers pill?
Lots of fibers pill! Originally, the D-Fuzz-It® Sweater/Fabric Comb was intended for use on wool, cashmere and acrylic garments. However, we have discovered that it works on many more types of fibers.

People use the D-Fuzz-It® Sweater/Fabric Comb on blankets, needlepoint (removes loose threads) and lots of other ways (including removing cat/dog hair). If you have discovered another use for it, let us know. We love hearing your stories!

Generally, the D-Fuzz-It® Sweater/Fabric Comb is less suitable for use on cotton as cotton is soft but not fuzzy! Of course, as with all garment care, try the D-Fuzz-It® Sweater/Fabric Comb on the inside or unobtrusive area before using it on the whole garment.

Does pilling mean the fabric isn’t a good quality?
Not at all! Many of the finest fabrics in the world pill. It is a part of the natural process of wearing a luxurious knit garment.

How can I carry D-Fuzz-It® Sweater/Fabric Comb in my store?
Check the overview of our product styles. Then, contact us.

You have so many different packaging styles. How do I know which is best for my company or store?
If you need help deciding which would be best for you, contact us.

Can I have D-Fuzz-It® Sweater/Fabric Comb customized for my company?
Sure! We are delighted to help you design a D-Fuzz-It® Sweater/Fabric Comb that is just right for your needs. Please take a look at some of our comb and packaging custom options. Contact us and we will be happy to go over any of the details.

Isn't there a battery-operated pilling remover?
Yes, there is. However, we are biased in favor of the D-Fuzz-It® Sweater/Fabric Comb. Maybe because it is smaller, lighterweight, doesn't require batteries and is less expensive. Or maybe we like it better because it works better - according to our own experience and unsolicited testimonials!

 

 
 

The possibilities are endless!

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