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.
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
The napped fabric, when rubbed either against itself or other objects,
will cause the longer fibers to interlock or knot, and form small
does the D-Fuzz-ItŪ Sweater/Fabric Comb work?
The D-Fuzz-ItŪ 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
Lots of fibers pill! Originally, the D-Fuzz-ItŪ 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-ItŪ 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-ItŪ 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-ItŪ Sweater/Fabric Comb on
the inside or unobtrusive area before using it on the whole garment.
pilling mean the fabric isnt 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.
can I carry D-Fuzz-ItŪ Sweater/Fabric Comb in my store?
Check the overview of our product
styles. Then, contact us.
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
Can I have D-Fuzz-ItŪ Sweater/Fabric Comb customized for my company?
Sure! We are delighted to help you design a D-Fuzz-ItŪ 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-ItŪ
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!