4-way poly spandex fabric and how to recognize it
4-way poly spandex fabric is a fabric made from polyester yarn with the ability to stretch in both horizontal and vertical direction. 4-way poly spandex fabric is soft, breathable, elastic and easy to move. It is commonly used to produce sportswear, t-shirts, gym pants, swimwear and other fashion products. With multi-way stretch, 4-way poly spandex fabric helps the wearer feel more comfortable and flexible when active.
There are several ways to identify 4-way poly spandex:
- 1. Feel: 4-way poly spandex fabric has multi-way stretch, so when you stretch and stretch the fabric, you will feel it has good elasticity and soft stretch.
- 2. See the label: On the product label, it is common to note the type of fabric used. If the label says "polyester 4-way stretch", "polyester/spandex blend", "polyester/Lycra blend" or "polyester/elastane blend" it is probably a 4-way poly spandex.
- 3. Stretch test: If you are not sure about the fabric you are looking at, you can test the stretch of the fabric by pulling and stretching the fabric both horizontally and vertically. If the fabric stretches easily in both directions, it's probably a 4-way poly spandex.
- 4. Ask the seller: If you buy fabric at a store or online, you can ask the seller to determine the type of fabric you are buying.