It is a recognised fact that knitted garments are prone to pilling/bobbling but this does not necessarily mean the fabric is faulty. Pilling can be caused by any of the following –
External friction, heat generated by the individual when the garment is worn, washing the garment at the incorrect temperature and/or with other garments that rub against the fabric ie towels, tumble drying.
Sometimes pilling appears after a short period of wear, but if the garment is washed as soon as they appear , it will often become smooth again. This is a similar principle to that of the fluff that appears after laying a new carpet. Use of a pilling comb is also recommended. Once the initial pilling fibres have been removed, they are unlikely to reappear.
Care of your garments to avoid pilling:
1. Wash your clothes inside out
2. Wash on a short, delicate cycle
3. Use gentle, liquid non-bio detergent
4. Wash separately
6. Air dry your clothes
7. Brush regularly
8. And if pills do appear, use a special pilling comb or bobble remover