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Sweaters have deep tradition in fashion and identity. Classics like the Aran sweater (jumper) with symbolic raised cable patterns are treasured and passed down for generations. The letter sweater is actually preceded the coveted letter man jacket. Christmas sweaters may be topic of endless jokes but they still sell out every year. And surely you remember Mr. Roger’s famous red cardigan sweater? Are you convinced? Can you see how effective sweaters can be as identity apparel?
9 Terms to Know When Shopping for Corporate Sweaters
Wool – Natural fabric that offers durability and natural year round moisture absorption. Special laundering may be necessary.
Acrylic – Less expensive synthetic fabric. Easily laundered. Prone to pilling and stretching.
Cotton – Breathable natural and soft fabric. Prone to fading and shrinking.
Rib Knit – Fabric with knit pattern characterized by a distinct vertically ridged pattern.
Jersey Stitch – Stretchy fabric with knit pattern resulting in a smooth surface as with tee shirts.
Pique Stitch – Fabric most know for polo shirts. Characterized by bumpy chord patterns, often waffle or diamond shape.
Sweater Vest – Sweater of any fabric or neck style without sleeves. Usually worn with a base shirt underneath.
Twinset – Popular corporate look for ladies that pairs a matching cardigan and pullover sweater.
Cardigan – Sweater that opens and closes down the front. Usually with one or more buttons or a zipper.