How to help keep your sweaters (and other fabrics) from pilling
All fabrics may pilll as a result of fibers stretching and breaking from friction. Clothes rub against themselves while you’re wearing them and other fabrics during the washing and drying process. Fight the pilling with tips from Downy.
Know thy friend: Fabric Conditioner
Know thy fabrics: Buying tips
Synthetic fabrics—especially blends mixing multiple types of fibers—are more likely to result in pilling than are pure, natural fabrics, like wool and cotton. Also, the looser the weave, the more prone the fabric will be to pilling, which is why you hear about "sweater fuzz" instead of "jeans fuzz."
Save the shave
If you’re looking for solutions to salvage an already-pilled sweater, you can use a sweater shaver or sweater stone, but these “hacks” only treat the symptom and not the cause. Downy Fabric Conditioner helps to prevent the damage in the first place.
Protect your clothes with Downy
Did you know?
Downy helps protect your clothes from 50 mph spinning in your washing machine.
Downy helps protect your clothes from 60 times the G Force of a space rocket launch.
Downy helps protect your clothes from a dryer hot enough to cook ribs.