French terry made with cotton thread can absorb up to 27 times its weight in water! French terry is strong and can withstand most rubbing, tugging, twisting, pulling etc. without causing damage. Cons. Not as warm as fleece. Lightweight material wont feel as thick as sweatshirt fleece. Caring for French Terry. French terry cloth can be washed easily.
The fleece we will be talking about is mostly made up of 100% polyester (synthetic) fibers but at times may also contain other fibers like cotton, lycra, spandex, rayon . Fleece is a soft warm fabric with a napped surface which makes an inexpensive but more warmth giving alternative to wool.
Microfleece, also called polar fleece or simply fleece, is a soft, napped, synthetic wool material often made from polyester. It was first manufactured in 1979 by Malden Mills, now called Polartec LLC, but the company did not patent the product, with the result that there are now many different makers of polar fleece.
Sherpa fleece is a type of fabric made from polyester. It is a variant of stretch knit polyester fleece fabric. It has two distinct sides; one has a smooth knit side, and the other side has a texture intended to imitate the look and feel of a real sheep's fleece.
Bonded fleece typically means a fabric 9 could be fleece or another type of synthetic) attached to polar/blizzard fleece (typically). A good example is the sherpa fleece that looks like leather On one side and sheep wool on the other, but the entire fabric is synthetic.