Fleece coat  Image courtesy of alexisdc at FreeDigitalPhotos.netWith autumn in the rear-view mirror and winter upon us, temperatures are dropping. People are adding an extra layer of clothing in the morning as they prepare for their morning commutes—outerwear. A favorite type of outerwear is polar fleece. Polar fleece fabrics are made of a knit construction with a brushed or napped finish.

Because of the nature of the fabric construction, garments made from this fabric tend to pill during wear and handling. No matter what care procedure recommended (dry cleaning or washing), clean polar fleece in a net bag to minimize further pilling. To smooth the nap and improve the appearance of the garment after cleaning, use a soft brush during finishing.