You’ll always see in our product descriptions a little something about the fabric used for our products. These days, plush and fleece seem to be all the rage. What exactly is the difference, you wonder?
Let’s first look at how they are alike (just like your homework in 4th Grade!). Both plush and fleece fabric are typically made from 100% polyester. They are both quite warm and soft. In terms of care, the garments are washed the same way and both dry pretty quickly.
The main difference between plush and fleece is the softness. If you put fabric on a softness scale, cotton would be about a 5; fleece would be a 7; and plush would be a 9.5. Fleece pants and footie pajamas are soft, no doubt. Quite cozy too, as we can say from experience. Plush pants and robes, on the other hand are really, super duper, uber soft.
The actual fibers on plush are longer- think about stuffed animals, where a fleece tends to have shorter fibers. Both are great for the cold and are cozy- one is just a little more luxurious to the touch!