After years of searching, you've finally found it: your new favorite sweater. It's love at first sight. It drapes in all the right places, the fabric feels like a warm hug, everyone wants—needs—to know where you got it. You throw it in the wash for the first time or pull it from your closet for a second wear, and bam! Annoying, ugly bumps have popped up all over your newfound closet staple. Before you toss it straight in the trash, however (the horror!), know that there is hope: It's time to enlist the best fabric shaver.
Research shows that cheaper fibers are being used in garment construction than the higher-quality filaments that were used years ago, leading to pilling—aka tiny lint balls that are are created from small knots of broken fibers. They can form on any fabric, but are most common on garments with blends of different fibers or knit fabrics. Fabric shavers are a great way to remove all those pesky pills, pulls and loose threads, leaving your knit good-looking, fresh and new.