Have you ever thought how many clothing fabrics are out on the market? Not only that there are lots, but just like everything else in the world right now, they are constantly increasing their number. For instance, have you seen the new massive trend of having everything PVC? There are now even clothes made out of nylon, cork and recycled materials. Indeed, the fashion industry never fails to amuse me when it comes to clothing material.
As there are so many different choices out there, it is often hard to decide what to go for. I absolutely adore the innovative material ideas, but they are not always so practical. For me the all times classic when it comes to clothing fabrics, especially during the winter months, is Wool. I assume it is not a surprise, as it is renowned for its warmth and crease resistance. There are of course many more reasons why the wool fabric is always within my top priorities!
To start with, it is a clothing fabric with one of the longest histories, dating back to the mediaeval times. Wool is not only one of the most popular materials when it comes to the fashion industry, but it is also one of the most comfortable. What I also appreciate a lot of the fabric is that it is hypoallergenic, which for me is extremely important, as I have very sensitive skin.
An interesting fact about Wool is that it mainly consists of protein, which makes it so distinct from other clothing fabrics. It is also elastic, which is an exception for an animal product. Another of its great qualities is that it has a lower rate of heat release than cotton for instance, and does not melt.
Another reason why I like it so much is in fact, that it is a 100% natural product, which means that once disposed of it won´t rot for centuries without dissolving itself as is the case with most of the artificial clothing fabrics, such as nylon? In fact, wool is completely environmentally friendly, which is another reason why I love the fabric so much – who else is having the PRO GREEN – SAVE THE WORLD ATTITUDE? I understand that the price of a fashion item is very crucial in the current overloading with products market, but we should also take comfort and sustainability into consideration when choosing our fabrics!
In addition, there are lots of different types of luxury wool, such as merino wool, worsted wool, or cashmere wool. Available in a range of weaves, designs and colours, wool fabrics are mainly used for overcoats and dresses, and are even a popular choice for home textiles. In addition, exclusive wool fabrics are the go-to options for creating luxury suits, jackets, skirts and sweatshirts. You can also use them for finishing your silky or cotton outfit to give it a couture vibe.
All the great qualities of the wool fabric explain why in 2018 we see the fabric hitting the catwalks once again. This year, they are all about angora and camel wool that will be applied in a number of various garments and types of wear.
Tina J xx