Am I the only one who likes fashion yet knows nothing about it?
To me LACE IS LACE, I can't distinguish the difference between English or French or God knows what other laces out there. So when we decided to make a clothing business, I knew I had to know the different types of fabrics. Here is some of the conclusion I gathered:
Basically, there are 2 types of fabrics out there:
Some of natural fabrics are wool, cotton, silk, linen, and of course leather. Synthetic fabrics are polyester, chiffon, organza, nylon, and velvet. There are tons more but I'm going
to elaborate a bit further on the fabrics we consider using for our line. Mainly for economic consideration, but also versatility.
Our favorite among all forms of fabrics. This is the most common type of fabric used in clothes. Almost every clothes use cotton. It is the most soothing and safe fabric. Immense use of cotton fabric for infant s dresses or beddings is a live testimony of its softness and skin-friendliness. Cotton fabric has a distinctive feature that it adjusts easily with climatic requirements that is why it is called all-season fabric. In summer season cotton fabric keeps the body cool and absorbs the sweat easily whereas they give a warm feel if worn in winder season.
One of my favorite type of fabric: Silk. Known for its softness and beauty and luxurious look, it is one of the most expensive, fabric in the world. Silk was discovered during 2640 B.C. in china. Today there are different variety of silk available in the market like Chiffon, Georgette, Organza, Crepe de Chine, Duponi, Noil, Pongee, Shantung, Tussar, etc.
Chiffon basically refers to a light plain woven sheer fabric with a soft drape. Chiffon fabric can be manufactured using different fibers like silk or synthetic, cotton etc. but chiffon is generally associated with fibers like nylon or silk. Chiffon fabric can easily be dyed in contrast to any desired shade. Chiffon is used for bridal gowns and also appears in evening dresses, prom dresses, and scarves. Chiffon can be made using various materials like silk, polyester, or rayon. Chiffon fabric is a classic choice for manufacturing blouses and various types of dresses. Chiffon fabric adds a magical look to the dress and wearer's personality.
But, the best teacher is experience so I'm really excited for what we are going to face ahead of us.
N is going to shop this Saturday for some of the most gorgeous fabrics we decide we want to use on our clothing. I'll let her share on her experience on the next post
M and N