All You Ever Wanted to Know About Fabrics

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RTE Brainstorm, Updated / Wednesday, 13 Jan 2021 15:49


When it comes to fashion, the behaviour of many consumers has changed. Indeed, how we approach seasonality, price, quality and daily dressing may also have changed. For those looking to shop and dress more consciously, with sustainability and long term wear in mind, understanding the make-up of our garments with a particular focus on fabric is key. It is important to understand that fabrics are judged on length, width, strength, moisture regain, flammability, bend ability and elasticity of fibres. The end use of the product will dictate the kind of fibre attributes needed.