Base of clothes consists of textures so it is very important to get know its characteristics better in purpose to learn to choose quality texture.
Today, on textures market is huge supply of mixture textures ( 45-55% cotton, rest are various artificial textures ) and artificial textures. The main reason for that is lower quantity of natural resources for production of natural textures. Still, from full supply we should try to find if not clothes made from natural textures then at least with smaller percentage of mix with artificial textures. In natural textures pertain cotton, silk, linen, viscose, wool, leather, till in artificial textures pertain all compounds made from chemical and industrial manufacturing such as various synthetics fibers, polyester, poliamid, gum, shiny textures and other artificial mixtures.
Why is it important to educate or learn more about materials from which our clothes are produced, and we buy/receive and wear? Because of three reasons: healthful, hygienic and esthetic. Healthful, because our skin has to breath and get enough oxygen for normal function, not to sweat too much when also get out bad smell till to have some allergies, skin problems and diseases. Second reason is hygienic means on which way you take care of textures as also hygiene of your body. And the third reason is esthetic, how materials react on atmospherics and on our bodies after some time period.
How to make difference between natural and artificial textures? Through their characteristics. Even though, today manufacturing is becoming more and more technologically accomplished in that manner that even texture experts can’t recognize difference between them, still below the hand you can feel the difference. I had that luck that this knowledge about textures that I have today, I got from childhood, and I grow up and develop with it. Because of that, I gladly share it with you.:) Natural textures are soft, pleasant and don’t scratch below the hand. Body can breath under them, you don’t sweat much, there are no unpleasant smells and all because body normally function. You can’t feel any scratch or unpleasant feeling on your skin and there are no skin diseases. I recommend, especially for underwear and socks ( items that go directly on our skin ) to be made of mixtures with minimum 55-60% of cotton or from pure natural textures. Artificial textures, in comparison with natural, are rough, scratch or make disruption of pleasant feeling below hand and often are shiny and very elastic. It’s very warm under them, we sweat a lot and smell badly. Itching, redness and allergy are most of the time their faithful followers as also possibility of developing skin diseases. They should use rarely, not directly on skin and in mixture with natural textures in percentage not bigger than 45%.
All of this above serve us to better recognize quality item made from quality material, through his persistence, unchangeability in length and width with period of time till fashion designer’s precise construction and skilled hands that sewing it, stitch, seam, thread route, etc. That theme know much better my colleagues, fashion designers.:)
I hope that this text will be useful and that will open one new world about textures to you. To be aware of things around you and on you, what you put on, everyone need from time to time.
Till next blog,