Fast fashion is everywhere and it shows in the quality of our clothing. For some of us, the clothes we buy are only good for one season out of one year and then they go straight into the bin only to be replaced by the next season’s trend. It can be an aggravating experience but the best way to break the cycle is by purchasing fewer items made with high-quality fabrics. You may ask how you can get the most for your money, and get the most out of wearing these items no matter the season...Here are a few fabrics to consider:
The best way to break the cycle is by purchasing fewer items made with high-quality fabrics.
It’s softer than cotton with a silky texture that makes it one of the most comfortable fabrics you can wear. It is resistant to wrinkling, antibacterial, which reduces odor, and is naturally wicking pulling moisture away from your skin to keep you drier.
Clothing made from 100% cotton, especially organic and not blends are wonderfully breathable and insulative fabric. This means that they not only help keep you warm in the winter, but also cool in the summer, and if you buy pieces that allow you to layer, all the better.
Just like cotton, linen is lightweight, natural, and breathable. Clothing made from linen will keep you cool in the summer, and when layered with cotton pieces can keep you warm in the winter. Linen also has the added benefit of repelling insects which makes it a fantastic option for those buggy spring and summer months.
When we think of wool we typically think of winter, and when it's cold outside layering with wool can be a truly amazing way to stay warm, but it’s not only good for winter. Worsted wools are lighter in weight and breathable and are used to make blazers and pants which can be worn year round. Fabrics made from 100% wool are often water resistant and most riding cloaks and even the great plaids of Scotland were traditionally made of wool for this very reason. Layering wool with other fabrics is a time-honored way to stay warm while still being able to remain comfortable during those transitional times of year where the temperatures can fluctuate wildly throughout the day.
If you want to break the fast-fashion cycle begin by shopping for clothing made from quality fabrics that can be worn year round! At Biita we offer these timeless pieces that will last you for years to come.