It’s no secret that women spend a lot of time and money on clothes. In fact, some people even say that it takes up the majority of their budget! So what does this mean for you? Well, it means that if you want to get more bang for your buck when buying clothing, then you need to understand fabrics. Clothing made from different types of fabrics will look different in terms of design and fit; they might also be priced differently. This blog post is meant to help give you an overview about common multi fiber fabric weaves so that next time you are out shopping for clothes, at least one decision won’t be so hard – what fabric do I buy?
The first fabric that we’ll look at is rayon. Rayon clothing can be made from either natural or synthetic fibers, and it’s often woven with cotton to create a soft feel for the wearer. The cool thing about this type of combination is that when you put on clothes made out of these fabrics, they will breathe well in warm weather because the cotton allows air flow through your garments. If heat tends to bother you while wearing your clothes during summer months then this might be one option worth considering!
percale: A percale weave tends to be very smooth and soft for the wearer due, in part, to how tightly it’s woven together. This type of fabric is often used when creating sheets because it doesn’t bunch up as much at night while you sleep- making it feel more comfortable than cotton or rayon bedsheets would (but that’s just my opinion!) The fabric has great breathability since its fibers have larger spaces between them on either side of the weft thread; this allows air flow through the material and helps keep both skin and clothes cooler. In addition to being well suited for warmer climates like LA, percale is a very popular choice in hotel linens because of its durability and ability to be laundered easily.
linen: linen (which comes from flax). Linen is great for warmer climates because it has an excellent breathability rating- meaning it wicks away moisture quickly so you won’t sweat as much, which keeps skin cool. It also dries quickly, which means you’re not always carrying around a wet linen shirt in your bag! This fabric feels more textured than cotton- linen has an uneven surface with small bumps that help provide some traction while you’re wearing the garment. You’ll also find that it’s amazingly durable- no matter how many times you wash your shirt made from 100% linen, it will hold up really well! That being said, if you do accidentally put too much water on this material when washing (or get it caught on something), then there’s nothing for the fibers to cling onto so they just slide away causing shrinkage; which means that every time you launder your clothes or towels made out of 100% linen, you have to start with a cool spin cycle and adjust the water level accordingly so as not to cause shrinkage.
cotton: Cotton is another fabric that’s very popular among hotels- it offers softness against your skin and superior durability since cotton fiber has natural elasticity; which means even after repeated washing cycles, this material will cling back onto itself for every time you dry or wet clean them (unless they are 100% polyester). This also makes it an excellent choice for people who suffer from allergies! With its hypoallergenic properties, if someone suffers from sensitive skin then they can feel good about wearing one of these garments. The only drawback in using cotton is that because all those fibers get caught up in one another, it can be difficult to remove lint and pet hair from them.
rayon: Rayon is a plant-derived fabric that’s very lightweight! Unlike cotton or polyester which are heavier materials, this textile has the appearance of silk while still maintaining its softness; meaning you don’t have to worry about wrinkles forming on your clothes when wearing these garments for an extended period of time. There are many different types of rayons though such as viscose (which feels like silk), modal (nice stretch) and lyocell which works well in warm weathers because they absorb less perspiration than other fabrics. The only drawback with this material is that most rayons require dry cleaning so you’ll want to make sure to research the type of fabric you’re looking for before buying it!
Rayon is a plant-derived fabric that’s very lightweight! Unlike cotton or polyester which are heavier materials, this textile has the appearance of silk while still maintaining its softness; meaning you don’t have to worry about wrinkles forming on your clothes when wearing these garments for an extended period of time. There are many different types of rayons though such as viscose (which feels like silk), modal (nice stretch) and lyocell which works well in warm weathers because they absorb less perspiration than other fabrics. The only drawback with this material is that most rayons require dry cleaning so you’ll want to make sure to research the type of rayon you’re buying before purchasing it!
Linen is a fabric made from spun fibers of the flax plant, making this material very breathable and lightweight. It’s also long lasting so if you have the opportunity to buy clothes with linen on them then do so as they’ll last much longer than most fabrics. The downside though? Because linen doesn’t stretch like other materials, your body shape will be more obvious in these garments; meaning that those who wish to hide their figure might not want to wear this type of fabric since it accentuates curves for both men and women alike!