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New Fabrics F/W 18

 

For Fall/Winter 18 I’ve chosen some new fabrics to work with.  Keeping in mind sustainability, comfort, and ease of care. I’ve gotten to the point with my wardrobe where I have my favorite pieces of clothing that I wear again and again.  Many of them are pieces from this collection.  I ask a lot of them and I expect them to be there for me! I’m also willing to treat them with the respect they deserve. Starting with good quality fabrics and then caring for them correctly is good practice.

 

Bamboo jersey blend 

Bamboo 66% cotton 28% spandex 6%

This jersey has a very soft feel and beautiful drape.  It feels amazing on the skin. Bamboo is naturally hypoallergenic, moisture absorbent and quick drying. It has antibacterial qualities that hold up through washings.  Bamboo grown for fabric matures in 2 years, it doesn’t require pesticides to grow quickly and strongly. This jersey is easy to care for, best to wash cold and air dry.

 

Bamboo French Terry Blend

Bamboo 66% cotton 28% spandex 6%

The bamboo french terry blend has the same soft feel and beautiful drape as the jersey.  It’s a french terry, smooth on one side and looped on the other. This fabric works great for warmer tops and dresses.  The care is the same as the jersey, wash on cold, air dry.

Organic Cotton knit

100% GOTS certified organic cotton

The organic cotton knit I’ve chosen is an interlock. Interlock is the tightest knit, gives the smoothest surface and the finest hand. It’s a bit thicker and more structured than a jersey. Super soft and luxurious, it feels great on the skin.  This fabric holds up with washings, get this fabric into your capsule wardrobe! Easy care, machine wash cold and tumble or air dry.

 

Cotton French Terry

100% cotton

I am in love with this fabric.  It’s a conventional cotton but of great quality.  It’s very thick and warm, the looped side is non uniform, giving it a very interesting texture. It holds it’s shape well and holds up to washings.  It feels very substantial, an elevated french terry for sure. Easy care, machine wash cold and tumble or air dry.

 

Bull Denim

100% cotton

I’ve tested so many denims!  I love a non-stretch denim and this is my favorite.  This fabric is often referred to as “tough as nails” while still being extremely soft.  It comes in many colors, I’ve chosen to start with the cocoa, a gorgeous shade of brown that mixes well with greys, blacks, and pops of color.  This fabric is a conventional cotton, but it’s tough and will stand up to many washings and wears. A lot of mileage to be had. Simple care, machine wash cold and tumble or air dry.

 

Stretch Denim

94%cotton 6%lycra

I go back and forth with stretch denim… but I like this one.  It’s a very dark navy, midweight, and works great for the high waist wide leg pants.  The fabric has a good amount of stretch, good for fluctuating bodies and comfort in general.  It’s a conventional cotton but will stand up well to washing and wearing and wearing. Simple care, machine wash cold and tumble dry or air dry.  

 

Care

For washing I recommend a plant derived laundry detergent, free of dyes and hypoallergenic.  Washing on cold is better for most fabrics.  Air dry when possible.  All items in my shop have care instructions within the listing.  

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