Are you going to make a piece of clothing or a collection to be used during a specific season of the year and don't know what steps or aspects you have to consider to be able to choose the ideal fabric? We can help with that!
We know that learning how to choose fabrics is an essential part of the entire creation process, and this has the power to change the satisfactory result we want, this because each type of clothing has different needs according to the intended use, model and applications that will be later made.
First of all, you should keep in mind that the type of fabric chosen is what will determine the fit of the piece, that is, light and fresh pieces are usually produced with cotton fabrics or have natural fibers in their composition. On the other hand, tighter garments are usually made from fabrics with elastane and have characteristics that provide good elasticity to the garment.
In addition to this, you should also know the season and the type of weather where the garment will be used. This means that, winter garments require heavier and warmer fabrics, while summer garments can be made of cooler, permeable and looser fabrics.
However, each different piece of clothing can also define the type of fabric in which it should be made. Here are some examples:
- Casual clothes (such as loose blouses and dresses): they are normally made in light fabrics;
- Structured clothing (such as skirts, pants and blazers): these are usually made from woven fabric;
- Warmer clothes (coats, overcoats and thermal clothes): they are normally made in heavier fabrics.
Finally, it is also important to guarantee the sustainability of the garments you will produce.
The importance of sustainability in fashion is evident and a popular topic these days, so when choosing fabrics for your new clothing collection, remember to evaluate the quality and sustainability of the raw material in question. If you want to produce a sustainable collection, you must choose eco-friendly fabrics such as organic linen, lyocell, econyl or pinãtex.