The plant-based, smooth natural fiber is extremely skin-friendly as it creates a balanced skin climate and does not irritate the skin. It is therefore also recommended for allergy sufferers. Through special treatments such as: B. mercerization can increase the benefits of cotton.
Viscose fibers consist of dissolved cellulose and are very similar to cotton fibers. The structure of the cellulose is optimized through a chemical process, giving the viscose a soft, light drape.
The natural plant fiber has a smooth surface, which makes the fabric feel fresh and cool in summer and warm in winter. Linen ensures a balanced skin climate and is therefore very skin-friendly. It creases a lot and is very popular for layering.
Silk is an animal fiber. It is obtained from the cocoons of silkworms. Silk is the only continuous textile fiber found in nature and consists mainly of protein. No textile fiber can compete with the wearing comfort of silk. Good silk is expensive and still a luxury product. Apart from the somewhat complex care, silk has some excellent properties: Silk is light and comfortable, rarely wrinkles and insulates very well. The material shimmers and shines beautifully and absorbs dyes very well, which means you can dye it particularly brilliantly. It is also the strongest known natural fiber in the world.
The Cashmere wool (also known as Cashmere) is a very fine and soft natural fiber, which from the underfur of cashmere goat (carp goat) is won. Only the goat's particularly fine underhair (duvet) is processed; it has a diameter of 15 - 19 micrometers. The coarse guard hair (awns), on the other hand, is sorted out. Cashmere wool is one of the best because of its fine fibers Fine wool with very good heat retention properties and low weight. It is one of the most valuable and expensive natural fibers.
Merino wool is a particularly high-quality wool that is obtained by shearing Merino sheep. It impresses with its exceptional wearing properties: no scratching, cooling in summer, warming in winter and therefore perfect in every season. Merino wool “doesn’t stink” – external influences, such as smells when cooking or heavy sweating, don’t affect the noble thread. A quick airing of the garment is enough to make it fresh again. Dirt practically rolls off. At the same time, it protects against UV rays - like a 40+ sunscreen. Tingling due to electrostatic charge, unsightly wrinkles and lint? Just as flammability is excluded - even firefighters rely on protective clothing made from merino wool.
These tissues are often referred to as “crashed”. It is characterized by a matte, grainy surface. The best known are probably Crêpe Georgette and Crêpe Marocain, which stand out due to their flowing drape and are not transparent.
One of the most feminine fabrics is chiffon, loved for its elegant transparency. Thanks to the light plain weave, the fabric has a flowing, soft feel and can be made of polyester or silk.
The triumph of nylon stockings at the beginning of the 1950s changed the textile industry - unimaginable if women still only had to wear silk stockings. Nylon is the brand name of a chemical fiber, is made of polyamide and is extremely stretchy.
It is particularly characterized by its very high elastic stretch. The fiber retains its strength and therefore does not lose its shape or color even after frequent washing. Lycra is a trademarked premium version of spandex.
The fiber has been greatly optimized in recent years, so that it is sometimes preferred over e.g. B. Cotton. Because it dries quickly and has good breathability. The most important criterion for a good ecological balance of clothing is longevity. From an environmental perspective, polyester, with its above-average durability and durability, even performs better than conventional natural fibers.