Sizes & materials
The plant-based, smooth natural fiber is extremely skin-friendly, as it creates a balanced skin climate and the skin is not irritated. It is therefore also recommended for allergy sufferers. Special treatments such as B. mercerising, the benefits of cotton can be enhanced.
Viscose fibers consist of dissolved cellulose and are very similar to cotton fibers. The structure of the cellulose is optimized through a chemical process, which gives the viscose a soft, light drape.
The plant-based natural fiber has a smooth surface, which makes the fabric feel fresh and cool in summer and warms it in winter. Linen ensures a balanced skin climate and is therefore very skin-friendly. It wrinkles badly and is very popular in the layered look.
Silk is an animal fiber. It is obtained from the cocoons of the silkworm. Silk is the only naturally occurring continuous textile fiber and consists mainly of protein. No textile fiber can compete with the comfort of silk. Good silk is expensive and still a luxury product. Apart from the somewhat laborious maintenance, silk has some excellent properties: Silk is light and comfortable, rarely tends to wrinkle and insulates very well. The material shimmers and shines very nicely and absorbs dyes very well, which means that it can be colored 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 come from the undercoat of the Cashmere goat (carpa hircus) is won. Only the particularly fine under hair of the goat (duvet) is processed, it has a diameter of 15-19 micrometers. The coarse outer hair (awns), on the other hand, is sorted out. Due to its fine fibers, cashmere wool is one of the Noble 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 the merino sheep. It impresses with its extraordinary wearing properties: no scratching, cooling in summer, warming in winter and therefore perfect in every season. Merino wool "does not stink" - external influences such as smells when cooking or heavy sweating do not affect the fine thread. A quick airing of the garment is enough and it is fresh again, dirt practically rolls off it. At the same time, it protects against UV rays - like a 40+ sunscreen. Tingling due to electrostatic charge, unsightly wrinkles and lint? Just as excluded as flammability - even firefighters rely on protective clothing made of merino wool.
These tissues are often referred to as "crashed". It is characterized by a matte, grainy surface. The best known are probably crepe georgette and crepe marocain, which are noticeable because of their flowing drape and are not transparent.
One of the most feminine fabrics is chiffon, which is loved for its elegant transparency. Thanks to the light plain weave, the fabric falls smoothly and can be made of polyester or silk.
The triumphant advance of nylon stockings at the beginning of the 1950s changed the textile industry - unthinkable if women would still only have to wear silk stockings. Nylon is the brand name of a chemical fiber, consists of polyamide and is extremely stretchy.
It is particularly characterized by its very high elastic elongation. The fiber retains its strength and therefore does not lose its shape or color even after frequent washing. lycra is a branded premium version of elastane.
The fiber has been greatly optimized in recent years, so that it is sometimes used rather than z. B. Cotton. Because it dries quickly and has good breathability. The most important criterion for a good eco-balance of clothing is also durability. From an environmental point of view, polyester, with its above-average high level of durability and durability, even performs better than conventional natural fibers.