Wool is incredibly durable. It is processed in quite a few
ways. Along with cotton, it is the most used of the natural
A cashmere wrap, a marino sweater, a gabardine suit and a
camel hair coat all come from different animals and processed
So when you're out shopping there are five Fashion Tips to
keep in mind.
- What is the fabric composition. Look at the label and
make sure it is clearly marked and you understand it.
- Does it look well made. Top stitching should be even.
lining shouldn't have any puckering, no loose threads, Etc...
- Does it drape or hang
well? Do you like the weight of the fabric,does it flow nicely on you
when you move?
- Does it have a nice hand? It should feel good
against your body. It should'nt feel itchy. Cashmere and
Vicuna make are
some of the softest fabrics known to man.
- Will it travel well?
are quite a few
different kinds of wool fabrics.The following are just a few but the
ones you'll most often see in the stores.
It isn't actually boiled, it is immersed in warm water and
agitated. This is a meaty fabric that hold its shape
really well. Usually you'll find it used for coats and jackets that can
be worn like a sweater.
is a soft lightweight wool often printed and used for a
variety of garment. Skirts, jackets, dresses and ties.
is one of my favorite fabrics. It makes wonderful suits and dresses. It
holds its structure very well and comes in a wide range of colors and
weights. It also drapes beautifully.
is the earliest fabric known to man. It is not a woven
cloth, it is a cloth produced by matting, through
friction and moisture. The fibers are loosed when friction and moisture
is applied and as it dries and cools the fibers interlock.
A soft, loosely spun yarn fabric of various finesses. It is smooth on
both sides. You'll see lots of coats and jackets out of this fabric.
Thomas Burberry invented Gabardine. It is a tightly
woven tough twill fabric. Traditionally made of worsted wool, gabardine
is smooth on one side and has a diagonal pattern on the
Gabardine is an excellent fabric for structured clothing such as
suiting, slacks, jackets and coats.
is a single or double-knit lightweight fine cloth.
A flat side and a pile side excellent for draping . Womens
dresses, skirts, evening pants and tops all are used with this
material. Donna Karan, Calvin Klein are
known for their abundant use of this wonderful cloth.
is a woven fabric that is nubby and uses several
different colored yarns to weave different kinds of patterns.