Until the turn of the twentieth century, the only fabrics available were natural fabrics made from fibres which came from animal and vegetable sources. Later on synthetic fabrics became popular and clothing manufacturers started making clothes from synthetic fabrics, such as polyester, spandex and nylon.
When choosing the clothes you buy, always keep in mind that not only the appearance, style and price matters. One of the most important factors in choosing the clothes that you wear is the fabric. Before turning away clothing made from natural fabrics, you should consider the benefits of wearing them.
- Natural fibres are less toxic than synthetic ones
In a process called polymerization, chemically-derived fibres are joined together to create fabric. It requires a numerous chemicals and solvents to create any type of synthetic fabric. When wearing cosmetics and other body and hair care products most of you know that 60% of what we put on our skin is absorbed into our bloodstream. Remember, that it works almost the same way with clothing. So why should we wear something that can slowly, step by step damage our health?
- Natural fibre clothing is a great investment
Pay attention to the longevity of your clothes. You should notice that probably all of your clothes that are made from natural fabrics last longer than the synthetic ones. Synthetic fabric begins to break down more quickly, especially if you wash them often. Natural fibre clothing can be more expensive but it surely is a great investment, because cotton, linen, wool, cashmere and other natural fabric clothes will last much longer.
- Natural fibre clothing feels better on your skin
Did you notice that you keep wearing some clothes over and over again and you keep avoiding others, although you just bought them and they seem to look great on your body? That is because you intuitively choose the clothes that are made from natural fibres because your body feels better in them. Such natural fabrics as cotton, cashmere or silk feel very soft, while synthetic fabrics such as nylon or polyester are stretchy but will make you feel hot, sweaty and uncomfortable.
So next time when choosing what clothes to buy, remember to look at the label and find out what kind of fabric they are made of and not only look at the appearance.