Fabric Contents Pt. 2

A Guide to Fabric Contents and Quality Clothing - Part 2

“What is this made of?”

Welcome back to Part 2 of our fabric content and quality clothing guide! In Part 1, we delved into the world of Rayon, Polyester, and Acrylic (you can catch up here). Today, we're diving deeper into the details of fabrics by exploring Modal, Lyocell, and exciting emerging trends in fabric. Our goal is to empower you with the knowledge you need to make informed choices about what your clothes are made of and how to find quality pieces that will last you through the years. Let's get started!

Modal - Your Eco-Friendly Companion

Modal is a biofabric crafted from wood pulp, spun into thread, and then used for textiles. It's gaining popularity due to its eco-friendly nature. Modal stands out for being incredibly soft, even softer than cotton, and exceptionally durable. You'll find it easy to wash and maintain, plus it has the advantage of not trapping odors, making it perfect for hot summer days. Modal is often blended with lighter fabrics, creating garments that are both breezy and with a bit of weight to beautifully drape over your body.

Lyocell - Another Eco-Conscious Classic

Lyocell, also known as Tencel, is a form of Rayon derived from wood pulp using a process similar to bamboo. Developed in the 1970s, it's relatively new but has quickly become a staple in the quest for eco-friendliness. Lyocell often replaces polyester and cotton due to its lightweight, soft, and season-agnostic qualities. In recent years, it has even been adopted as a substitute for silk, thanks to its similar sheen.

Exploring Emerging Fabric Trends

As the fashion industry works towards more  sustainable approaches, a wave of innovative fabrics is washing over the industry. From Apple Leather to Orange Fiber, these groundbreaking materials offer greener alternatives. You can discover more about these revolutionary fabrics in this fascinating article from Sustainably Chic. Additionally, many companies are stepping up to trademark their unique fabric compositions, providing a transparent look into what's in their products.

We hope this two-part guide has shed light on the world of fabric contents, enabling you to make informed choices when seeking high-quality clothing. While it can be a complex journey, remember that at Madd Style, we've got your back. We believe in hands-on evaluation, touching and trying on 95% of everything we stock. This hands-on approach allows us to differentiate between cost-cutting shortcuts like incorporating plastics and the careful selection of materials by reputable brands. When you shop at Madd Style, you're reaping the benefits of our hard work in ensuring that your clothing is both comfortable and long-lasting! As always, we're here to help guide you towards quality choices and ensure your wardrobe stands the test of time. Happy shopping! 🛍️🌿