With summer arriving quickly things are heating up. Whether you find yourself hanging by the pool, playing in the yard with your kids or attending an outdoor wedding, the last thing you want is for your clothes to feel sticky. Have you ever wondered what makes certain garments more bearable than others? You got it—fabric content!
This week we are bringing you Teddy’s Summer Essentials—Fabric Edition. We have invited our on-staff textile specialist Alexa Womack to inform us on of a few fabric choices that can make all the difference for summer’s hottest peaks. We hope you find these as helpful as we have. After all, our goal is to have you looking great and shopping smarter. So here are the three fabric choices we recommend for the high temperatures along with a few of our favorite picks for summer.
First up is the go-to of all summer fabrics—linen. Linen is a fabric that has been around since the time of ancient Egypt and continues to take the lead for the best fabric choice to withstand warmer climates. So why is it so great?
Now we know you may be concerned about wrinkling, so we wanted to suggest trying a linen blend. Blending linen with other fibers such as cotton or polyester can cut down on those unwanted creases while still giving you the cooling effect you love.
Up next is cotton. Cotton is without a doubt the most commonly known and worn fiber on the planet. It serves as one of the best fabric options we have for withstanding tough humid conditions, not to mention it’s readily available. The U.S. serves as the third largest cotton producer in the world. Cotton’s most loved properties include:
Last but not least is Bamboo. Bamboo fabric is a natural textile made from the pulp of the bamboo grass. This textile made a later entrance into the market of fabrics, but its impression has been continuous. Brands such as TASC have taken advantage of this transformational fiber and have worked hard to showcase its amazing properties in the realm of performance materials. A few things you may not know about bamboo are:
A fabric that keeps you feeling fresh and smelling good? I know, we can hardly believe it ourselves! Be sure to stop by and check out our wonderful selection of TASC performance materials.
So, there you have it, our three fabric suggestions for facing the summertime heat. If you have read this far we hope you have become more informed on the fabrics that make up your wardrobe. If you are interested in learning more about textiles feel free to talk with Alexa the next time you are in the store and she will be happy help answer any questions you might have.