For many designers, durability is the name of the game when it comes to clothing fabrics and can weigh heavily in with any decision moving forward. If time allows, request some samples from us and then you can test each fabric type and get a feel for what type of label will work the best with your design to capture the brand identity you are trying to achieve because not all fabrics are created equal.
Here is a look at various clothing fabrics and how long they’re able to last when used on a regular basis.
This is one of the most popular clothing fabrics on the planet and is well-regarded for being a cost-efficient solution. Its durability is remarkable and will last for a long time to come as soon as it is put together. Cotton is so popular because it is really soft and will change slightly in appearance after being worn, washed and dried. The material will start to soften even more and can fray slightly giving the label a nice vintage look and feel. It can often be seen blended with other fabrics such as polyester to increase comfort while maintaining durability.
Silk has been passed down from generation to generation as a sign of wealth and luxury. It is appreciated for a number of reasons including its usability in various designs. However, it stands out as a robust material that works well in a wide array of projects without breaking down. Silk is a natural fiber and is often compared to and replaced with the more common choice of satin.
Wool has been around for thousands of years and is not going to be dying out anytime soon. It has a lot to do with its overall durability as the fabric is robust, easy to manage, and offers great value when it comes to managing heat.
Linen is a natural fiber and is well-regarded for being durable. It is also respected for being easy to wear and manage throughout the year. It is seen in various settings such as apparel and furniture because of its resistant qualities that stand out.
The leather is a durable material as long as it’s organic. In some cases, synthetic variants are released onto the market and used as fibers but those don’t last as long. It’s important to know about this distinction and then make a decision. It is also among the premier materials and will last for a while despite regular use.
This is respected due to its durability and has been used for generations when it comes to making bags. It also works well with clothing as it is dynamic and easy to manage in the long-term. Its usage can vary from time to time but it is long-lasting.
This is one of the more durable solutions in the world and became rapidly popular when it was combined with polyester. It became a robust blend that was easy to wear, luxurious, and as long-lasting as one wanted it to be. Chiffon remains a heralded solution for clothing projects.
Nylon is a man-made synthetic fiber that is commonly used by major clothing brands around the world. It is one of the most durable and flexible fibers on the planet and is an ideal solution when it comes to overall durability. It’s important to understand the variation between manmade and natural fibers before moving forward. By making this distinction, it becomes easier to move forward with a clothing project.