What Fabrics Should You Wear This Winter?
Today’s fashion has come a long way from the days of “never wear white after Labor Day” but even today there are fabrics which will work better in cold weather climates. Let’s take a look:
Cotton is versatile because it can be made thin for warmer weather or heavier for the cold. It is also useful for people who have sensitivity to wool or synthetic fibers. Cotton is not water resistant, so it’s not recommended if the weather is going to be wet as you can quickly get chilled, or layer it with a waterproof outer garment.
Leather or Faux Leather
Real leather has been proven for centuries to be great material for durable clothing and outerwear. It keeps you warm, it resists water when properly treated, and it can actually improve with age as it softens. Some regular care is needed but leather can last a lifetime. Faux leather is a synthetic product but preferred by some because no animal hides are required to produce it.
Wool is a great natural product groomed from sheep and other animals like alpaca. It is lightweight, remains warm even when wet, and will resist moisture to some extent. It keeps you warm because the fibers create insulating air pockets. There are even some manufactured synthetic wools appearing on the market. If you aren’t sensitive to wool fibers, it can be one of the best choices for cold weather.
Fur and Faux Fur
Fur is another animal product which has been keeping people warm for thousands of years. It is warm and resistant to inclement weather. For those who wish to avoid animal products look for faux fur which is readily available.
Fleece is lightweight yet can keep you relatively warm, as well as being inexpensive. Fleece is not normally waterproof so an outer garment is recommended for wet weather.
How to Keep it All Clean and in Good Condition?
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