Fabric Guide – Adrift Clothing
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They say you're never fully dressed without a smile & while that's all well and true... we couldn't respectfully only rock out in our birthday suits! With that in mind we've put together a little guide to help you really get to know and care for your beautiful Adrift, smile complimenting clothes!


Composition Guide


Rayon

Rayon is a man made fabric derived from plant cellulose. Strictly speaking it is not an artificial fibre because the wood pulp it is derived from is naturally occurring. Rayon is an excellent draping alternative to silk and is very breathable.

Viscose

Viscose is part of the rayon family of fabrics which are all made from cellulose plant fibres. Viscose is used to make clothing because it drapes well, is highly absorbent and doesn't trap body heat.

Linen

Linen is made from the fibres of the flax plant and is a natural fibre. Even though it is laborious to make, garments made from linen are highly favoured because of their coolness in hot weather and their durability, softness and longevity.

Crepe De Chine

A lightweight fabric made by twisting fibres in a clockwise direction which are then woven into a plain weave. This twisting technique gives the fabric its 'pebbly' look and feel. There are many differing varieties of Chine Silk.

Cupro

Cupro is regenerated cellulose fibre made from cotton linter that has been dissolved in an ammonia and copper oxide solution. Cupro is similar in feel to Rayon but breathes more like cotton.

Cotton

Cotton is a natural fibre that is incredibly strong, absorbent and easy to work with. However, due to its tendency to wrinkle easily and pill, cotton/polyester blends have become a popular 'pill-free' year-round alternative.

Woven Cotton

Woven on specialized looms, woven cotten produces an identical weave pattern on both sides of the fabric. This enables longevity, reduces fade and makes the fabric breathable.

Velvet

Destinctive in its soft feel, the term velvet actually refers to weave and not the content material, therefore, 'velvet' can actually be made from any fibre. Traditionally made from silk, modern variations commonly use cotton or synthetics for manufacture.

Silk

Silk is produced by a tiny creature called the silk worm. Silk is highly valued due to its luxurious look and feel, and also because of its incredible lightweight strength. One strand of silk is stronger than a comparable filament of steel!


Garment Care


While we put love into every garment we make for you, some require a little extra TLC. If your beautiful pieces have hand embroidery or beading on them, washing machines and dryers aren't the friendliest places. The same goes for stretchy fabrics. The best way to care for these are to wash them by hand and lay them flat to dry! A little extra love will go a long way.