October 20, 2014 Jameela 2Comment

I have recently come to the realization that I love natural fibres. I have nothing against man-made fibres (Except polyester: I hold a deep-seated grudge against polyester), but I find that natural fibres last longer and look and feel better.

natural fibres are best and more versatile Wool coat and wool skirt with cotton shoes
Wool Coat (From House of Bloggers Event), Wool Skirt (From The Front Porch), Jewelry (Alora Boutique), Shoes (Upcycled Shoes Covered in Cotton)

Have you noticed that the cotton and wool clothing you have is still in your closet and looking great?  Compare that piece of clothing to that polyester top you bought on sale for $14.99 at a fast fashion chain. That top that makes you sweat even on a cool day. How is it holding up? I am willing to bet after two or three washes it has started losing its luster.

What qualifies as a natural fibre? A fiber that is made from natural materials.

  • Silk
  • Cotton (my personal fave)
  • Linen
  • Wool
  • Cashmere
  • Hemp
  • Mohair
  • Fur
  • Leather

The benefits of natural fibres in no particular order are as follows:

  • strong
  • durable
  • breathable
  • less likely to pill
  • hypoallergenic (silk)
  • less likely to trap perspiration
  • good conductor of heat (linen and fur)
  • unique antibacterial/antimicrobial qualities (linen, wool, bamboo)
  • good for the environment (in many cases, but not all cases)
  • versatile (You can dress cashmere up or down. Can you do the same for that ugly polyester top?)

Overall, the texture and versatility of natural fibres is what I prefer.

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