SPRING/SUMMER MATERIAL MUST HAVES
Spring and summer are right around the corner and with the season changes, our wardrobe has to adapt as well. It’s about time we put away the cashmere scarves and wool jackets. We’re going to let you in on our top three materials for taking on the warmer weather!
- Cotton is a great option for spring and summer due to its lightweight composition. This fabric is extremely breathable, so it won’t trap heat against your skin. It has been a highly favored material for clothing production throughout history because it is adaptable, versatile, and affordable. Moreover, cotton is one of our favorite materials to use here at Filosofia. This is largely in part due to our push for sustainability in fashion and when using cotton, there is no waste. The entire cotton plant gets used. The cotton itself gets made into the clothing, the stems are used to fertilize the ground for the next round of crops and the seeds are used to feed animals and to create cottonseed oil.
Libby Cotton Dress
- Linen is a material made from the fibers of the flax plant. While it is less simple in regard to production when comparing it to cotton, its final product is extremely durable and absorbent despite it’s lightweight makeup. It is a naturally hypoallergenic material, so it’s perfect for those with sensitive skin. We love linen because it is one of very few fully biodegradable fabrics. The final cherry on top is that the material is meant to have some creases and seams, so there’s no need to worry about wrinkles!
Zoe Linen Top
- Silk is a natural animal fiber that can be woven into textiles. It is most effectively made of the fibroin of the silkworm. This material is soft and lightweight. Silk has a much lower density than cotton and is able to absorb one third of its weight in moisture before feeling damp. A potential downside to silk, however, is that it isn’t as accessible as cotton or linen since it takes twenty pounds of silkworm cocoons to make 2 pounds of silk!
Paige Silk Top (Coming Soon!)
Written by Alex Arrache