The modern day approach in putting on clothes is to try and mimic what we would do if we were wearing designer items. To start with, you should question what are your clothes made from? Within this group, you can come up with many different materials of clothing, such as cellulose from paper, or cotton from food. Some materials may be natural, whilst others may be synthetic. As a reference, several materials have been mentioned below, particularly those with broad appeal, such as:
Modern materials include the following:
1. Organic cotton: Just like normal cotton, organic cotton is made with the use of natural pesticides and fertilizers from plants or with the help of scientists and other plant scientists. Any pesticides or fertilizers which are used are not harmful to the environment. In addition, the main difference between normal cotton and organic cotton is that the former has undergone radiation exposure, as it is normally fatered to be sprayed with conventional pesticides. The use of pesticides is normally restricted. As a result, its use leads to less harmful storm and rainfalls, which nowadays lead to harmfulosis symptoms as well as early death. As the use of pesticides is so widespread, the health benefits of using organic cotton become evident.
2. Bamboo: This is a material that in itself is relatively new to the western world. However, there is now increasing demand for it thanks to its many benefits. This material is so breathable that it could be a breath of fresh air to people wearing nylon stockings! However, this is not all, as bamboo is also used to make paper and to make buildings. It is also used in making sulphur and primer. It is also processed into metal meader, and in the process produces many substances such as cellulose.
3. Microfibers: Micro fibers are a material which is composed by creating a selective population of micro-sized air-folding molecules. As such, the fibres serve the purpose of conducting heat around a certain curve without letting in more or less air, thus making it ideal for warm clothes.
4. Silk: The name silk is popular for more than thousands of years in Asia, but originated in China. In the nineteenth century, the use of silk became widespread in Europe, North America, and Australia. The popularity of this material increased drastically after World War II, when the demand for parachutes and similar commodities rose sharply. At the same time, in the 1940s silk production in the US became widespread. Today, silk is used to create a variety of goods, including ladies’ evening wear, men’s silk ties, and many more. In fact, the industry has grown so large that the demand is higher than the actual production.
As you can now see, there are a lot of materials differing in make, but essentially silk is a product of the silk worm. Ingeo dyes are produced when the cocoons of these worms are used to create the raw material for silk. In fact, the history of silk production may be traced back to these insects, as these cocoons were found in the same treasures as mummies and queens of Egyptian Pharaohs. The production of silkworms is also said to have been first known in China during the ancient dynasties, but the precise location never remains exactly known.
From there, silkworm into the hobbies of weavers, designers, and manufacturers. At present, producers of silk fabric have billions of hawalats around the globe, making silk fabric a mainstream corporate concern. Weavers spend years to create a single meter of silk, and these worms create 100,000 to 300,000 metres of silk yearly! At the same time, the use of pesticides and other chemicals is minimal when producing silk, as the caterpillar and its cocoon are eating mostly vegetable matter. Aside from silkworms, mulberry trees are known to produce silk as well.
Weed is also another source of silk production, since hippies love this stuff for its unequaled lovely fabric. God knows I don’t know how the Asians manage to produce such amazingly nice stuff without pesticides, insecticides, and chemicals – most of which are directly sprayed on to the caterpillars to kitchen garden! Although there are esteemed works of the great baroque designers that use thisorous material for furniture, bedding, car seat covers, and almost anything else living (or even non-living) things.
So there you have it – all sorts of lovely fabric sources, from ancient trees to countless (ultra) expensive synthetics. Let us hope that eco-friendly synthetic fabrics such as bamboo fabric, made from a ready-made fabric mix, will eventually be as appealing as their conventional counterpart. Even if organic, recycled, and renewable materials are still their ultimate goal.