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Clothing for Baby-Boomers
I have been making my own clothing since I first took sewing in Home Ec. during high school. In the late ‘80s, I earned a diploma in fashion design where I learned Fashion Illustration, Pattern Making, Sewing on industrial sewing machines (very scary!!) and sergers, Fashion Merchandising, Fashion Show Production and Runway Modeling of our clothing. But for me, nothing beats comfort over style.
Having fibromyalgia, I am over-sensitive to almost everything: light, sound, and cold, I am also sensitive to fabrics against my skin. I tend to favour soft, silky fabrics.
Common Fabric Types Used In Clothing
Some natural fabrics are bamboo and hemp, cotton & linen, silk, and wool.
Natural fabrics tend to shrink when washed and wrinkle within minutes of wearing them, but they ‘breathe’ easier than synthetics. Natural fabrics also tend to absorb or wick moisture better than synthetics do.
Synthetics are polyester, taffeta, and spandex.
Synthetic fibres do not breathe very well therefore one can feel very hot and clammy and/or sticky in hot summer weather. Synthetic fabrics tend to be easy to wash and wear – rarely needing to be ironed.
These are a few companies that offer clothing from natural fibres and Fair Trade goods. (I have not bought from any of these companies, and I do not endorse them, other than offer you some places to consider for your clothing needs.)
All Things Being Eco – Chilliwack, BC
Ethical Clothing & Gift Boutique
“All Things Being Eco is, and always will be, dedicated to bringing you the best products for yourself, your family, the community, and the environment. We’re trying to make the world a better place, one organic, ethically-produced, and locally sourced product at a time.”
Arwen’s Apparel – Kamloops, BC
Designer clothing & accessories “Made For The Modern Gypsy.”
“We strive to bring people joy through clothing—to see them come to life whether on stage, in the dance class, or just in everyday life… It is our job to make you look good, to create for you, to listen to what you have to say about what you want to wear…”
Blue Sky Clothing Company – Delta, BC
Fair Trade, Natural Fibres & Bamboo
“Blue Sky offers exceptional value in quality and fit. First, our garments are made from natural fibres, making them unbelievably soft and breathable. Bamboo is silky and smooth, but requires no special treatment and can be made into anything from comfortable yoga pants to elegant evening wear.”
Holy Clothing – Niagara Falls, NY
“Holy Clothing, out of Niagara Falls, NY, has wonderful dresses, pants, tops and skirts made out of mostly natural fabric. The Holy Clothing website says that it takes “great pride in bringing you exclusive, handmade Dresses, Tops, & Skirts in Renaissance, Gypsy, Boho& Peasant Styles.” Most of the garment descriptions say “Ethically Handmade in India by Holy Clothing.”
My daughter bought a dress for her wedding for under $100 through Holy Clothing.
I now have three items on my ‘wish list’ from their website!
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