Sewing, label, zip… the points to check when buying a comfortable garment

Nothing is more unpleasant than clothes that make you feel uncomfortable or cause itching and rubbing. Indeed, the clothes on the market do not always respect comfort. They are too tight, too tight-fitting, too elaborate and contain synthetic materials that can irritate the skin or even exacerbate existing irritation. In general, comfortable clothes are made of cotton, cashmere, wool, silk,… but what are the points to check when choosing comfortable clothes?

The material

The material is the main element of the garment, it is also the material that will be in contact with the skin. Therefore, it is very important to analyse it. To do this, put the garment in contact with light and if the fabric shows signs of transparency, it means that the weave is not tight. The weaker the tightness of the weave, the weaker the fabric’s ability to withstand everyday wear and tear and possible rubbing.  Another way to check the weave is to stretch the material to see if it retains its shape. If this is the case, it means that the weave is of good quality. Don’t forget to touch the fabric, it should be pleasant, soft and non-irritating. Some brands have offered a collection of anti-itch clothing.

The labels

Usually, when you buy a garment, you don’t give much thought to labels. However, they do give you several indications about the quality of the garments. You can find the percentage of synthetics present in the material on the labels. It is best to opt for all-natural fibres. It is also essential to check the place of manufacture on the labels. The origin of a garment is a strong indicator of its quality. In general, if you see the words “made in Europe” or “made in France” on the label, it is likely that the garment in question was made under good conditions. It is also the labels that indicate whether or not it is an environmentally friendly garment.

The seams

The seams should generally be regular and straight. Just like checking the material, you only need to pull gently on the seams to check that they are solid. If the thread can be seen by stretching it, this is not a good sign. It is also best to reinforce them with topstitching in sensitive areas such as the crotch, collar, belt and pockets. In addition, there should not be any small thread sticking out of the seams, as this is a sign that the garment has been neglected or not properly cared for.

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