Thursday, July 9, 2009

Talk Back Thursday

Thank you so much to Lisa Laree, Shannon, Mamafitz, Faye Lewis, Gwen, Uta, Cindy, Elaina, CarlaF, Karima and Sarah for talking back last Friday! It was another guest question, and Gwen asked how people feel about natural versus synthetic fabrics.

Many of the people who expressed a strong preference voted for natural fibers, such as linen, silk, wool, cashmere, cotton, rayon and bamboo, over synthetic fibers. The most commonly cited advantages included: easier to sew, easier to press, breathable and cooler in hot weather. Uta also pointed out that natural fibers are “greener” and age better than synthetics.

But it wasn’t a completely one-sided chorus. Several people appreciate blends – such as a touch of polyester or lycra with cotton – and others pointed out that there are certain types of clothes that pretty much require synthetics, such as bathing suits. A couple of “pros” to synthetics were called out as well – such as being wrinkle resistant and coming in a wide variety of colors and prints.

Finally, there were a few folks who don’t have a strong preference either way. For example, Cindy enjoys working with all kinds of fabrics, CarlaF will buy a fabric if she likes the way it feels, looks and it seems easy to work with, regardless of the content, and Elaina keeps an eye out for bargains.

Thanks again to everyone who took the time to talk back to us! :)

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