If you don’t live under a rock, you probably know the importance of natural fabrics in the eco-friendly fashion movement. However, in addition to being good for the planet, these fabrics are great for your skin (& soul) too. Think: cotton, silk, linen etc. that feels like butter on your skin and will keep those pesky allergy reactions at bay. Below, we have rounded up the best skin-friendly fabrics that will help you in making those small sartorial tweaks to improve the health of your skin!
Termed as a powerhouse textile, cotton is an all-natural fabric that is also hypoallergenic—making it an excellent choice for your skin. In addition to being low-maintenance, it’s breathable, sustainable and also eco-friendly.
Nothing looks or feels as luxurious as Silk does. What we love most though: Its natural climate regulating properties that allow it to stay cool in summers and warm in winters. Plus, it is highly absorbent and dries quickly thus allowing your skin to breathe.
Linen fabric is made from the fibres found in the flax plant and is known as one of the world’s strongest fibres. The lightweight nature of linen makes it an extremely breathable fabric and also absorbs moisture very well. It also has non-allergenic, anti-static and antibacterial properties.
Looking for a breathable alternative to denim? Opt for Chambray which is lighter than denim. Made from cotton yarn, Chambray also commonly comes in a higher thread count, implying it’s a finer weave and therefore more breathable.
Tencel is a cellulose fibre, which is made by dissolving wood pulp and using a special drying process called spinning. Tencel has incredible absorption characteristics and is 50% more absorbent than cotton. Since they’re more breathable and less susceptible to bacteria growth, these fabrics are perfect for activewear.