The Importance of Wearing Natural Fabrics

Guest blog post from Peter Minkoff, a Fitness and Health Writer at The Beard Mag and Gentleman Zone magazine.

Clothes made from natural fabrics are gaining momentum these days, when more and more people want only the best for themselves. This is particularly true for ladies and gentlemen with an extremely sensitive skin, which can get easily irritated when wearing garments made from man-made fabrics like nylon and polyester. You’re definitely at the right place if you’re facing the same problems, so keep on reading and learn about the importance and benefits of wearing natural fabrics. Check them out and enjoy!

First of all, what are natural fabrics?

In case you weren’t aware of that fact, natural fabrics are actually textiles made from natural fibers. As simple as that! In fact, people have been using them for thousands of years as these were the only ones that could be found in nature. Of course, cotton is one of the most popular natural fabrics worldwide, and it’s known as the most versatile one out there. On the other hand, there is linen as the first fabric people have ever used. Silk, bamboo, wool, and cashmere are also available nowadays, as well as mohair, jute, and hemp. There are so many fabulous benefits of wearing natural fabrics, so check out the most important of them:

  • They are amazing insulators

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Natural fabrics are great insulators, and this means that they will generate warmth during winter and coolness during summer by trapping air between their creases, bends, and micro-holes. This is particularly true for fabrics like silk, bamboo, and wool, which will regulate your body temperature no matter the season. Did you know that a lot of skiers actually opt for clothes made from layers of pure silk, as these can keep their body temperature under control while on the slopes? If that’s what you’re looking for, make sure not to skip them and you’ll see a fantastic improvement!

  • Natural fabrics are often naturally hypoallergenic, too

It’s important to know that natural fabrics are usually hypoallergenic and have unique antibacterial properties. For example, natural bamboo clothing has an antimicrobial bio-agent called ‘bamboo kun’ that makes the fabric naturally antifungal, antibacterial, and odor-resistant. This agent is preserved in the process of making bamboo fabric on purpose, so that the fabric can have those important properties. Silk is also a good example of hypoallergenic fabric as bed sheets made from pure silk are advisable even for babies and people with highly sensitive skin. On the other hand, there are synthetic fabrics like rayon and nylon that are likely to irritate sensitive skin due to an extensive chemical treatment they’ve undergone during production.

  • They are extremely breathable

Apart from being hypoallergenic and good insulators, natural fabrics are also extremely breathable, which is another advantage that mustn’t be neglected. For example, cotton has a moisture-wicking property which makes it quite comfortable to wear – even on extremely hot days when you’re highly likely to sweat a lot. Yes, your cotton shirt will become a bit damp, but you must know that it will dry off quite quickly as well. That’s because the fabric allows the air to circulate and therefore your skin to breathe properly, unlike synthetic fabrics like acrylic and polyester that are water resistant and have zero water absorption.

  • Natural fabrics are a sustainable and renewable fashion choice

Speaking of clothes made from natural fabrics, we must say that they are a sustainable choice simply because they come from plants that can be replaced and regrown over time. Fabrics made from renewable sources are also biodegradable and can decompose quickly, which is undoubtedly a fantastic thing. Besides that, they are more environmentally-friendly than their synthetic counterparts which are more energy-dependent and emit more chemical waste. Needless to say, garments made from natural fabrics are far easier to recycle than non-natural ones, which can actually reduce pollution by cutting down waste.

As you can tell, wearing clothes made from natural fabrics definitely has a plethora of amazing benefits, so do your best not to overlook them and give these a try as soon as possible. Once that’s done, you’ll see that they will treat your skin better than any man-made fabric, so don’t skip them and you’ll understand what we were talking about!