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Top 5 Fabrics for Summer 2017

  • April 13, 2017
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Textile Thursdays: Spring/Summer Fabrics

Educate your clients on fabrics perfect for the warmer months. All fabrics shown are CMT only.

1. High Performance Fabric: Drago Bluefeel is the ultimate versatile fabric. This Super 140’s eco-friendly, untreated wool is excellent for the rainy weather.

The Benefits of Bluefeel:

  • Natural stretch
  • Stain resistant
  • Waterproof
  • Crease resistant
  • Organic
  • Made in Italy


2. Linen: Linen is lightweight and stylish. With linen, wrinkles are desirable because they add character to the fabric. Combine it with different textures for a customized look. See the St. Tropez linen collection from Scabal here.

The Benefits of Linen:

  • Light and breathable
  • Sophisticated creasing
  • Absorbs moisture
  • Thin yet durable
  • Natural color palette

st tropez

3. Fresco: Fresco weave fabrics help you stay cool. Designed with a high twist worsted yarn and a porous plain weave, Fresco is breathable and crease-resistant. This fabric is ideal for travel suits, sport jackets, and trousers. Try the Fresco Collection from Gladson here.

The Benefits of Fresco:

  • Light and breathable
  • 100% wool
  • Tailors well
  • Variety of solids and patterns
  • Different weights available
  • Use for formal business wear
  • Non-crease alternative to a linen suit


4. Natural Stretch: Natural stretch fabrics create a comfortable casual clothing experience. This sweater/jacket hybrid fabric has plenty of stretch that can also make a perfect eye-catching substitute for denim. See the beautiful Jersey collection by Dormeuil here.
The Benefits of Natural Stretch Fabric:

  • Feels like a sweater
  • Can be cut without unraveling
  • Comfort with an athletic, modern look
  • Natural stretch for easy movement
  • Great for spring and summer jeans
  • Keeps its shape
  • Retains its stretch over time

dormeuil jersey d philosophy pic

5. Bamboo: Bamboo fabric is a lightweight, sustainable, and innovative jacket option made from the pulp of bamboo grass. Try The Bamboo Collection from Gladson.

The Benefits of Bamboo:

  • Antibacterial and odor resistant qualities
  • Naturally round and smooth without chemical treatment
  • Subtle luster
  • Luxurious cashmere-like feel
  • Wicking properties
  • Made in Italy
  • Features both vibrant and conservative colors

gladson bamboo