In recent years, the fashion world has changed dramatically. There are new brands popping up all the time, new silhouettes that are in fashion, and new fabrics on the market. This is exciting and makes the consumer better able to make informed choices about what they wear. An important part of the changing fashion industry is the push for more sustainability and climate-friendly options.
We have realized, in recent years, that the clothing industry has the power to help with the climate crisis and ensure that we keep our planet beautiful for future generations. Along with the push for sustainability has come innovative fabrics that last longer, keep you warmer or cooler depending on the season, and perform well in strenuous activities. These fabrics work well in activewear, but they can help improve casual and everyday clothing, as well.
We love these new fabrics for their technical properties. Technical fabrics are made to function in specific situations and they can be water-proof or resistant, anti-microbial, or feature four-way stretch. If you’re curious about innovative textiles that have come onto the market in recent years, read on and learn about innovative fabrics and how your clothing can work for you.
Innovative fleece makes sweaters, sweatshirts, jackets, and hoodies look elevated while still feeling super warm. Even as a casual or everyday clothing item, new and modern fleece fabrics combine soft cotton with other materials in order to deliver you a wearable, youthful, and trendy outfit. Super-soft micro sanded fleece makes items made from this innovative fabric the most comfortable that you’ll ever wear.
New and modern fleeces are just one item you can wear while running errands, walking the dog, going on a hike, or spending the day at home. You’ll be warm and comfortable, especially since this innovative textile boasts enough stretch to support movement and activity.
Cashmere touch fabric is one of our favorites – because once you put it on, you’ll never want to take it off. Items made with cashmere touch fabric are constructed out of a double-sided and very soft knit that has four-way stretch.
The result feels like brushed cashmere without any animal products. That’s right – cashmere touch is an innovative fabric that is also completely vegan! There is tons to love about this fabric, even if you aren’t vegan. But animal lovers will rejoice at the prospect of combining the warmth of cashmere without any animal cruelty.
This fabric can make your new favorite knits, sweaters, hoodies, or joggers. The possibilities are endless. This is a versatile and innovative textile that can be worn in almost any situation. You’ll love the feeling of clothing made with a soft and warm cashmere touch.
The trend toward new and innovative fabrics has led to super comfortable active and sportswear. Have you noticed, in recent years, the growing popularity of athleisure? That’s because new fabrics have been making athletic-inspired clothing such a joy to wear.
These fabrics are often a blend that includes Spandex for the all-important four-way stretch that makes these items so comfortable. You can wear this clothing at home, at the beach, or while camping. Comfortable activewear has a place in everyone’s closets and the pants especially are the softest you’ll ever put on.
All these new and innovative fabrics have come to the fore recently because of our interest in keeping the planet clean and healthy. The growing impacts of climate change have caused us to reevaluate our relationships with the environment and how we shop, consume, and wear products. A lot has been done to make fabrics more environmentally friendly.
Just like there are cashmere alternatives that don’t cause any distress to animals, there are alternatives to leather and suede that are just as good as the original. We have leather that’s made out of pineapple and mushrooms while still retaining the luxurious look and feel of the real deal. These innovative textiles are the perfect way to shop consciously and do your part to support eco-friendly fashion.
With the growing popularity and interest in capsule wardrobes, there’s also a push toward making your clothing and fabrics do double duty. In some instances, you can find innovative fabrics that promise reversible sweaters or shirts, where you’re technically buying two items for the price of one!
Fabrics that are reversible are our favorite options to recommend for people who want to shop more consciously and engage in slow fashion. There are also reversible hats and other accessories, like bags, that make your closet that much more versatile. These innovative textiles are prime examples of how to shop for fabrics that work for you and do both your wardrobe, your wallet, and the planet good. Have no worries about outfit repeating in these pieces – no one will ever know.
Shop Innovative Fabrics at Fundamental Coast
We’ve seen that so many innovative fabrics have exploded onto the scene in recent years and started tons of conversations in the fashion industry. At Fundamental Coast, we work with fabrics that support you and your laidback, casual lifestyle.
Begun and fostered on the California coast, Fundamental Coast strives to curate collections that speak to peoples’ stylish, comfortable, and tailored fashion sense. We specialize in items that never go out of style and are soft enough to wear day in and day out. Learn more about Fundamental Coast, what we believe in, and shop now.