Natural fibers and what they’re good at | FABRIC GUIDE | Justine Leconte

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  1. Hi everyone! Any fabric you want to see next week? (if I have a sample of it!) Because we're getting into the fancy ones 😉

  2. I always had questions about the fabrics. Thank you so much, pretty woman 😍❤️❤️❤️ I learn so much with you ❤️❤️❤️

  3. So informative. Thank you! I'm glad you mentioned recycling. With fabrics from clothing to carpet, design for recycling is so important and almost always a step that's skipped. Blended materials are commonly more difficult to recycle than items made from a single fiber. True recycling of clothing into new clothing is almost nonexistent, though there are some companies working on it.

  4. I like this video more than I thought I would 😅 I thought I knew all that, but with you my knowledge got organised, plus I learned more about cellulose fibers. I feel more confident at understanding fabrics. Can't wait for the video (videos?) on synthetic fabrics!

  5. Hi Justine, I would like to learn more about hemp fiber. I see hemp at booths (green festivals) and also in Hawaii. However, I do not see hemp for sale in regular stores. Can you discuss hemp fabric in a future video please? 🙂

  6. I almost always prefer a good natural fiber over synthetics, but they're increasingly hard to find. In particular, I'd love to find more garments (well, sweaters only, perhaps) made of Merino wool because those I have already have proven to be incredible "workhorses" — they wear and wash over and over and over and over and they STILL look amazing. As well, unlike many other wools I've worn, they don't seem to pill. Can you explain that and/or advise where one could source Merino wool garments?

  7. The Native American tribes of the Pacific Northwest used to use Western Red Cedar bark to make their fabrics. It peels off the tree and has layers like a croissant. They used it to make clothes, shoes, hats and baskets. Always woven.

  8. Very cool and informative video, Justine. Thank you 🙂

    One thing you didn't mention though, is smell. Well, at least in my experience, synthetic fibers absorb bad smells or even seem to "store" bad (i.g. sweaty) smells, even during washing them, which leads to quite strong odours of the person wearing it. At least that's my experience and the reason why I try to stay away from synthetic fibers all together 🙁

    Maybe you could make a video on that topic as well (or maybe on tipps to avoid this, if I'm only not washing them correctly…)!

    Thank you so much and keep up the good work 🙂

  9. Hello Justine, I have been looking at a cashmere tops but I have never owned cashmere. I don't know anything about care or how to tell if it is a good quality cashmere. My husband has suggested I start with cashmere socks to see if I like the fabric. Do you have any information that may help me broaden my fabric knowledge?

  10. Justine,can you please make a video wherein we can get to know which fabric goes well with another fabric…if I make 2 layered skirt one top layer with net then the other layer can be silk or satin… something like this

  11. Hi Justine! Thank you for making such informative videos <3. Question – Can you make stretchy fabric for activewear (tops, leggings, etc) out of mix of viscose and modal/lyocell ? I wanted to print fabric for my new collection in more eco – friendly and natural fabric. Thanks!

  12. Hi there I am new to designing logos, patterns and favcons but I have been reading about textile and fabric pattern design which also interests me. It was suggested to go through a textile and pattern design agency. Should I ? Perhaps this is a very obvious and silly question but what format should I show them my designs? Do they expect it in a jpg or pdf or pgn? 😅thanks

  13. I feel like we should learn this in some sort of class not sure where….I mean if we knew this…imagine the better choices we all would have made. LOL!

  14. Fabric and fire safety:
    Here in the U.S. infant and children's night clothes are made of synthetic fabric with a fire retardant added. After a few washes the fire retardant washes off, making the clothing a melting hazard in case of fire or extremely high temperatures. I worked on a forest fire crew for the Washington State Dept. of Natural Resources in 1988 and I learned that cotton is the best for protecting your skin in a fire situation. It will not melt and stick to your skin and does not burn as fast as synthetic ( which will melt and burn immediately upon contact with fire and extremely high temperatures ). The same goes for almost all wedding/bridal dresses and Halloween costumes, which are usually made with synthetic fabric treated with a fire retardant. Check the labels and ask if the garment is treated with a fire/flame retardant and will that chemical wash off after a couple of washings or cleanings.

  15. Woooow! Every time I watch such video I think, she is amazing. So much information in a way that's easy to understand. Your Chanel is so unique and so helpful. Thank you thank Justine!!!!!

  16. Hi Justine, can you help me with some terms like: shantung and virgin wool? I also some brands mention how their expensive garments are made with Italian yarns or yarns spun in Scottish mills. Why do they make much difference in terms of quality/cost? Besides, what do you think of blended materials? My favorite T-shirt happens to be a 30% cashmere- 70% cotton blend and it is surprisingly light, soft, drapes and holds up so well with washes.

  17. I love Tencel, but it's so hard to find clothing made from it. I have like three pieces and I am actively looking for it every time I'm in a shop,because the pieces I have are amazing in terms of quality and wear.
    Is there any specific reason as to why it's so rare to find?

  18. Hi Justine, thanks for all your videos. I have learned so much.
    Just one questions, which are the best fabrics to use for summer?

  19. Hi Justine! As always, love these informative videos:) Can you teach us what to do when a wool sweater starts to peel? What to do when you find holes in a wool scarf that has been sitting in the drawer? And how to take care of wool garments?

  20. Hey, I was wondering if you could tell me what exactly “lawn cloth” is? I’m looking to make a casual jumpsuit and I found lawn cloth in a pattern that I like, but I’m ordering it online so I don’t know if it’s right for what I’m making

  21. Lovely video. I would love to see a video discussing the environmental impact of each fiber (: please (:

  22. Justine, can I unshrink viscose? I have a dress that I LOVE I washed it and it dried it shrunk about two sizes 😭😭

  23. I thought you might find this article interesting. https://blog.fabrics-store.com/2009/05/20/linen-the-preferred-fabric-for-clothing-of-healing-healthy-living-and-well-being/

  24. I can't wear anything that isn't soft cotton or jersey. I get blisters wherever the fabric touches my skin 😭. I don't have too many options when it comes to clothes due to this…

  25. im interested in natural fibers because i want my clothes to be able to be composed. i dont want to create plastic waste

  26. Lol, I always assumed that viscose was some sort of plastic and avoid it.
    now that i know, I will definitely try it out.
    Thanks.

  27. Justine, merci encore pour ces vidéos charmante et didactiques ! Je voudrais savoir si tu pourrais nous expliquer pourquoi certains vêtements "boulochent " et d'autres non. L'exemple le plus incompréhensible et le plus frustrant pour moi est celui des pulls en cachemire (100%) certains sont plus résistants au "boulochage" que d'autres et certains sont importables après seulement une journée ! Je trouve aussi que les lainages mélangés boulochent beaucoup mais les 100% laine parfois aussi et même si le pull parait assez "sec". J'ai regardé si tu avais déjà fait une vidéo sur ce sujet et je ne l‘ai pas trouvée mais peut-être en as-tu déjà parlé au décours d'une vidéo que je n'ai pas encore vue. (Je vais toutes les regarder !).

  28. When I discovered modal and lyocell, my world shook. I'm glad they are good fabrics. There are times I may not like a garment on a hanger or even online, but if i see it's made of lyocell or modal, I'll almost always take a chance on it. I love the way both fabrics feel on my skin. Also, I've noticed, chances are it looks better on me than the model. They make modal sheets, too, but I'm not into that because I need texture from my sleep sets.

  29. As I have got older I have developed a terrible allergy caused by polyester and other synthetics. I have researched these fabrics and according to the experts all synthetics are toxic. I can only wear cotton silk linen and viscose .The UK is awash with polyester clothes, fabrics, furniture ,carpets ,duvets and pillows. There is also formaldehyde in the dyes! I think we are slowy being poisoned!

  30. Hi Justine! Great video and I love your energy. Do you know of any good t-shirt manufacturers that use lyoncell?

  31. about the fabric made from wool. might there be a wool fabric that is thin and easy to wrinkle .. i have a suit like that…

  32. wow, how interesting!
    I was going to ask, if you can do videos about the fabrics, because i have no idea what they are, and no i went to look at my labels, OMG i found all sot of mixes Coton with cashmere, Lyocel with silk, rayon with silk, coton with linen, tencel, 🙂
    Thank you soo much for sharing!!

  33. Modal is a typeof rayon semi-synthetic cellulose fibre however, the process to produce these fabrics is highly toxic and chemically saturated . I'm just wondering what are the better fabrics to wear do you recommend natural fibres?

  34. You are brilliant! I’d be curious to see some sort of environmental assessment of each fiber, maybe in a comparative analysis of natural vs synthetic, to see which one is less damaging/better for the environment 🍃 Do you have any opinions on which fabric is “best” Justine? 🙂

  35. Justine, You are a genius! The quality of information that you share is amazing! Thank you for taking the time to put together these great videos!

  36. Thank you. I learned so much. Plus you didnt waste time talking gibberish..you went straight to the point.

  37. Thank you for your informative video, mi lady. Has anyone told you that you look gorgeous? yes, you are. And your explanation is really good. thanks again.

  38. Hello Justine! I was inspired by the videos ( including this one) and started to go through all my clothes and realized a lot of them are polyester ( :/). I have a few pieces that fit me well, they have good fibers on the outside, but the lining is polyester. Do you think it's worth taking it to the tailoring and changing the lining for silk or rayon or satin? Or is it so much work that it will be easier to by a new piece? I used to saw my clothes and remember that jackets are very hard to do… Hope to hear from you. Thank you!

  39. Hi Justine! thank you for your helpful videos and i am interested in the natural fiber video and mainly Eco friendly fabrics for summer like Dubai for women and children fashion. what is your advice? i am fashion designer and i want to consider using only Eco friendly fabrics for my fashion line .thank you

  40. Hi Justine,this video is so much helpful to me.. you've explained so perfectly… Thnx a ton..
    One thing I want to know about you is that in which age u started to sew? I asked this because I've developed interest in sewing from last two years. I'm 35 yrs now and do u think I'm very late to learn it??.. your videos help me a lot.. thank u so much 💕
    Plz do reply..

  41. Could you give us a video about repairing fabric? what cannot be repaired etc. when clothing doesn't tear along the seams

  42. Hi Justine, great video, thanks!. What about cashmere?. Could you tell me please how to clean and take care of 100 % cashmere clothes?. Thank you.

  43. So I don't know if you still read comments on older videos, but I m currently looking into plastic and mikroplastic pollution and am unsure which materials would be the best choice in terms of avoiding that, obviously organic natural fires but what about the semi synthetic ones such as viscose, modal etc.

  44. I don't really sew but I learned how to and a lot of theory. Someone once told me for thin silks to use tissue paper on the top ad bottom and sew thru that. It makes it a lot easier to feed thru the machine and less likely to make a mistake.

  45. I have a question: I like a blouse made of cotton but I can only see it online….the price is very high because it is ‘khadi’ cotton.
    What is so special about khadi cotton?
    Hope you can explain it to me.

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