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Fabric types explained.

Fabrics are made from various raw materials which are sourced from nature or artificially manufactured. Fabrics can be natural, synthetic or a combination of both.

Experimenting with new techniques with this gift set we made for a customer. The koi print fabric is quilting cotton. Non-stretchy woven fabric works really well with stretch knits when cut on bias. This opens up so many new possibilities because there are so many more beautiful prints and patterns in woven fabrics than it is in knits!
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Natural fabrics, such as the ones we use in all our lingerie and apparel collections, are those which are created from the fibers of animals coats, the cocoons of silkworms, and plants seeds, leaves and stems. It is breathable and should never cause rashes and discomfort.

Samples of natural fabrics: cotton, silk, linen, wool, hemp, leather and suede, jute.

Modern synthetic or man-made fabrics are made from fibers which are either completely made from inorganic or organic materials combined with chemicals to alter their structure and properties. Some can be very luxurious and can imitate natural fabrics quite well.

Samples of synthetic fabrics: acetate, polyester, polyester chiffon, acrylic, latex, nylon, viscose, polypropylene.

There are also industrial fabrics such as vinyl, carbon and fiberglass fabrics.

Choosing the right fabric for clothes is the most important step in¬†sewing Econica’s garments. We strive to use as many as possible natural and organic fabrics to ensure the best quality without compromising style and comfort.

Credits: Econica Shop, Textile School

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5 important tips on how to find a perfect bra.

A perfectly fitting bra can make all the difference in your day. It can improve your posture and overall image for better.

Finding a good bra is like hitting a jackpot. Once you have it, you find yourself wearing the same old worn, faded and stretched-out number for years. Why?  РBecause it fits well!

Here are 5 important tips to remember when shopping for a perfect bra:

  1. Get yourself fitted by a specialist.

    And get refitted if you experience a change in your weight. Chances are you’ve been wearing the wrong-size bra for years.

  2. Pay attention to the quality and width of trims, band and shoulder straps.

    If your cup size is B or¬†fuller, you’ll want supportive bands and straps that aren’t too thin. Make sure they aren’t leaving marks on your skin, riding up or sliding down. We use soft, high quality ¬†elastic trim in various width on most of our organic bras and bralettes. It won’t slide, it does not pinch and has enough stretch to give the proper support in all the right places.

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3. When you are looking for a lot of lift and cleavage beyond what your girls naturally have, a push-up bra is the standard option.

However, pay attention to the gaping in traditional molded cup or padded bras. There should be no empty space between the upper part of breast and the bra. In other words, your breast should fill the cup evenly. Push-up bras, when not fitted correctly can leave you with neck pain and back pain.

4. The materials in your bra should be soft and adaptable.

After all, if you spend your day feeling itchy because your fabulous-looking bra ¬†is¬†made with rigid ribbon straps or stiff lace trims that’s not good. Opt when you can for natural breathable materials, such as organic cotton, bamboo or merino wool.¬†Like these organic cotton and superfine merino wool or cashmere bralettes and bras by Econica.

5. Sometimes less is more.

Ask yourself what is more important: the comfort or the look? ¬†How often are you planning on wearing your new bra? ¬†For everyday use, look for simpler style made with quality fabric and stitching. Smaller cup sizes are perfect for triangle or any soft bras without a wire, since they need less support‚ÄĒalthough if you want a bit more help, a lightly padded plunge or demi bra works well too.¬†Larger cup sizes can wear many different styles if they are constructed properly.¬†The key is not to limit yourself and try things on!

credits: Econica Shop, Coveteur.com
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The lingerie story

Before we start creating  your lingerie garment there are numerous steps that need to be taken in order to ensure a perfect fit and fabric combination.

  1. A pattern is drafted based on your exact measurements
  2. Fabrics and thread are selected based on style, comfort and how they compliment each other.
  3. All the pieces are contoured, cut and hand assembled.
  4. The garment is re-measured and only then it is serged and top-stitched together.

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