From home clothes, as a rule, requires exactly one point: to be comfortable. This is the basic minimum, which even a stretched tracksuit can cope with.
You can and should demand more from modern homewear: durability, strength, versatility and pleasant to the touch material. Let’s discuss each point in detail.
If you are going to buy one set for several purposes – write them down on a sheet of paper or list them in your mind.
For example: I’m going to rest, click site to play, clean my apartment, walk my dog, and do home workouts in my home clothes.
What kind of clothes to choose for these tasks? Rest – comfortable, cleaning – tight, so that the sleeves do not climb into the sink and the bucket of water, walking – from a decent fabric, training – strong and stretchy.
Increase the level of complexity: to this list we add all-season wear. In this case, it’s better to exclude thick fabrics (flannel, terry cloth, fleece, satin) and thin (muslin, silk) from the short-list. Modern materials such as tensile, modal, rayon cope best with the task of thermoregulation.
The Durability of the Fabric
Liquid cotton, calico, chintz, and similar materials don’t last long. As a rule, after the first wash, they begin to split at the seams, fade, and fray.
These fabrics are definitely suitable for summer and hot days during other seasons: they are thin, don’t cause a greenhouse effect. But they are unlikely to live longer than one season, and if you plan to use a set longer, it’s better not to spend money on a natural, but unreliable thing.
The most durable materials from which homewear is made: modal, tencel, rayon, jersey and dense “winter” fabrics (flannel, fleece, velour).
A sign of poor-quality home and sportswear is threads sticking out, overlapping seams, and large holes in the places where the thread enters the fabric. The latter means that the product was sewn with a needle that was too thick. The tension can cause these holes to stretch and turn into large holes in the fabric.
Good home and sports kits are sewn with a special flat stitch. It doesn’t squeeze, it doesn’t prick and protrude on the clothes lump – these seams are almost not visible, they are much stronger than conventional and, thanks to the frequent stitching, don’t allow the fabric to sprawl.
This point is essential for all those who have problems with swelling and the circulatory system. The elastic bands on home clothes should not be tight. Even a seemingly comfortable elastic band can squeeze the leg during prolonged wear and provoke edema.
Synthetic fabrics like polyester and nylon take about 40 years to decompose. Natural raw materials – much faster, in just 2-3 years. This applies to cotton, silk and fabrics made from cellulose fiber.
The advantages of such materials are also that they do not accumulate static electricity, do not cause allergies and are 100% recyclable.