Knitwear is not only an expression of style and comfort, the choice of fibre also has a fundamental effect on how it feels, stays in shape over time and influences the environment. Natural fibres are also very comfortable and environmentally friendly in most cases. Here's a look at some of the most popular natural fibres used in knitwear

1. Wool

Wool is a classic fibre for warmth and long-lasting knitwear. It varies in softness and warmth.  All merino wool is soft, very fine, makes the best base layer and ideal for sensitive skin. Cashmere is luxurious, soft, and light, but it offers great warmth. Lamb Wool is known to be comfortable, hypo-allergenic, and perfect for the most sensitive skin. 

The premium quality of wool produced in Australia and New Zealand is renowned worldwide, celebrated for its exceptional softness, durability, and superior fibre characteristics.
2. Cotton
Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fibre and is valued for its breathability, softness, and hypoallergenic qualities, making it a favourite for lighter knitwear. Organic cotton varieties also offer an eco-friendly option, as they are grown without harmful chemicals and pesticides. 
3. Alpaca

.Alpaca fibres are soft, water-repellent, and warmer than wool, making them excellent for cosy, high-quality knitwear. 

.Why Choose Natural Fibres?
Choosing natural fibres in knitwear means enjoying greater comfort and durability, while also making environmentally conscious choices. Whether it’s the plush luxury of cashmere or the soft touch of cotton, natural fibres enhance the quality and experience of your garments. 
June 12, 2024 — Silvermaple Boutique
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