Clementine's 3 most Common Fabrics

When Adam and Eve left the Garden of Eden they covered their bodies with fig leaves, cave people used furs, and although we were born naked we eventually also clothe our bodies in some form of fabric.

These fabrics have a million variations of drape, texture, softness and wearability, and as we all know, not all fabric is the same.

Sourcing and using the most beautiful, luxurious and versatile fabrics has always been a priority for Clementine Sleepwear, and the new Summer Collection highlights their style as well as their commitment to the comfort and health of their clients. 

 Cotton is a natural fibre that is one of the finer fibres in the world, so the feel is very soft against your body.

It draws moisture away from the skin which then evaporates through the fabric, allowing the skin to ‘breathe’.

This quality means it doesn’t hold odours so you always feel fresh in your cotton pyjamas.

This fresh feeling also helps you to sleep better as cotton is a hypoallergenic fabric that is gentle on your skin and doesn’t cling to your body.

 

 

The other amazing fabric utilised by Clementine Sleepwear is the silky soft bamboo that glides luxuriously against your body. 

Bamboo is a natural product that creates an anti-bacterial and hypoallergenic fabric, ideal for people with skin sensitive skin. It regulates body temperature and is breathable, so you will stay warm in winter and cool during summer.

 

This year at Clementine we have used more viscose than we would usually use in our sleepwear.

 


Viscose is made from cellulose in wood pulp, such as beechwood, pine and eucalyptus. Bamboo can also be used to make viscose. The process involves dissolving the cellulose and then regenerating it into filaments used to make the fabric.

 

Soft and lightweight, viscose fabric has been manufactured for over 100 years and the process has changed greatly over this time to produce the fabric we use today. With its soft beautiful drape, lightweight material, and the lovely luxurious finish, it can result in a beautiful feel on the skin.

Viscose is breathable, airy, and does not trap heat or stick to the body. Viscose needs to be gently washed. I like to wash by sleepwear by hand, but if I need to wash Viscose using the washing machine, I use the silk cycle as this is a gentle wash. I then hang the sleepwear on the line to dry. If you place it in the dryer it can shrink.

 

At times it’s easy to think you’ll just pop into any shop and grab a pair of cheap pyjamas, maybe a nightie with a cute pug on the front or one that says “yaaaaaawn” across the front.

That’s all well and good until you’re trying to fall asleep while the material itches and scrapes against your body, and you end up tangled in crunched up nightwear with no sense of humour.

Value yourself and your body enough to invest a little more in breathable, gentle fabrics that will ease you into deep, rejuvenating sleep. Clementine Sleepwear will wrap you up in luxurious fabrics that benefit your bedtime, and in styles that are classically beautiful.

We promise you’ll never miss that pug dog again.