Environmentalism isn’t just a trend, it’s a life change that not many know how to make. Although making your own clothes is already a step in the right direction, there are a variety of Mood Fabrics that are sustainable, cruelty-free, and environmentally sound. Let’s take a look at the four most popular, and how you can utilize them, using inspo from designers that exclusively use ethical fabric sources.
Organic Cotton Twill
Cotton twill fabrics are stunning fabrics on every front. Twill is a type of weave that results in a diagonally lined pattern on the fabric, though that pattern is quite faint. With crisp drape and a smooth hand, this fabric is an absolute dream to sew with, and it’s completely opaque! Mara Hoffman’s puff-sleeved front-zip dress is the perfect garment for organic cotton twill, with a slight structure and simple silhouette, while Marie Serre’s simple skirt suit would look casual, yet crisp in organic cotton twill. Rag & Bone’s simple pants are clean cut and fun, and Stella McCartney blends work and play with a denim jumper.
Check out these organic cotton twill options:
Tencel twill, like the organic cotton twill, features the same diagonal lines but with a much more fluid drape. This makes it ideal for casual dresses and flowy designs. Kitx’s simple belted dress features a looser skirt that would sharp in Tencel twill , while Rag & Bone’s playful jumper looks perfect for a stroll through the park. Simon Miller’s matching button-up and pants hit the nail on the monochromatic head, and Stella McCartney’s shirt dress looks like the Lunaria Dress without the ruffle, the ideal candidate for Tencel twill!
Where there’s a twill, there’s a way:
Like Tencel before it, and organic cotton before that, vegan twill also features a diagonal weave. Made up of cupro, this fabric is much more fluid, like the Tencel, but slightly more translucent. Gabriela Hearst’s simple maxi dress would be stunning in a vegan twill, and I love Kitx’s kimono style cardigan. Mara Hoffman’s simple slip is a lovely piece that can easily be made of vegan twill, as well as Rag & Bone’s relaxed wrap dress, which is paired with a beautiful anorak similar to the Kerria Anorak, made of the organic cotton twill.
Twill you or won’t you:
The vegan jacquard collection at Mood is one of my favorites. Luxuriously soft, fluid, and sporting a stunning pattern, they can’t get any better. Kitx’s sinuous cocktail dress is the perfect garment for the vegan jacquard’s flowing drape, as is Mara Hoffman’s blue slip dress. Rag & Bone’s midi dress looks cute and comfortable, something the vegan jacquard would really thrive as. Richard Quinn’s show-stopping, heart-breaking, wallet-taking thirties style dress truly took my breath away, and although it’s made of chiffon, I think the lightness of the vegan jacquard would really flourish in the silhouette, and it would be a bit more opaque too.
Go vegan with these fabrics:
What ethically sourced fabric is your favorite? I need to replace my wardrobe with those stunning vegan jacquards, but I love an organic cotton twill.