Fabric selection & recommendation based on client's brief
Uniforms, corporate clothing or institutional wear is a lucrative business and fabric selection is an integral part of it. Fibre2Fashion spoke to some renowned uniform designers of the country to delve deeper into the criteria they use for fabric selection.
The fabrics are sourced from various mills and should be durable, low maintenance and easily available with a sharp, edgy and fresh feel. I have used Siyaram's Soft Touch suiting and shirting fabric from Ruby Mills.
There are multiple sources for the fabrics. Some are from local mills, sometimes they are imported. Fabrics need to have longevity, and at the same time should be breathable and upmarket looking.
I select easy breathable wash-and-wear, crinkle-free fabrics that look fresh all the time. Normally, it is 70 per cent cotton blended with 30 per cent polyester for shirts and tops while it is gabardine twill for trousers, coats and jackets.
Published on: 03/06/2021
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