What is the best fabric for sweaters?
Here are the seven best fabrics and blends the fashion pros say you’re most likely to come across while shopping for sweaters.
Sweaters made with natural materials
While you shop, you’ll find these four materials in both organic and recyclable variations.
- Wool: 100-percent wool sweaters get a bad rep for being itchy, and Christian Juul Nielsen, creative director of contemporary womenswear brands AKNVAS and Herve Leger, suggested an easy fix to “make the wool a lot softer and lighter:” Opt for wool sweaters blended with at least 20 percent polyamide, a synthetic material often found in activewear in the form of nylon.
- Cashmere: According to designer Victor Li, “good cashmere is delicate and as soft as silk.” The New York-based designer calls the luxury fabric “one of the finest types of wool” because it helps regulate body temperature, and “recycles