Designer Jemma Swatek, who created the Lykke Wullf brand, went to college to study the environment, but later turned to fashion design. Now, however, she finds herself constantly thinking about her surroundings while making clothes.
“When it comes to design, I definitely consider the weather, the climate,” she said. “I live in LA. It was getting warmer and hotter every summer. Last year I was like, ‘God, I did so fucking hot ‘ and then I was like, ‘Next year I have to make the weakest and most comfortable clothes. ‘”
The heat was a great inspiration for her recent collection for summer 2021, which contains a lot of canvas. He thinks he’s breathing and he likes it moving away from the body.
“I’ve been more involved with flax for the last few years, and I think the heat is part of it, ”she said. “I made a bra out of it, but we also made loose pieces long-sleeved linen shirts … because I want to stay cool, but I am an outdoor person and my skin burns. ”
The United States has just finished the warmest June in history, The West has been fried since relentless heat all summer. At a time like this, no one wants to wear sticky, sweaty fabrics. Instead, we are all looking for lightweight clothing that absorbs moisture. Bed linen matches the bill. Made from the stems of flax plants, flax fibers are large, and fabrics tend to have a more open weave, letting in more breeze. It’s not just this summer. Bed linen was everywhere the last couple of summers. And as our planet heats up, it could be considered the fabric of that age.
Gina Stovall, a climatologist who is also the designer behind Two Days Off, also uses a lot of linen and other natural fabrics in her design. She mentioned that they don’t just breathe but also look presentable without ironing.
“With the types of natural fabrics I use … I don’t have to do them as much maintenance as possible, ”she said. “I don’t want to spend extra time using an iron and things like that while warming up extra.”
Compared to other fabrics, bedding also has a fairly small ecological footprint. Unlike synthetic fibers such as polyester,, which are made from fossil fuels that pollute greenhouse gases, are made entirely from plants. Lan also demands far less water to grow from cotton. And aesthetically, the fabric looks presented, but it’s not too classy, which fits in with how people want to dress in the heat.
“I think time has somehow made things more casual,” said Christopher Kunz, co-founder of the clothing brand Nicholas K. “When it warms up, no matter the event, I don’t want to be in a thick suit. I don’t want to be in a stiff shirt. I want to be in something knitted that flows, is comfortable to wear and doesn’t restrict movement. ”
Bedding can be easily wrinkled – flax fibers do not have a natural elasticity, so when they are pushed into a certain position, they hold the folds. My mom doesn’t wear it for that reason. But these days, it’s our penchant for casual dress it can also make people less worried about these shortcomings. It’s okay for clothes to look vibrant and less perfect.
“My goal is always look stunning but be very comfortable and casual and be able to do anything in my clothes at any time, ”Swatek said.
If you’ve bought a lot of bedding this summer, you’re obviously not alone. And don’t worry – you won’t have to put it off until the fall.
“With flax, everyone thinks it’s a summer fabric. But this textile is my favorite because it is very versatile. It absorbs sweat in the heat, but will also help insulate you when it’s coldSaid Stovall.
In climate change World, it never hurts to be ready for extremes both ends live.