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#51 Rummonkey

Posted 15 June 2019 - 07:03 AM

I sent an email to cue last year I think...no response.  I haven’t purchased anything for the last 2 years except for new running socks. Am hanging out for a sibling to go to the USA in a couple of months. Will be doing a bit of online shopping and sending to his hotel (if those shops haven’t gone down the same route we’re seeing here).

#52 night jasmine

Posted 15 June 2019 - 10:50 AM

I’m wearing a country road top right now that is 96% lyocell and 4% elastane, and denim jeans. Undies and bra are cotton.

I try to avoid poly and synthetics but it’s not always practical. My sportswear is some kind of moisture wick fabric.

The kids uniform are a poly blend.

#53 dadwasathome

Posted 15 June 2019 - 11:27 AM

In summer my tops are usually natural, but I’m getting to love some technical fabrics. Work clothes are cotton or wool.

I am big into UNIQLO heat tech tops in winter

#54 Claudia Jean

Posted 15 June 2019 - 12:23 PM

My other bug bear is clothes "these days" (I sound like my grandma), are cut really poorly.  I'm struggling to find t-shirts and tops that have been cut properly in line with the grain of the fabric, as I dont want my side seams to creep forward after one freaking wear and wash.

#55 purplekitty

Posted 15 June 2019 - 12:35 PM

I find Uniqlo good for basic items.

Cotton,wool and cashmere in a range of colours and styles.

#56 Mum of a miracle

Posted 15 June 2019 - 04:01 PM

I try to avoid them at all costs have got a couple items off wish and eBay that said cotton that was polyester ice worn them on occasion but my god is polyester so hot and so uncomfortable sometimes I sweat through them in no time.

#57 Treasure Island

Posted 15 June 2019 - 11:07 PM

I really can't stand the feel of viscose (It's like wearing the shirt of a thousand needles) so I have taken to label reading and don't bother trying them on anymore. As it seems to be the "in" fabric choice atm it is making it very hard for me to find clothes :(

Edited by Treasure Island, 15 June 2019 - 11:07 PM.

#58 MincePieMasterchef

Posted 17 June 2019 - 12:33 PM

I have to buy whatever fits, looks ok and is warm. And also doesn't need ironing as I don't have time. So that's usually ends up being poly cotton.

Id prefer to buy natural fabrics as they don't stain as easily, and due to environmental concerns. Although cotton has its own set of environmental problems.

#59 Bandwagon

Posted 18 June 2019 - 11:32 PM

I try not to buy synthetics for everyday clothing. I Mostly wear cotton, linen, merino as they seem to last. Anything else wears quickly and often feels too hot.

#60 MincePieMasterchef

Posted 25 June 2019 - 08:00 AM

View PostMands09, on 13 June 2019 - 08:21 PM, said:

I’m really fussy with my clothes. Which is hard at the moment because I swear everything is polyester at the moment. I am boycotting Witcher’s which used to be my go to store as it seems that everything is polyester but still the same price as earlier.

I have heard witchery stuff is now very poorly made too. Doesn't last. but stil $$$$

#61 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 25 June 2019 - 09:49 AM

currently wearing my merino singlets/tanks as my base layer ...

#62 RichardParker

Posted 25 June 2019 - 10:05 AM

View PostClaudia Jean, on 15 June 2019 - 12:23 PM, said:

My other bug bear is clothes "these days" (I sound like my grandma), are cut really poorly.  I'm struggling to find t-shirts and tops that have been cut properly in line with the grain of the fabric, as I dont want my side seams to creep forward after one freaking wear and wash.

This is why there is such a huge waste of clothing - the cheap stuff isn't cut with the grain, in order to get more pieces of clothing out of a single piece of fabric, so it looks nice on the hangar in the shop, but after a few washes it's completely lost its shape.

But you can't even trust the expensive brands with this stuff - they're all made cheaply, they just cost more at the "up-market" chain stores.

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