The best tips for summer and sustainable fabrics

by | Jun 17, 2021 | Clothing tips, Sustainability | 0 comments

The beautiful weather is approaching and that means we are all in need of new additions to our summer wardrobes. To reduce your impact on the environment this season, but still look fashionable, we give you some summery and sustainable fabric tips in this article.

Linen and cotton

In the summer it is wise to choose natural materials. Fabrics such as cotton or linen tend to breathe more than synthetic fabrics such as polyester and nylon. This makes them much more comfortable to wear on the warmer days. </Linen is known for its light, breathable and unique texture. The fabric regulates body temperature and feels fine against the skin. One disadvantage of linen is that it wrinkles easily and is slightly weaker than cotton. Do you choose cotton? Make sure it is organic cotton or GOTS certified. This cotton is produced fairly and there are fewer chemicals used. A lot more sustainable so!


Lyocell, also known as Tencel, is a sustainable fiber that is made from wood chips of the eucalyptus tree. The fabric has a luxurious look and feel and has a beautiful sheen that makes it look just like silk. This fabric also scores very well in terms of sustainability. It is produced in a closed-loop system and uses less energy and water than cotton. Lyocell is a breathable and soft material. These properties are nice for garments that lie directly on the skin such as T-shirts and shirts. The fabric isas soft as linen, dries quickly and is highly absorbent. Perfect for a sustainable summer wardrobe.

Recycled polyester

Time for a new swimsuit or bikini? We’ll give you that one! Unfortunately, swimwear is often made of polyester, which is obviously not the most durable fabric. Due to the global plastic problem, fabrics such as recycled polyester are very popular. This is because these synthetic fabrics are very easy to recycle and you avoid the extraction of new raw materials such as petroleum. Recycled fabrics are very sustainable and a good way to reduce the impact of your summer wardrobe. At Enschede Textielstad all fabrics are partly made of recycled material, whereby the colour comes from the product that has been recycled. For example, the colour of our yellow fabrics comes from recycled Fanta bottles!