Keep Cool this Summer!

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Trying to Keep Cool This Summer?

In doing some research on this topic the number one suggestion I found was to wear natural fibers.

  • Cotton, for example, breathes so that perspiration can easily be released.
  • The soft feel of cotton makes it a good choice for people with sensitive skin, including children.

Here is a great example of one of the problems with a man made fabric.

A woman called in and told me the problem with wearing a nylon slip. She said that they cling, and bunch up on you, and they get hot and sweaty. That’s where our cool comfortable cotton a-line cut slips come in. Our slips will not bunch up, the cotton breathes and they are a great item to have both in summer and winter.

Cotton is a time tested, great fiber to keep you comfortable, but are their alternatives? Absolutely!

What are the alternatives?

We offer Bamboo and Tencel.

Bamboo is great at wicking the moisture away from your body. This helps regulate your body temperature allowing your body to breathe. This great new fabric does the work of keeping you cool in the summer and nice and warm in the winter!

Tencel is another natural fabric we offer in a blouse or a skirt. It is an easy care fabric! Just toss it in the washer and dryer with no worries.

In the summer months it can be hung out to dry with very few wrinkles.(of course it won’t look freshly ironed....but who has time for that!)

Check out this quote from an article written by Annabeth Eve Parker-Jamieson

Why to Wear Natural Fiber Clothing?

Some other interesting tips for keeping cool that I found were....

Keep covered up!

Hey that’s right up our alley. Not only that but they suggested loose fitting natural fibers. This protects your skin from getting burnt and provides a little shade from the sun. It sounds like dressing modestly has a few benefits.

Our blouses keep you covered past your elbows, leaving you with much less of a chance of getting burnt from the sun. Our skirts go to your ankles, so just remember sunscreen on your feet if you are wearing sandals!

Light Colors

They are recommended for keeping cool as they reflect the light and heat, while darker colors absorb the heat.

What else can you do to keep cool?

How about "asking" your garden for some help!

 

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