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Synthetic fibers and what they're good at | FABRIC GUIDE | Justine Leconte

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  1. Tünde Hadady

    I hate polyester soooooo much, unfortunately most of lovely prints are polyester so I used to fall for it. Never again, I feel so "bad in my skin" all day long as wearing it 😖 could you explain why some people say viscose is natural and others say it is not ? And why on earth sometimes viscose feels lovely on the skin all day long, and sometimes just as awful as polyester ? It varies soooo much from an item to another ! Thanks for the tips 🤗

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  2. Andile William

    Thank you so much for this video. I'm a fashion student and needed to study different fibres, properties and characteristics for my textiles test the next day, very helpful and straight to the point briefings. Picked up so much information in a short period of time. I was able to put things together in my own understanding. Forever grateful!

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  3. Nancy Oppegard

    Justine, really enjoyed this video.  It was a good review of fabric types; learned about them in Jr. High School (1960's) and I'm still interested in all types of fabrics.  Thanks for all your videos, they're excellent.

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  4. SilvaMorasten

    Hi, thank you for another interesting video, as well as for that one about natural fibres. I would welcome more similar videos dadicated to industry of fibres, cleaning, ecological ways how to throw them out like how to recycle synth.fibres to not let them turn into microplastic particles etc…

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  5. Bernadette Villoria

    Hi Justine! I just want to know if there's already a sequel to this video? I'm trying to make better choices for my clothing, and information is key. Would love to watch more. Thank you.

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  6. Sarah Thatcher

    I noticed a few others commented on the environmental, social and human health problems that synthetic fibres cause. I really hope in the future you will do an in depth video about the detrimental consequences of using these fabrics. Except for some outerwear, I only purchase clothes that have been made with organic and natural materials and low or environmentally friendly dyes. The fashion industry is now known to be the 2nd worst polluting industry only second to the oil industry which is actually the what these fibres are mostly made from. They are mostly petroleum based/plastic fibres. For the health of the planet and all of it's inhabitants I do not believe we should add to our world wide problem of pollution, plastic and toxicity. I will if absolutely necessary for outerwear purchase clothes that have recycled plastic. For weather proof items that are not going to be directly on my skin and that I know are recycled and ethically made (Patagonia brand).. I would also love to see a video which explains the differences between organic cotton and non-organic cotton. I will not purchase any non-organic cotton partly for environmental reasons, for my health, and also because I do not want a penny of my money going to support Monsanto. They have been found guilty in a California court for their 'pesticides' causing a man to get terminal NHL cancer. And these are the same pesticides that they pour into the ground, are in the cotton seeds, the workers have to be exposed to, and people wear on their skin. I will go without before I knowingly support them. These are very important issues for us all because we all buy and wear clothes. We are all contributing to the 'problems' and I believe we can all become the solution. A wonderful blogger that has Youtube videos that explain material types with these issues in mind is Daria from wonderwardrobe. I hope you do learn about these issues and help spread the information and also become part of the solution.

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  7. Jia Drisdom

    A pair of my favorite pants (white flowy chiffon) are polyester. When I found out, I almost didn't buy it as it was very expensive and polyester isn't that much! I wanted them so much, though. The mannequin drew me in right away. I truly wanted to get rid of all polyester in my wardrobe. Anyway, I tired the pants on and they breathe, they're so soft, and they fall perfectly. I had to buy them. Screw the expense. I'm glad to know polyester isn't the devil. Makes me feel better about my purchases. I've noticed that a few high-end pieces have polyester in them. I was really surprised. Not so much anymore, thanks to you. Great videos. I watchrd the entire series, and I learned so much. If you do see this amoung the seas of comments–how and why did you start using YouTube for yourself?

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  8. malia amore

    I have a test in my textile science class coming up and I found this series as a great resource. You presented the information better than my professors. Thank you.

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  9. Ivee Sings

    so so informative 🙂 i also love how non-condescending you are. i watched another YouTuber and she said, "if you want to be classy avoid polyester at all costs." then she didn't really explain why. whenever i watch your videos i learn something new. Thank you 🙂

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  10. Ida Damgaard

    I can't wear acrylic knit at all, I get very physically uncomfortable. Within half an hour it feels like I've gone into menopause with hot flashes and all. Also synthetic fabric has a tendency to smell more/make your sweat smell worse because it's less breathable, and the odour is often heat activated when you wear the clothes again, even after washing. When I shop for clothes, I always look at the label to check the material components. Too high percentage of artificial fibers and I'll leave it.

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  11. A Ogórkowa

    The problem with polyester and other one make from plastic is that when we wash them micro plastic elements go to the water and we have it more in more also in natural water reservoirs

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  12. vviolly

    Hi! Could you please tell me whether is there any difference between nylon and polyamide? In case of lingerie I have noticed that nylon one is super resistant and comfy. Do you have the same opinion?

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  13. Danson for Joy

    Your videos are truly so educational and fascinating, Justine! Thank you for explaining about both natural and synthetic fibers. 🙂

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  14. S. G.

    i noticed that synthetics tend to get smellier at the end of the day more than natural fibers, so i usually wear a natural fiber layer underneath if i need to wear a blazer or something.

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  15. Heather Ranieri

    Hi Justine love your informative videos. I heard somewhere that mixing natural & synthetic fibres can't be separated to recycle. Is this correct? If so what fabrics are able to be recycled? Thankyou : )

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  16. Debbie

    I don't know how I missed your fabric videos! So glad I found them. ALL your videos are so interesting and informative. You don't ramble randomly like many YouTubers. Thank you for the grey background and the proper lighting too. I had to pause the video because I just HAD to tell you how complimentary your top is. The colour suits you perfectly. OK back to your video 😊

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  17. Nusch Bos

    I loved these series. I learned so much. I would love a video on undergarments (underwear). Specifically the non visible ones 😀

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  18. Remy Vu

    Hi Justine, thank you so much for this series. Your videos are so informative and calming. Do you have any opinion on a fabric called triacetate? Everland claims it to be easy-care, crease resistant which seems too good to be true

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  19. maymunah Adewale

    I absolutely love fabric gorgeous fabric that is. Please continue with this series and would love to know know more about which fabric fibers are better to mix

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  20. Raianny Barbarioli

    OMG you explain things so well, you should be a fashion teacher!!! Very clear explanation and relevant information, perfect! I am also starting my own clothing line after years in fashion management, so finding all the videos super helpful 🙂 Thanks Justine!!

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