Precious few can afford prestige wrinkles, majority of us make peace with polyester. Propelled by the recession in 2008, and to continue increasing profit margin, the quality of clothing steadily worsened to a point we struggle to find clothes made of 100% natural fibers.
Natural fibers include wool, cashmere, cotton, silk, chiffons. They are breathable, hypoallergenic, last longer, easier to clean at home without dry-cleaning (of course techniques other than your washing machine’s delicate cycle).
Finding well-made, current, economical, natural fiber clothing, which works for our body-and-style, is nothing short of finding a needle in a hay stack. Off late, I get sticker shocks when I like a dress, it fits me like a glove, but it’s polyester and I need to chop of my limb or a few toes to pay for it.
Polyester is wrinkle-free, cheap, and insect resistant. I remember my grandma and mum would store away seasonal clothes with a bunch of Neem leaves to prevent insect attack. Luckily, now we are not worried about insects eating our clothes, because insects haven’t acquired a taste for plastic.
Skin is our largest organ, what we put on our skin is what we feed our bodies. This would be a topic for another day, so going back on how to pursue prestige wrinkles that are easy on the purse- I feel there isn’t one stop shop that will give us what we want, we just have to go about poking around, and before we like the style and colour, we need to reverse the garment and check the fabric make.