HOW TO RECOGNISE GOOD QUALITY CLOTHING?
Of course, you prefer to buy good quality clothes. After all, that means a longer lifespan and therefore more durability. But what about it, how do you recognise quality clothing? We would like to take you into the world of fast and slow fashion.
What is the difference between clothing from a large fast fashion chain or from a small and passionate brand?
You can read it in this article.
Most fast fashion brands launch many collections a year, sometimes every week. This happens at such a pace that there is less attention to detail and fit. This is all about volume and frequency in launch.
SLOW FASHION, EYE FOR DETAIL
At slow fashion, we make time for each step. That starts with picking the fabrics. Then we go through frequent testing. When the fabric has passed several washing, pilling and stretch tests, we make a sample.
In fast fashion, this step is already skipped, as it all costs too much money and time.
Looking at ourselves, we at Suitss Me can honestly say that we work on the design with attention and think everything through in detail. Using 3D technology, we first test the fit on an avatar. This we optimise the design until we are completely satisfied with it. Only then do we make a sample.
Suitss Me is thus an example of a true slow fashion suit brand.
PRODUCTION WITH ATTENTION TO PEOPLE AND QUALITY
A big difference between fast fashion and Suitss Me suits is also the way the clothes are produced. With fast fashion, cheap labour is often used that works under poor working conditions. At Suitss Me, there is a lot of focus on good working conditions and fair wages for the workers.
But why is suit quality so important?
- A good suit can give your self-confidence a huge boost.
- You feel comfortable in it and it exudes class.
- Moreover, a suit will last for years if it is of good quality
THESE CHARACTERISTICS DETERMINE THE QUALITY
A good quality suit often has a number of features that make it not only look good, but also last a long time.
- For example, it is important that the suit fabric is sturdy and durable.
- Therefore, choose a fabric that does not crease, wear or fade easily.
- Pay attention to the finish of the suit, this is very important.
- Pay attention to the seams, for example. These should be nice and straight and sturdy, otherwise the suit may fray.
- In addition, the suit should fit well. A well-fitting suit is not only comfortable but also looks nicer.
It is important to invest in a quality suit. Although a good suit is often more expensive than a cheaper alternative, it will retain more value in the long run.
Another important aspect of good quality clothes is comfort. Clothing should not only be beautiful, but also comfortable. With fast fashion brands, cheaper fabrics are often chosen that are less comfortable or make you sweat.
Slow fashion suits, such as those by Suitss Me, actually look for the right combination of fabrics to make the garment as comfortable as possible. Think of a fabric with a percentage of elastane.
ADDITIONAL ADVANTAGE OF QUALITY CLOTHING
An added benefit of good-quality clothing is that it is also better for the environment. By choosing clothes that last longer, there is less need to buy new clothes. As a result, less clothing is produced and therefore less energy is consumed and less waste is produced.
WHAT DOES A BRAND STAND FOR?
At Suitss Me, we pay more attention to sustainable production processes. For example, we use organic cotton or recycled materials. We also look at fair working conditions for workers in the production chain.
OPTING FOR QUALITY
All in all, then, there are plenty of reasons to choose good-quality clothes. Not only will it last longer and be more comfortable, it is also better for the environment and the working conditions of the people who make the clothes. So before you buy another garment, it is worth taking a moment to consider its quality and origin.