A Quick Way to Test the Quality of a Fabric


Here’s a trick to use before buying a silk or knit item—and it won’t cost you a thing.

Simply pull your potential purchase across width and lengthwise, testing the resilience. Lesser-quality material tends to sag, while higher quality will stay firmer. According to Beth Amason, a fabric coordinator for New York City clothing manufacturer Vandale Industries who has sourced materials for Anthropologie and Topshop, the reason this is so important is because that the drooping will get more evident over multiple wearings.

Check out these festive outfit ideas for the holiday season.

(image: thelimited.com)


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