Our Fabrics – June Isle Clothier

Our Fabrics

All of our fabrics are organic and ethically sourced. We use unique blends of cotton, linen, hemp, and bamboo to achieve the ideal balance of structure and comfort for each garment.

Most of our dresses and rompers are sewn with an organic linen-cotton blend (55% linen 45% cotton). This beautiful blend brings out the best features of both materials—the natural durability and structure of linen, with the classic softness of cotton. Please note that our organic linen cotton blends will shrink at a rate of 10% with washing and drying so it is often best to size up. Some of our lighter dresses and accessories are made with an organic hemp-cotton blend for extra softness right off the rack.

For items where stretch and comfort are more important than structure, we use bamboo jersey knit, European cotton gauze, or bamboo gauze.

LINEN

Linen is a natural plant-based fabric made from flax. It has the triple advantage of being hypo-allergenic, anti-microbial, and delightfully breathable in hot weather.

Linen garments are made to last. New linen has a slightly crisp texture, but with time and play it becomes luxuriously soft. While they get softer, well-worn linen clothes still maintain their shape and natural luster, making them ideal for long term wear. Linen is also relatively easy to take care of—it resists dirt and stains, does not pill, has little to no shrinkage when washed, and can be tumble dried, ironed, or steamed.

When people think of linen, they often think of wrinkles. Linen fibers have a natural resin called lignan. At first, the fibers are stiff and crease easily. We encourage you to embrace these wrinkles and fall in love with them. Through handling, use, and a little love, these wrinkles naturally become smoother, but you can help them along with a quick iron or steaming.

Our linen-cotton blends have a 10% shrink rate after their first wash, so it’s a good idea to buy one size up for a long term, comfortable fit. To stay smooth, iron or steam after each wash.

 

 

 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

COTTON

All of our cotton blended fabrics are made with 100% organic cotton. What makes organic cotton so much better than the conventional variety? Simply put, it’s more sustainable and lasts longer.

Organic cotton has a much smaller environmental impact than conventional production methods. The difference starts on the farm; fields of organic cotton aren’t treated with pesticides, insecticides, or herbicides, so none of those chemicals have a chance to leach into the local ecosystem, and there’s no risk of dangerous exposure to farm workers or consumers.
Organic cotton is also more sustainably processed. It uses far less water, and absolutely no toxic dyes or finishing agents.


In addition to being the healthier option, organic cotton materials last longer before the fibers start to break down—at least 100 washes, compared to 10-20 washes for non-organic varieties.

Cotton is known for its soft texture and versatility. It is one of the most popular textiles around the world, but unfortunately the over-production of conventional cotton is negatively impacting our planet and those living on it. Using organic cotton just makes sense; it is free of toxins, free of harm, holds up to wash and wear, and is still soft to the touch.

 

HEMP

Hemp has a similar texture to linen, but requires far less processing. Clothing made with the hemp fiber offers advantages in both comfort and durability, as well as significant benefits for our beautiful planet.

Hemp grows very quickly, and requires no pesticides or herbicides to thrive. It has deep roots that "anchor and aerate the soil" in which it’s grown, so it requires very little water–only half the amount required to grow cotton.

Hemp fiber has natural anti-microbial properties and excellent breathability: it quickly wicks moisture away from the body, making hemp clothes resistant to odor-causing mold, mildew, and bacteria.

Just like linen and cotton, hemp fabric gets softer the more it's washed and worn. It also has exceptionally strong fibers, which means it can withstand a multitude of washings before breaking down.

The best part? Hemp is more wrinkle resistant than linen, and requires less care to stay smooth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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