Feature | Fall Fabrics

Wednesday November 05, 2014

Fall is here in full force and winter will soon be upon us. We want to help you stay warm and dry this season, so we've put together a little guide to showcase some of the most useful fabrics for fall. Here are our 3 favourites for the transitioning stage of seasons.

Nonnative Labourer Vest + Moncler Norman Jacket

Nylon | Light but Strong
How much weight does it take to break apart this piece of fabric? 4.6kgs. Nylon is a strong synthetic alternative to silk, and actually took the place of it in many different products after silk became scarce during World War II. It replaced silk in many military applications, such as parachutes and flak vests, and in many types of vehicle tires at the time. Nylon may have waterproof and water resistant properties, or have zero porosity (will not allow air or water through), and is light in weight with a soft and silk-like texture.

Boglioli Moleskin Dover Jacket + Nonnative Dweller Moleskin Jean

Moleskin | Soft and Durable

Moleskin fabrics are great for the winter, as they retain heat well. The high cotton content means that they’re also very breathable, so they can pretty much be worn all in seasons. The thicker make up of moleskin makes it quite durable and hardwearing, but it's also very soft; perfect for the ups and downs of our busy lives.


The Elder Statesmen Picasso Sweater + Cross Herring Sweatpants

Cashmere | Warm and Light

Cashmere is obtained from highly sought-after goats that are specifically bred for their extremely soft, pale hair, which is eight times warmer than sheep’s wool, yet significantly lighter. It takes one Mongolian goat about four years to shed enough hair to make one cashmere sweater, which means that 100% cashmere of good quality should always be thought of as a worthy investment.