Material decisions

by Sugar_Glyder. Posted on Sep 15, 2020    2    1

So I've been creating a pretty unique product and the prototypes are nearly complete but I'm in a huge hole of what to do with fabrics and figured here is one of the best places to ask.

So, I'm at a tie between cutting edge antibacterial fabric but it's 100% synthetic, certified OkeoTex or Got organic bamboo or cotton but the cost is too high, and there are limited colours or using something common and cheaper IE. Regular fabrics and minky but really don't know which way to go.

On the one hand, I want it to be as amazing as possible for the environment and customers and planned to avoid synthetics at all cost yet on the other hand cutting edge fabrics can help protect the customers and leave the garment able to be worn longer between washes. I don't want the cost of fabrics to drive up the final cost price of the garment to make it unobtainable but also want to have something sustainable and more premium. I'm based in Australia so heat from the garment may make it prohibitive to our market half the year if I'm not careful but on the other hand I'd love for it to be snuggleable and really comforting.

I'd really appreciate ideas and feedback as frankly I'm running out of time to hit my self imposed deadline and only want the best for my customers in the end. If anyone wants to reach out to help, I would really appreciate opinions.


procrux 1

Did you order any fabric samples?

I think the best thing for you to do would be to have your potential customers tell you!

Is there a way you can get together a small focus group of people that match your ideal customer? Youd be surprised that sometimes what they want is not at all what youd expect.

I'd come prepared with fabric samples and the cost of the garment were you to use those samples.