Beware the Holiday Fashion Trend in Metallic Fabrics
Glitter and gloss are always part of any holiday celebration, and this year the fashionistas among you may be considering a metallic fabric to get in the spirit of the season. Before you make a sizable investment in this holiday fashion trend, here are a few things we want you to know.
1. Metallic yarns are notorious for shrinking, which can cause distortion (puckering) of the fabric.
2. Metallic yarns are very susceptible to breaking down in the areas of the garment that are subject to abrasion – ex. elbows, underarms areas, etc.
3. Metallic yarns will discolor from perspiration and contact with alcohol (the kind you drink AND the kind found in perfumes, colognes, hair sprays, etc)