Why we love using Modal Fabric
The kids school holidays are in full swing, so now it’s your job to keep the kids off their screens and having fun.
As a pyjama company, it only feels right to begin with the most tedious stress of the holidays; bedtime. As we all know by now, with time off school comes a slighA question we often get asked is if our nightwear is made from 100% cotton. In most cases, it usually isn't and instead we favour Modal. This doesn't mean we’re against pure cotton fabrics but during our journey at Cyberjammies we realised there’s a better way of using fabrics. A favoured alternative to 100% cotton is Modal and we tend to use it in blended with cotton or viscose. We realise many of our customers may not be familiar with modal and a quick google search will reveal that it’s a semi-synthetic fabric, which may sound like an unusual fabric to use,instead of natural cotton. But we assure you, it’s not that unusual, We love it! tly disturbed bedtime routine. However, one of our favourite memories as a child is when bedtime rules are thrown out the window during the holidays and the kids were allowed to stay up watching TV past the watershed.
We challenge you as parents to forget the rules for a night or two and make the most of these special moments… and what better occasion to purchase matching pyjama sets for all the family?
What makes modal so special?
Modal was developed in the 1960’s by an Austrian company called Lenzing who’ve been producing it for over 75 years. It’s what technical people would call a cellulosic fibre which means it starts from a natural source. It’s made using wood pulp, mostly from Beechwood, but is produced in a similar way to synthetic fibres such as nylon. Therefore modal has its ecological benefits. It doesn’t require as many resources as other materials as it is made with plant-based materials. Plus, its super comfy and cosy. Furthermore, the process and chemicals are all environmentally friendly- which is great!
To help our customers understand why we love using modal, we’ve created a quick overview on the great benefits it can offer you and your nights sleep. .
- Beautiful Shine- Modal fabric has a beautiful shine to it, making your nightwear look super luxurious with a subtle lustre. Bright colours– Here at cyberjammies we love our bright colours and bold prints! (As you can probably tell) Modal takes colour really well and you get a really great depth of shade rather than the flat appearance, often associated with cotton or linen.
It’s comfort and flow– One of our favourite parts about modal fabric is its ultra-comfy feel. It’s soft, light, flexible, and breathable. It doesn’t crease, doesn’t shrink, and drapes well, too. Everything you’d want for a perfect night sleep. It’s naturally a cool fabric to wear and is breathable. For nightwear, these are great qualities and can help to get a great night’s sleep. In our book, there’s not much worse than feeing hot and uncomfortable at night. Anecdotally, many of our customers with irritated skin tell us that the gentle, cool feel of our modal blend fabrics really help and many eczema sufferers have also told that they feel the benefits too.
- It stands the test of time – Those beautiful colours we talked about earlier are here to stay because modal fabrics not only take colour very well, they hold onto it too. This means that even after repeated washing and tumble drying, pyjamas with modal content will still look great. If you missed it above, the other great news is that modal is also tumble dryable and what’s more, it has really low shrinkage rates in comparison to its natural competitors. Modal is also a bit of a tough cookie and is unlikely to break down through wash and wear.
Finally, Modal is good better for the planet. It's made from sustainable wood pulp and produced using environmentally friendly chemical processes. Modal is also compostable and biodegradable making it one of the kindest fabrics to our environment. If you add it that it also has a tendency to last longer than some of its rivals, modal really does make a great ethical choice.
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