Quality & Value Via Elastic

by Debbie Baer April 05, 2017

Have you ever thought about elastic? Until a few months ago I hadn’t either. But then I started sourcing materials for our new skirt, which has an elastic waistband. There are lots of different kinds of elastic. Add to that different weights, thicknesses, hand-feel, finishings, price and availability and very soon there is a lot to learn before choosing the right one.

I talked to store owners & mill reps, sewers & pattern makers to learn what type of elastic would serve our product the best. I ended up sourcing 32 elastic qualities for our skirt and tested 5 of those on samples. I test for recovery (does it return to its original length after stretching?), color-fastness (does it bleed when washed?) and comfort (does it itch or irritate?).

It was about a month of work but in the end it benefits both of us–you’ll have your skirt for years and your experience with your Willary Wardrobe builds our reputation as a brand that stands for and delivers thoughtfully developed quality clothes.

Debbie Baer
Debbie Baer


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