The Blog - By Our Founder Jacynth

Fabric Up-Close

  • How To Find The Best Quality Cashmere

    It might be getting colder but the silver lining is that it’s also the time to get out your cosy knitwear. There's nothing better than putting on a gorgeous knit, whether its for heading out or snuggling up on the sofa whilst enjoying a hot drink (or perhaps something a little stronger!)  Ca...
  • What Is Cupro?

    At the-Bias-cut.com we really want to help you make an informed decision when making a purchase - and that includes understanding the fabric the garment is made from. We take fabric very seriously, and every time we select a piece it has to be of excellent quality and a suitable fabric. And we ha...
  • Should I Wear Viscose?

    “I refuse to wear anything that’s polyester or viscose.” Sound familiar? Even if this view isn’t something you adhere to, it’s quite likely a friend does. I’ve already addressed why it’s time to have a rethink when it comes to polyester, so this time I’m talking viscose (or viscose rayon, or jus...
  • What Actually Is A Bias Cut?

    “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Yes, yes we all know that immortal Shakespeare line. But let’s get real for a minute: names are pretty important. From your own to that of a brand, a name is ingrained in one’s identity. So when you start up yo...
  • Fabric Up-Close: West African Wax Hollandais

    If you aren’t yet a fan of the BBC’s Great British Sewing Bee, you should be. Aside from the obvious entertainment aspect, it’s a great way to learn more about fabrics and the construction of clothing. So that you can understand more about what sets quality garments aside from the rest. Last week...
  • Fabric Up-Close: The Case for Polyester - Why It's Time To Change Your Mind

    Polyester. It’s all bad, right? Wrong. Yes, it's a somewhat ‘controversial’ view to take, but it shouldn't be. Polyester has come on leaps and bounds – certainly within the past 10 years or so – and yet it can’t seem to shake off its old horrible scratchy, sweaty reputation. I might even go so a...