Nowadays, more and more people are trying to make hanfu by themselves, and with the development of productivity, there are many new cloths that can be applied in hanfu making.
These new materials are used in the production of hanfu, which some people find inappropriate and feel that hanfu should be made entirely from materials already available in ancient China, and not from new fabrics that have emerged in modern times. But as long as we fully grasp the characteristics of these fabrics, the new fabrics can also be well used in the hanfu, based on following the shape of the hanfu.
Next, let’s take a look at the pros and cons of some new cloth in Chinese hanfu making!
Chiffon is a chemical fiber fabric similar in style to silk fabrics, light, breathable, easy to wash, inexpensive, and so on, and the thickness of different chiffon also varies, a large number of choices, popular with everyone, very suitable for making summer clothes.
Lace as a very good-looking fabric, at first used mostly for lace, but nowadays it is also very popular practice to make the whole dress with lace, it is not only good-looking pattern, but also breathable and thin, used to make hanfu is also very suitable, can add some bright colors to the lower skirt. This fabric is very popular with everyone.
Cuprammonium is a biodegradable, environmentally friendly fabric extracted from plants, with a silky feel, warm in winter and cool in summer, not easy to generate static electricity, soft and skin-friendly, and as new fabric, very popular with everyone. This fabric is easier to wash, just take care to hand wash it carefully.
The woolen cloth is a kind of woven fabric made of wool, cashmere and other materials, there is a difference between worsted wool and rough wool, there are many kinds, suitable for autumn and winter wear, has the function of windproof and warm, but not conducive to washing.
Corduroy, a fabric with longitudinal strips of fleece, has always been a favorite of many hanfu makers. For fall and winter, make an Ao (袄) or Bijia (比甲) with corduroy that is not only comfortable to touch, but also warm. But this fabric also has the disadvantage of being easily soiled and not conducive to washing.
Compared to other fabrics, coral fleece is actually more suitable for lining. This colorful, extremely skin-friendly, lint-resistant, and the inexpensive fabric is very comfortable and warm when applied to the lining of an Ao or Bijia. It’s just that it’s prone to static electricity and absorbs too much water during washing, which is not much of a problem compared to its benefits.
There are also a very large number of fabrics that have appeared in modern times that cannot be recounted due to the length of the article. Although they are not as beautiful and skin-friendly as silk fabrics, they are convenient and inexpensive, and can also be used as cloth in Chinese hanfu making.
In fact, the fabric of hanfu can not only choose cotton and linen silk, and other fabrics, but modern these emerging fabrics are also beautiful, can also be used in the production of hanfu. So you don’t have to worry about whether or not the cloth in Chinese hanfu can be used in the modern fabric! As long as it’s convenient, and as much as you like, it’s the best.