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What Does "Quality" Mean: Fabric


People know us for our fabrics. People choose us for our fabrics. We scour the world for textiles, many of which aren't necessarily made for shirting. We make sure they're unique and special, and constructed of utmost quality, whether it's our super soft white fabric or our textured red quilted fabric. Here are a few of the traits we look for when we choose our shirting fabrics.


img-9940.jpgHand: First and foremost, the feel of the fabric needs to be incredible. "Hand" of a textile means how it feels to the touch. If Glass House works with classic fabrics like our blue solid or one of our bengal stripes, we obsess over the hand of the material and make sure it's like nothing you've ever felt before. These fabrics are so incredibly soft due to the Tencel/lyocell content, it'll seriously blow your mind. We aim for a luxurious feel that will beat anything you may already have in your closet.

Construction: Many of our fabrics are made in Japan, one of the most ground-breaking and inventive countries putting out fabrics to date. Many of the mills we work with have a long history of making fabrics and are also modern and progressive. The fabrics we choose are are made of incredible cotton yarns (many times organic) and blends that are made to stand the test of time. There are some flawed systems out there that claim to determine the quality of material, so at Glass House we know fabrics and trust our knowledge of all materials, not just shirting.

Content: We aim to always use as much natural content as possible in our shirting. You will find cotton as the main source for the majority of our textiles' content, while being matched with other natural materials like lyocell. Also, dying fabrics with harsh chemicals can deteriorate the yarn before you even purchase the finished garment. We look to work with mills that dye their fabrics with natural, plant-based dyes that don't break down the natural material, as well as don't pollute the water around the mill with waste water that can be full of toxins. 

We don't claim to know everything about fabric, but we know a lot, and there's always room to learn more and offer something even better to you!

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