pink minky fabric sample

Why I Only Use Natural Fibers for Dream Field Studio Products

I love shopping the fabric stores to find new designs and patterns for Dream Field Studio. Some fabrics catch my eye with their gorgeous color and textures, but when I find out they're made of polyester or acrylics, it's a no-go for me. No matter how tempting they look, I just can't bring myself to buy them.

Recently, I stumbled upon this fabric called "minky." It's super soft and comes in the prettiest colors, like this pastel pink with raised dots. I seriously considered using it for the covers of my Lavender Heat Wraps—such a tempting choice! But then I read the label and learned that minky is 100% polyester. 

Here's the deal: I'm all about natural fibers like cotton and linen and never touch synthetics. Here's why:

Breathability: Cotton and linen let the air flow better than synthetic fabrics, making stuff like eye pillows and heat wraps comfy by preventing that annoying heat buildup.

Comfort: Natural fibers are way softer and feel so much better against your skin, especially for sensitive spots like your eyes or the delicate skin on your neck.

Hypoallergenic Properties: Natural fibers are less likely to irritate your skin or cause allergic reactions. Super crucial for things that cozy up to your skin, like Dream Field Lavender Eye Pillows and Heat Wraps.

Synthetics Pick Up Odors: Polyester and nylon are like magnets for oil, which is why gym clothes can smell so stinky! And those scents odor are tricky to remove without using even more chemicals.

Environmental Considerations: Natural fibers are the eco-friendly champs. They're biodegradable and much more gentle on the planet than the production of synthetic fibers like polyester.

Thermal Regulation: Natural fibers keep things at a comfy temp. Perfect for heat wraps—warmth without the discomfort or overheating.

Sure, natural fibers might hit your wallet a bit harder, but they last longer, are better for your health, and are a win for the environment. So, it's money well spent, don't you think?

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