Workwear Fabric & Material Update 2021
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Workwear Fabric & Material Update 2021

Workwear is a significant concern of all professionals. Whether you wear a uniform or formal /casual workwear, the essential aspect is the quality of fabric material. Each fabric has its qualities that can be graded based on durability, comfort, and refinement or the core material used.

Before spending your hard-earned money, you must evaluate the various aspects to check if the fabric is worthwhile and can stand the rigorous daily routine. This article will discuss the types of fabric material and qualities available in the Australian market.   

Fabric Material Types And Category By Weightage 

The selection of fabric material depends on many factors depending on the weather, event, outlook of the fabric, softness, or thickness. It is always a better idea to know .

the weightage of the material before you are thinking of buying it. 

By the Australian Standards of workwear fabric quality comes in three major weighting categories;

  1. Light weight fabric
  2. Midweight
  3. Heavyweight
Lightweight 155gsmpolyestercotton blend lightweight cotton
Midweight190gsmCotton FlanneletteGertrudePlush
Heavyweight310gsmWoolen Thick FleeceCanvas/Denim

Within these three categories of fabric type, several others fall in between these bracket figures. We are sharing the detailed fabric types, famous names, and the range of qualities in the following table for your further information. 

Fabric categoryFabric names
Very lightweight woven fabricsBatiste, chiffon, net, Voile, Organza, Georgette, transparent fabrics.
Lightweight Woven fabricsLawn, Muslin, Oxford cloth,Challis, chambray, charmeuse, crepe, dotted swiss, handkerchief linen, silk blouse fabrics, satin, eyelet, lace, Taffeta, lightweight wools and polyesters
Light to Medium Weight Woven fabricsMetallic, Sequined fabrics, elasticized fabrics, gingham, percale seersucker.
Medium Weight Woven fabricsBroadcloth, brocade, linen, pique, Velvet,shantung, chintz, velveteen, polyester blends, acrylics, Woolens, fleece, gabardine, outerwear fabrics.
Medium to Heavy Weight Woven fabricsDenim, drapery fabric, twill-weave, corduroy, terry, velour, fake fur, double-faced fabrics, quilted fabrics.
Heavy Weight FabricsCanvas, duck, awning fabrics. sailcloth, upholstery , Burlap, Cheviot, Fleece, Tweed, Doeskin, Mohair
Lightweight KnitsDouble knit, interlocks, jersey, mesh, panne velvet, rib knits.
Light to Medium Weight KnitsSweater, sweatshirt, two-way stretch, velour.
Medium -heavy Weight KnitsDouble knits flee


Most Suitable Workwear Fabric For Summers

Many people ask which is the most suitable workwear fabric for summer in Australia.

The following article will identify the best fabric material for the summer season for both men’s and women’s workwear.  

Summer Workwear Fabric

The best fabric material for workwear in summers is pure cotton and light cotton blends. Their fabric should be breathable, lightweight, and ventilating for the body. The fabric could be a polyester-cotton blend, too, as the pure cotton gets the creases very quickly. You can explore thin denim, broadcloth, brocade, and linen for men’s and women’s workwear in the medium-weight material.

Read More: Corporate Workwear: Things To Consider During Selection

Women Workwear Types For Summers 2021

In summer 2021, the recommended fabric for women’s workwear should be medium or lightweight. The pants and skirts with linen blazers will be the best choice for summer workwear for formal, semi-formal, or casual days in the office. Use the lawn or thin cotton for the material for shirts and tops. 

The following are the visual reference for the material and style reference for this summer. 

See More: Your Guide to Stylish but Comfortable Women’s Workwear

Men Workwear Types For Summers 2021

By describing the type of fabric, the men’s clothing will be almost the same as women’s. Guys can choose lightweight denim, cotton, and thin linen for shirts and pants. Canvas is a heavier cloth, but it will be a good fabric choice for shorts since it is water absorbent. 

Also Read: Best choices for Summer Workwear 2021

Final words

The selection of fabric for the workwear is an important aspect of making your wardrobe right.

The article is about the types of fabric available in Australian Market by quality and weight. By the end we draw your attention towards the summer trends and which fabric suits your fashion sense this year. 

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