A growing sustainable mindset is influencing fabric ranges and brand choices. Vegetal fibers compile for slightly less than synthetic ones within the global range. Their growth is impactful, compared to the past two years. Within synthetic fabrics, recycled ones have experienced a steady growth as well. Artificial fibers are proportioned around 15% of assortments. Customers are more aware of the subject, leading brands to accordingly re-organizing supply chains, fabric sourcing and product assortments.
Knit and stretchy fabrics are a dominant component of FW21 fabrics, manifesting that comfort is key. Simultaneously, a fresh focus on femininity results in more fluid, sheer and shiny fabrics. Textures that appeal to the senses, such as ribbed or surface treatments are the second most important material. Velvet and satin are visible in several fall collections, despite their comparatively small quantities.