The Blog - Written By Our Founder Jacynth » Fabric Up-Close

    What Is Cupro?

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    At the-Bias-cut.com we really want to help you make an informed decision when making a purchase - and that includes understanding the fabric the garment is made from. We take fabric very seriously, and every time we select a piece it has to be of excellent quality and a suitable fabric. And we have no shame in saying some pieces are synthetic, because synthetic fabrics have come a long way, with many just as good quality, if not more so, than natural.  So far I've explored why polyester deserves a second chance, and revealed what viscose really is. So today...

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    What Makes Our Curated Collections Special

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    When I founded the-Bias-Cut.com my mission was to cut through and end ageism in the Fashion Industry. And, of course, that is still my mission. But I also wanted to do this without compromising my own values that believe in quality, integrity, supporting independent designers, and fair manufacturing processes. I wanted to be able to offer discerning, stylish women of all ages a destination where they could find those special pieces that would really make them feel great, both from a design and an ethical standpoint. Inevitably that means we aren’t High Street. And we don’t want to be. Instead...

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    Should I Wear Viscose?

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    “I refuse to wear anything that’s polyester or viscose.” Sound familiar? Even if this view isn’t something you adhere to, it’s quite likely a friend does. I’ve already addressed why it’s time to have a rethink when it comes to polyester, so this time I’m talking viscose (or viscose rayon, or just rayon as it’s commonly known in the US). Naturally, the best place to start is: what is viscose? I was rather disappointed recently when I read a blogger, purporting to be an authority on fabrics, classified viscose as synthetic. It isn’t. It’s semi-synthetic. Because it derives from wood...

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    What Actually Is A Bias Cut?

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    “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Yes, yes we all know that immortal Shakespeare line. But let’s get real for a minute: names are pretty important. From your own to that of a brand, a name is ingrained in one’s identity. So when you start up your own business, obviously coming up with a good, punchy name is integral.  Fortunately “the-Bias-Cut.com” has been frequently complimented; a double entendre of being both a technical fashion term, and referencing our mission to cut through the age bias within the Fashion...

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    Fabric Up-Close: West African Wax Hollandais

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    If you aren’t yet a fan of the BBC’s Great British Sewing Bee, you should be. Aside from the obvious entertainment aspect, it’s a great way to learn more about fabrics and the construction of clothing. So that you can understand more about what sets quality garments aside from the rest. Last week’s episode was their ‘International Week’, and for their 3rd and final task the contestants had to make dresses using traditional West African wax Hollandais fabric. This was particularly close to our hearts at The-Bias-Cut.com since we stock some fabulous pieces by Sika – who source traditional fabrics...

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