4 of the Coolest Fabrics to Wear in the Summer

When summer comes around, you soon find that not all the fabrics you wear are the same. While some clothing keeps you feeling cool and fresh in the summer heat, others leave you feeling hot and stuffy.

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You can avoid this discomfort and stay cool in the summer by wearing clothing made from one of these fabrics.

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1. Cotton

Cotton is probably one of the best fabrics you can wear in the summer. A lot of clothing is made out of cotton on account of the fabric being lightweight and cool.

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Cotton is one of the best fabric you can wear in the summer

Cotton is also an absorbent fabric, so it will absorb more sweat than other materials. This will keep you cool, but you will probably have to wash your cotton clothing more often when you wear them in the summer.

2. Linen

Linen, as a natural fibre, keeps you cool in the summer by allowing heat to escape your body. It is also absorbent like cotton, but unlike cotton the fabric dries much faster.

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Linen is a flexible fabric, but also wrinkles easily when worn. Be careful with how you store your linen clothing.

3. Chambray

Chambray is great because it looks a lot like denim. However, the fabric is lightweight and much cooler than denim. Most people replace their denim clothing with chambray in the summer.

But be warned; chambray tends to be of darker shades then other fabrics on this list. Because of it's color, it absorbs more sunlight and can make you warmer in the summer when worn on sunny days.

4. Silk

Like cotton, silk is also a light and cool fabric to wear, but not as absorbent, so sweat stains are less of a problem. It's a good thing too, since most silk clothing has to be washed by hand.

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Silk scarves are light and breathable and perfect accessories for summer

Silk is also a natural fibre, creating a fabric that is very durable.

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Silk scarves are very durable

You will not find a lot of clothing made out of only silk, but there are a lot of fashion accessories made out of the fabric, from scarves to neckties, that come out in the summer. Because the fabric is so lightweight, you almost forget you're wearing a silk accessory.

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Silk is most commonly found in clothing accessories

Nathon Kong adds art to popular men and women silk fashion accessories. Each art piece is created by a person with a mental health trouble and expresses their journey to recovery.

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Every artwork has a story

We collaborate closest with participants of Les Impatients, a nonprofit organization in Montreal which facilitates therapeutic art classes for people with mental health troubles. 10% of all proceeds are donated to Les Impatients so that they can continue to support these artists.

Les Impatients Artwork | Fashion Designer Nathon Kong

Les Impatients Therapeutic Artwork

Each limited edition fashion accessory comes in a unique gift box with a certificate authenticity detailing the story of the artist and the article's edition number.


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10% of your purchases are donated to nonprofit organizations supporting mental health and local artists.

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