MODAL FABRIC

April 12, 2016

The world of cool and tough chicks changed in 1995 with the release of a movie called Dangerous Minds. The story of a rough, inner-city school with troubled youth doing whatever they wanted and never listening to anyone - until Michelle Pfeiffer walked in. At first she shows up dressed like you would expect a teacher to dress. The hardline students see her as weak and they eat her alive. Reaching the end of her rope, she reaches for the one piece of clothing that will reposition her as a respected badass. You guessed it. The leather jacket. The mark of the original badass. This changes the way she is viewed by the students and saves the proverbial day.

The leather jacket. The mark of the original badass.

After 1995, you couldn’t consider yourself to have any bad ass-ness if you didn’t wear or own a leather jacket. And, even now, one thing remains clear; it’s a fact that cannot be argued. The type of fabric you wear matters. Nowhere is this more true than with your underwear. That’s why, at SKIVS, we have gone through a rigorous testing process to ensure you are wearing nothing but the best the world has to offer. But, we want to be kind to the planet that we have searched in order to bring this fabric to your door. And we’ve found that the best of everything is Modal. So let me "Dangerous Minds" you and take you to school.

Here’s a lesson with some facts.

Modal fabric is a type of rayon that is made from spinning reconstituted cellulose fibers from beech wood. Produced from sustainably harvested beech trees, modal is a bio-based fabric that goes through a manufacturing process that breaks down the cellulose in the wood pulp so that it can be used to make fibers to form the fabric. Not only is modal luxuriously soft and smooth, it’s environmentally friendly as it takes less water and energy to produce (cotton needs up to 20 times more water!). This eco-friendly fabric has comparable properties and characteristics to bamboo, cotton and hemp and is biodegradable. Sometimes referred to as the “softest fabric in the world,” modal has many benefits over other similar silky fabrics. Let’s take a look…

Not only is modal luxuriously soft and smooth, it’s environmentally friendly...

You might find similar products made with rayon, lyocell or even real silk, but modal has advantages over all of these competitors. Modal is ideal for making undergarments because of its soft and cool-to-touch feel. It is also lightweight, maintains brilliant colors without fading and is 50% more water absorbent than cotton. All of this means it keeps you dry, cool, and confident all day long. Modal is also shrink resistant and can be machine-washed and tumble dried without losing its shape. Due to all of these characteristics, you can use less water consumption, with shorter cleaning cycles and you will not need to use any bleach or whiteners on your SKIVS. This means that your “boys” will feel amazing in a pair of SKIVS for a long time no matter what happens in the laundry room.

Modal is ideal for making undergarments because of its soft and cool-to-touch feel.

So why do we choose modal? Because we strive to offer our customers the softest and strongest fabric for their best parts while maintaining an environmentally conscious business model, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

If you’d like to know more about our fabrics or how to care for your SKIVS, shoot us an email at hello@skivsunderwear.com – we’d love to chat!

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