Quality is never simple but is worth the extra effort.
These days you often hear, "things aren't built to last anymore.", or some variation of that and while it's true for most things, it isn't true for everything and also depends on the type of quality you're willing to invest in.
Buying clothes that don't fit properly and are poorly made are a poor investment, obviously, but how does one tell what kind of quality to look for in their clothes? It's simple. Read the "ingredients"! Ok, it's not that simple, quality never is, but it's worth the extra effort.
Look into the content of what you’re buying, if you’re looking for something to keep you warm and toasty on these winter nights you would be after a lovely wool mix. However, if it states acrylic your feet may catch a chill! If you’re looking for something to take away on a sunny trip, then you would need to look at cotton and linens to keep you cool. A little knowledge goes a long way in fabric and hopefully, you would not only get what you’re looking for but an investment piece that will stand the test of time.
Pop into your local independent shops and ask them about their products, Where are they made? What are they made from? You’re sure to pick up something of good quality and sustainably made too.
We work this way here at Peper Harow London, always striving for quality. In our yarns, our designs, our colourways and the people who work with us.