Choosing a garment that’s flattering and fits body and budget is not enough. Some fabrics actually irritate or harm skin. Bamboo, for instance, is often treated with harsh chemicals during manufacture. Synthetics are the worst. Polyster, for instance, doesn’t breathe, traps odors, feeds bacteria and releases irritating chemicals The latest wrinkle-resistant fabrics are treated with irritant formaldehyde. Natural fabrics like cotton, merino wool, cashmere, hemp, silk and linen are the most skin-friendly – of course we’re experts at cleaning and finishing natural for long life and crisp looks.