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FABRIC GUIDE:
All About Micro Modal Clothing

If you’re looking for the smoothest, most luxurious-feeling fabric out there, look no further than our range of micro modal clothes! Pair a micro modal top with capri pants for a comfy yet put-together outfit.

Micro modal is an increasingly popular fabric used where maximum softness is required, from loungewear to underwear and sheets to sportswear, but is not as high-maintenance as silk.

What is modal fabric?

Modal is a type of rayon made from beech tree pulp; the cellulose is processed and spun to create fibres that are made into yarn and woven to form modal, a soft and sumptuous fabric.

What is micro modal fabric?

Micro modal is derived from the same material as modal and is made using a similar process, but the tool used to spin the fibres has smaller holes, resulting in thinner filaments which are then tightly-woven, making for an even silkier and denser fabric.

Is micro modal a natural fiber?

Micro modal is a semi-synthetic fabric; it has a natural component in the form of beechwood but a chemical process is used to turn it into a yarn.

Is micro modal cotton?

No, they are two different fabrics with different properties. Micro modal is actually significantly more absorbent than cotton yet very breathable, which makes this an ideal fabric for warmer climates. It is also more resistant than cotton; micromodal clothes will retain their softness after many, many washes - dreamy!

Is micro modal breathable?

Yes, micro modal is super breathable and doesn’t hold on to heat or odours, which is why it’s often used in activewear and underwear.

Is micro modal stretchy?

Micro modal is super stretchy, especially when woven with a touch of lycra like most of our garments are. Micro modal clothes are like a gentle hug for your body; they drape beautifully.

Will micro modal shrink?

Micro modal clothes tend to age well (we’d love to age just as gracefully) and retain their shape better than most other fabrics due to the fabric’s strong fibres, which means clothing that looks as good as new when it comes out of the washing machine.

Does micro modal wrinkle?

Micro modal is extremely wrinkle-resistant which makes it ideal for your next travel outfit. If you do need to get some wrinkles out, make sure that you turn your garment inside out and use a cloth between the iron and the item of clothing to avoid creating permanent shiny patches as micro modal does tend to react to heat.

Is micro modal good for underwear?

Yes, micro modal is a great option for underwear as it is super soft, durable and breathable. Modal underwear can withstand frequent washing and retain its silky feel.

Micro Modal
Clothing Care Guide

While you should always refer to your garment’s individual care label, here are some helpful guidelines to keep in your back pocket.

How to wash micro modal clothes?
Micro modal is low-maintenance just like us (ah, who are we kidding)! More seriously, most modal clothes can be machine washed in cold water on a gentle cycle and laid flat to dry - just avoid putting micro modal clothes in the dryer at high heat, stick to a low to medium temperature, unless your item’s individual care label says otherwise of course.

Can you iron micro modal clothing?

Yes, you can iron micro modal clothes if needed. Just make sure to first turn them inside out and use a pressing cloth to prevent scorching.

How to get stains out of micro modal clothing?
Pre-treat the area using your favourite stain removal method, soak as needed and wash the full garment according to the care label. But whatever you do, keep chlorine bleach far, far away from micro modal clothing as it could cause irreparable damage.

How to store micro modal clothes?
Micro modal is crease-resistant so store as you please in a cool, dark place.

Micro Modal Clothing Care Guide

While you should always refer to your garment’s individual care label, here are some helpful guidelines to keep in your back pocket.


How to wash micro modal clothes?
Micro modal is low-maintenance just like us (ah, who are we kidding)! More seriously, most modal clothes can be machine washed in cold water on a gentle cycle and laid flat to dry - just avoid putting micro modal clothes in the dryer at high heat, stick to a low to medium temperature, unless your item’s individual care label says otherwise of course.

Can you iron micro modal clothing?

Yes, you can iron micro modal clothes if needed. Just make sure to first turn them inside out and use a pressing cloth to prevent scorching.

How to get stains out of micro modal clothing?
Pre-treat the area using your favourite stain removal method, soak as needed and wash the full garment according to the care label. But whatever you do, keep chlorine bleach far, far away from micro modal clothing as it could cause irreparable damage.

How to store micro modal clothes?
Micro modal is crease-resistant so store as you please in a cool, dark place.

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Micro modal is the fabric of our dreams! And you ladies seem to agree. If you’re just starting to build your micro modal collection, you can’t go wrong with any of these items.

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