In all the variety of clothing that we can wear, we always seem to find a common thread, so to speak: Everything has seams.
The seams rub us, they tear, and they complicate ironing. They make it more difficult to hem clothing, and your kids may struggle to stay comfortable because of them.
But thanks to some developments in design and technology, we can now get garments that no longer have these pesky trails of overlapping fabric. The new machines can weave the garment in a tubular structure so that there is no need to stitch pieces together.
This is a real game-changer for dressing your family! There are a lot of benefits you will see from being able to purchase seamless garments. They’ll save you money, improve comfort, and actually help with your family’s health. Let’s look at some of them.
Anything that has been assembled has weak points where different parts join together. Your recliner will break down when the screws strip out of the wood frame. Your home’s walls will crack between the bricks. Joints and seams are notorious for being the places where garments fail.
Imagine having socks for kids with no weak points. Your child’s growing toes will no longer strain that sock-end seam and create pesky tears. And because there is no top or bottom on these socks, your child will unknowingly rotate them, spreading out the tread wear evenly across all sides of the sock and extending their life.
Speaking of extending life, pants and sleeves with no seams are easier to hem. We all know that rolling up a little extra length to accommodate growth is harder because of seams, especially in thick fabrics like denim. With no seams, the hemming (and un-hemming) process is simple.
Comfort is important in any garment, and it’s particularly important with kids. If a child’s sock is uncomfortable, it can interfere with proper walking, cause blisters, or teach them bad shoe habits. Kids who dislike their socks may simply remove them, making these problems even worse and making shoes smell bad. Good “sock discipline” is important, so discomfort makes it very difficult to maintain that, especially with special needs kids.
Seams cause a lot of this trouble. The traditional toe seam on socks is notorious for getting twisted, and kids who can’t keep their toe properly aligned may be very uncomfortable. And because a traditional heel pocket allows little tolerance for foot growth, old-style socks are quickly outgrown and become very unpleasant to wear.
For adults, we can experience repetitive motion injuries from improper walking. Those with diabetes must be particularly attentive to their feet. People who walk a lot at work, such as restaurant servers, mail carriers, and nurses, need socks that don’t alter their stride or the flexion of their feet.
Oh, the burden of a fast-growing child! We face a quandary each year. Do we buy garments just before the new season starts, paying full price for them? Or do we catch seasonal clearances and gamble on guessing the right size for the child come winter?
Seamless garments can really help with this issue. Because socks are widely adaptable for sizes, your child can stretch more months of wear out of them. Other seamless garments, as noted earlier, are easier to hem and thus provide longer life.
So what’s the impact for you? With a wider range of acceptable sizes in every garment, you can find sale items and other lower-priced options for dressing your kids. You will save a lot of money by catching those discounted items and being able to get longer use from them as well.
Balancing budgets, growing kids, and health is a tough job, involving some of the most difficult things a parent must do. With the growth of the seamless garment industry, you can take some big steps toward making it easier.