When we think about fabrics for kids clothes, we usually think of natural ones. It is perfectly right when we think about enfant babies, but some artificial fabrics are suitable for kids and toddlers, they can even impove the quality of clothes. For example, elastane, it is the name of the whole group of synthetic fibers (in textiles most common lycra). The main function of elastane is giving the product elasticity. For this blocked in a particular amount is added to the composition of the other tissues. Elastane yarn stretching may exceed 6-8 times of its original length, and then again return to the previous state. This for sure can not be reached by 100 per cent natural fabrics. Clothes, which include spandex (and today it can be everything from pantyhose and ending with a turtleneck and skirts), do not crumple easily erased and practically do not deteriorate from exposure to the sea and chlorinated water and even fatty cosmetics. Without the addition of elastane,almost no fabric can stretch, and in some cases, this characteristic of the clothes is very important (swimwear, lingerie slimming body shaping, bandages, negligees, nightgowns). Using elastane when producing clothes even for kids is a normal part of modern life.
In May 1968, Sonia Rykiel opened her first boutique in Paris on rue de Grenelle on the left bank of the Seine. American Journal of Women’s Wear Daily in the same 1968 called her “the queen of knitwear” and its proposed innovative silhouette sweater became instantly recognized in the fashion world. Later, she invented a unique, turned inside out seams, introduced unfiled hem and removed a heavy lining. Her philosophy of fashion – style DEMODE – allows a women to transform fashion for themselves, rather than follow the dictates of fashion. Sonia Rykiel has created a unique style, in which the principal place in an elegant black color, whimsical bright stripes, crystal or glass crystals and the inscription on the jerseys.
In addition to creating collections of clothing and accessories, Sonia Rykiel has developed the concept for the interior decoration of hotels, Ms. Rykiel is the author of the design of chambers American Hospital in Paris. Sonia Rykiel is the author of 69 books. She is a Professor Emeritus of Textile University in Shanghai, Commander of the Order of Science and Art, Knight of the Legion of Honor. In 1998, the National Library of France held a grand idea to celebrate the 30th anniversary of her creative work. In 2001, Sonia Rykiel was awarded with the title of Commander of the National Order of France.