There's so much thought that goes into designing and manufacturing SPLICE clothing Reversible Travel Clothing. Some parts of creating reversible clothing are very similar to your everyday non-reversible clothing, but some parts of the process take much more consideration, especially because the purpose of our clothing is to help you pack light and adventure easy. Each piece needs to be lightweight, versatile, and functional - all while maintaining it's look as a normal piece of clothing with a hidden talent of having extra styling option(s) on the reverse.
These are the 4 biggest challenges when it comes to manufacturing reversible clothing:
1. Getting a Proper Fit
To many people's surprise, the front and back of a typical t-shirt aren't exactly the same shape! Most notably, the curve around the shoulder is different and sometimes the neckline is different as well (usually higher on the back than the front). This means if you try to wear a non-reversible shirt with the back in the front, it's going to feel rather uncomfortable and odd-fitting. With our reversible shirts that have dual necklines, we alter the pattern to make the shirt fit comfortably both ways!
2. Thickness of Fabric Layers
Reversible clothing wouldn't be very helpful for packing light if every piece was as thick as 2 items of non-reversible clothing. The point of having lightweight and versatile reversible clothing is so that it takes up less space and weight in your bag and still gives you double the options than just packing normal clothing. So it's a real challenge to find fabrics that are thin and lightweight enough to feel like a single piece of clothing while simultaneously having multiple colors and styles built-in.
3. Colors and Prints on Fabric
Even harder than finding thin and lightweight fabrics, is finding fabrics that are single layer that have two different colors or prints on each side that don't bleed through or show on the reverse side. Most fabric manufacturers are only concerned with the look and feel of the "right side" of the fabric but with single layer reversible clothing, both sides need to be wearable.
4. Covering and Finishing the Hems
There are numerous ways to finish the hems on non-reversible clothing including just folding over the seam and sewing it in place and sewing a lining fabric in to hide the seams inside and outside. But with single layer reversible clothing, all the seams are in plain sight and need to be neatly finished in order for both sides to look wearable and not look like one side is "inside out."
There you have it! Those are the 4 biggest challenges when it comes to manufacturing reversible clothing. We really strive to create the best product to fit your pack light traveling lifestyle and that's why we take all of this into consideration before bringing a product to market. We manufacture in small batches, so we are able to figure out what works best for our customers to continue producing clothing to help women pack light and adventure easy so they can focus on the experience instead of the baggage!
Do you have any questions about manufacturing reversible clothing? If so, leave them in the comments!