Cotton LycraKnown also as spandex knit, jersey, or just lycra, this fabric comes in as many grades as it does names. From heavy sweatshirt-like materials to lightweight and cooling fabrics (think your fav underwear, lol!) For hijabs, a medium lightweight lycra with a little bit of stretch is what we found to be the best choice. Iron-free and drape-heavy but not too clingy, this fabric will have you feeling cool and covered all day long.
Moss crepeA relatively new fabric, moss crepe has blazed it۪s trail through the muslimah fashion world. Similar to cotton lycra in that it has slight stretch, the difference with moss crepe is it۪s texture, which has a rough profile. This allows the fabric to be wrinkle-free while at the same time having a bit more structure compared to cotton lycra.
Textured chiffonAlthough not technically 100% iron-free, textured chiffon can pass off as extremely low maintenance with minimal ironing needed. The subtle texture niftily disguises fine wrinkles as part and parcel of the material itself, and tricks the eye by blending creases into folds and drapes. Optical illusions for the win!
Polymix crepePolyester mixes gets a bad reputation, mostly due to memories of cheap plasticky 70۪s clothing. But modern technology has made it into a surprisingly soft and comfortable synthetic fabric. Plus point is that it۪s relatively affordable and quite wrinkle-resistant!