Okay, friends. This has been a debated topic in the world of Whole Bible believers for a while now. There are people on both sides of the river. Some are 100% against wearing anything with mixed fibers and will only wear 100% of whatever the garment is made of. That would be linen, wool, cotton, hemp, bamboo, and silk. Those are fibers I know that can be 100% pure. Others go the other way and won't wear two fabrics that are different together. For example a linen dress and a wool sweater.
Now I'm team in the river. I'm striving to get my wardrobe to as many natural fibers as I can. But I still have my trusty hoodies that I practically live in when it's cool out. They are a mix of cotton and polyester. They keep me warm and are practical. I live in an area where it drops to 40 below freezing. I live in a house that is heated by wood and pure wool sweaters tend to make me itch like crazy. Most clothing manufactured these days is made with mixed fabrics, which is mainly because it is more cost-effective. They can make a t-shirt in a factory for $1 and then turn around and sell that same shirt for $15. This is the part of the clothing industry that tends to get me jumping on my soap box.
So while I am striving to change over to natural fibers for all my clothing. I am still wearing yoga pants and sweatshirts because frankly, I'm comfortable in them. I wear skirts and dresses but I also wear jeans and t-shirts. Every situation has an appropriate style of clothing. If I'm working with cows or sheep and need to be able to move freely then I wear jeans and a T-shirt. If I'm not having to get down and dirty and just walking in the pasture with my sheep then yes I will wear a skirt or dress. I do really like to wear them and feel good in them. It's just I have a function over beauty concept that a lot of people don't understand.
Deuteronomy 22:11(BSB) says "Do not wear clothes of wool and linen woven together". As well as Leviticus 19:19(BSB) says "You are to keep My statutes. You shall not crossbreed two different kinds of livestock; you shall not sow your fields with two kinds of seed; and you shall not wear clothing made of two kinds of material". These verses seem to contradict themselves right? But when you read the first command in Leviticus this is when we are first told to not mix the two fabrics. The verse in Deuteronomy gives us some context into what it means. As a seamstress and a mother who does laundry I can tell you that wool shrinks a lot and if it isn't cared for properly your daughter's baby dolls will be getting new clothes. Linen on the other doesn't shrink near as much as wool. So it just doesn't make sense to make a fabric that has both fibers in it.
Linen garments and wool garments are investment pieces for your wardrobe. Because of the way they are made into a usable fabric to sew or knit with, they have a higher price point. But friends... it is worth it to have a few pieces in your closet. When cared for properly that linen dress that you just love wearing, the hand-knit sweater that you live in during cozy campfires or slow winter mornings can last you for years.
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Until next time friends,