Cottons and fabrics are some of the most luxurious and light clothing you can find on the market today. Whether it be a light cotton UK kaftan dress or sumptuous linen trousers, Hampstead Bazaar boast an eclectic mix of styles and colours. Fabrics and cotton are enjoyed by millions across the world, and with its great value prices and flexible applications, we thought we’d explore what makes them so popular during the warmer months.

What is cotton?

With about 20 million tonnes created annually, cotton is one of the most popular fabrics on the market today. With a whole host of properties, cotton has been used for millennia as a source of clothing due to its ease of yarning and breathable nature. Both able to retain warmth and being lightweight, cotton is one of the best materials with which to make clothes.

What is linen?

linen dress

Linen is one of the best materials with which to make clothes from due to its durability and its flexibility. With a history of being used to make bags and towels, linen has recently been utilised in clothing and can be found throughout the Hampstead Bazaar range. If you are on the look out for great linen clothing, then head over to our store today.

Benefits of cotton

cotton dress

At Hampstead Bazaar we sell a lot of cotton clothing, especially in the summer. With the wide range on sale, it can be difficult to differentiate between clothing materials, and what exactly makes each one unique. Below you can find out everything you need to know about cotton clothing and the benefits of buying it.

Light and comfortable

Cotton is well known for its lightness and comfort of wearing. The soft fibres and tight yarn created through cotton gives it a unique feel which makes it durable and beautiful to wear. Cotton can also be utilised for thicker materials and therefore transferrable for all day wear, from morning into night time.


From thick to thin and through thick and thin, cotton will get you through. Usable for both trousers and shirts, cotton has been one of the most popular materials in our range, offering up great value luxury and a broad colour palette.

Benefits of linen


Durable linen has quickly become one of the go-to materials to make our trousers from. With a range of smart to casual wears for your wardrobe, linen is great value and will keep you fashionable and comfortable throughout the day.

Natural crinkle

The light yet firm nature of linen means that it forms a natural crinkle in its material. This is great for a more rugged yet light trouser look and ensures that you are kept cool through the breathable material. This is why summer suits are often made of linen, giving you a chance to keep cool and look great at the same time.

Dries quicker

One aspect of linen which is often overlooked yet is functionally valuable is that it dries far quicker than other materials. Due to the looseness of the threads, this breathable fabric takes far less time to dry out and is therefore perfect for a day outdoors.