Hello from Switzerland
Many of us do like Germans and Austrians.
As long as I have a place to hang my laundry I don’t need a dryer but it’s good to know which neighbour has one in case of an emergency ;-)
I too own mostly cotton clothes (I don’t like to wear plastic, same goes for my leather shoes). People’s skin feels the best in natural materials.
Also I invest in a fewer clothes which are a bit more expensive like Eddie Bauer or Land’s End instead of H&M (they are great for something you only need once or twice) cause they last longer.