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Does Cotton Stretch?

Cotton is a part of our everyday life. From time immemorial, we humans have been using cotton clothes. Even today, the textile world is highly dependent on cotton, despite the fact that there are many, many different innovative new textiles in the market. Be it your regular wear casual clothing or office-going shirts or outdoor …

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What is Modal Fabric?

Modal fabric is a manufactured fabric made of regenerated cellulose fibers. It is made from the cellulose of beech trees. Modal fibers can be combined with other fibers to make superior quality dressmaking fabrics. Modal fabric is a comparatively recent entree to the luxury garment fashion industry. This manufactured fabric has recently become very popular …

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What is Plush/Minky fabric?

Minky fabric, also known as plush fabric, is one of the most attractive fabrics in this world – it is luxurious, soft, cuddly, and flexible, and all of this with a beautiful sheen. Minky is a purely synthetic fabric. And it is available in all the colors imagined. The fabric has a right and wrong …

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Jersey Fabric

Jersey fabric is one of the most popular of all knit fabrics. Who doesn’t have a t-shirt in their wardrobe! But that is not all. Learn more about this versatile fabric. What is a Jersey Fabric? Jersey is a generic term used for a collection of weft-knitted fabrics. Usually, Jersey is used to describe a …

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See-through, Sheer Fabrics

If you don’t mind revealing more than anyone else would dare, what you are looking for are see-through fabrics. These fabrics have an ethreal, elegant charm about them which the opposite kind, the opaque fabrics, ‘clearly’ do not. What are see-through fabrics called in Fabric-land? You will hear about see-through fabrics under many labels – …

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Organza Fabric

Organza fabric is a fine, thin, lightweight see-through, and crisp plain weave fabric which is used in a wide range of applications from wedding gowns, lingerie, and fabric trims to curtains. It was traditionally made of silk fibers. Today polyester and rayon fibers are also used to create the material. The term organza may be …

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How to Waterproof your fabric : 5 ways that will help it to resist water

This post is about different ways to make your fabric waterproof, water-resistant, or water repellent with easy DIY methods. These are methods worth trying when you want to waterproof your outdoor clothes or outdoor upholstery like cushions, patio coverings, tents, etc. DIY Waterproofing Wikipedia describes the process as waterproofing – The process of making something …

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Manufactured fabrics & the fibers that make them

All textile fibers are classified as either natural or manufactured. Natural fibers are fibers obtained from nature. Eg. cotton, flax, jute, silk, and wool. All the other fibers which are chemically made are called manufactured fibers; Manufactured fabrics are composed of manufactured fibers. Manufactured fibers & fabrics The term “manufactured fiber” means any fiber derived by …

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What is Suede Leather?

Suede is a type of leather with a fuzzy, velvety surface. The soft napped surface is quite different from the rest of the leather skins available which are smooth on the surface. Suede leather is really leather but it is made of the underside of the animal skin (the flesh side).  Once upon a time, …

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Fabric Weight

In layman’s vocabulary, fabric weight refers to the sheerness or heaviness of a fabric and the density of its construction. From a textile expert’s point of view, it refers to the weight of a yard or meter of fabric. It is usually expressed in terms of ounces per square yard of fabric or grams per …

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How is Linen made into fabric?

Linen fabric is the name given to a group of fabrics made from cellulose fibers obtained from the stem of the flax plant (Linum usitatissimum). The linen fibers are spun into yarn, then woven into fabric. Linen is considered as the first man-made fabric and once upon a time it was highly valued. The cultivation …

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What is Raw Silk?

Silk is one of the most finest, shiniest and smoothest fabrics known to man. But not all silks. Raw silk is a 100% pure silk fabric which is somewhat crips and has a nubby texture because of slubs (lumpy, uneven yarns), which are part of its weave. It is available in different weights and textures. …

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