Chiffon, from the French word for a cloth or rag, is a lightweight, balanced plain-woven sheer fabric woven of alternate S- and Z-twist crepe (high-twist) yarns.
The twist in the crepe yarns puckers the fabric slightly in both directions after weaving, giving it some stretch and a slightly rough f
Cotton Fabric
Cotton is a soft, staple fiber that grows in a form known as a boll around the seeds of the cotton plant, a shrub native to tropical and subtropical regions around the world, including the Americas, India and Africa. The fiber most often is spun into yarn or thread and used to make a soft, breatha
Cretonne, originally a strong, white fabric with a hempen warp and linen weft. The word is sometimes said to be derived from Creton, a village in Normandy where the manufacture of linen was carried on. Some other serious sources mention that the cretonne was invented by Paul Creton, an inhabitant
Crinoline was originally a stiff fabric with a weft of horse-hair and a warp of cotton or linen thread. The fabric first appeared around 1830, but by 1850 the word had come to mean a stiffened petticoat or rigid skirt-shaped structure of steel designed to support the skirts of a woman’s dress into
Damask is a type of textile closely associated with drapes, tablecloths, cloth wallpapering, and upholstery. Classical damask is made from silk, although the term is now widely used to refer to the style of weaving, regardless as to the material used. Damask is characterized by a background of lus
Plush (from French peluche) is a textile having a cut nap or pile the same as fustian or velvet. Originally the pile of plush consisted of mohair or worsted yarn, but now silk by itself or with a cotton backing is used for plush, the distinction from velvet being found in the longer and less dense
Felt is a non-woven cloth that is produced by matting, condensing and pressing fibers. While some types of felt are very soft, some are tough enough to form construction materials. Felt is the oldest form of fabric known to humankind, It predates weaving and knitting, although there is archaeologi
well-established and often used term for a lightweight cotton or silk fabric which is smooth and lustrous, and commonly in satin weave. Produced from yarns of cotton or chemical silk in a one-colour rendering. Used as a clothing lining. Sleeve lining tends to be in light colours with dark pile strip
Moleskin, originally referring to the short, silky fur of a mole, is heavy cotton fabric, woven and then sheared to create a short soft pile on one side.The word is also used for clothing made from this fabric. It is also used in adhesive pads stuck to the feet to prevent blisters. Clothing made fr...
Gabardine is a tough, tightly woven fabric used to make suits, overcoats, trousers and other garments. The fibre used to make the fabric is traditionally worsted wool, but may also be cotton, synthetic or mixed. The fabric is smooth on one side and has a diagonally ribbed surface on the other. Gabar
Georgette fabric is a textile traditionally made from silk, although synthetic fibers such as polyester are sometimes used as well. The thing that makes georgette fabric distinctive is the crinkly crepe-light texture, which feels slightly rough and dull, but gives the fabric a bouncy, flowing look.
Manufactured fabric similar to hand-made tapestries, whose name derives from an ancient French factory that made arras and tapestries. It reproduces paintings and flower subjects through the different warps and wefts that give life to multiple effects and colors. Gobelins are industrially manufactur
Denim Jeans
Jeans or Denim is a rugged cotton twill textile, in which the weft passes under two or more warp fibers. This produces the familiar diagonal ribbing identifiable on the reverse of the fabric, which distinguishes denim from cotton duck. Denim has been in American usage since the late eighteenth cen
Jersey is a knit fabric used predominantly for clothing manufacture. It was originally made of wool, now it's also made of cotton, and synthetic fibers. The fabric can be a very stretchy single knitted, usually light-weight, jersey with one flat side and one piled side. When made with a light weig
The fibre is extracted from the bast of the stalks of the capsular jute plant, an annual tropical plant of the linden family. Jute is a long, soft, shiny vegetable fiber that can be spun into coarse, strong threads. It is produced from plants in the genus Corchorus, family Tiliaceae. Jute is one of
Natural animal fibre which is obtained by the cutting, out-combing or epilation of the hairs or fur of animals (eg., sheep, goats, camels, rabbits, hares). Sheep wool has the most widespread use in the textiles industry, the wool of the camel and goat are also popular, but less so. The hair is a k
Flax fiber is extracted from the bast or skin of the stem of the flax plant, it's one of the oldest textile fibres, Cultivated as an annual plant, mainly in mountain regions. it's composed of 85% pure cellulose, a high percentage of lignin, and a remainder of ash. Flaxen fabrics are very strong, are
Lycra, Spandex or elastane is a synthetic fiber known for its exceptional elasticity. It is stronger and more durable than rubber, its major non-synthetic competitor. It was invented in 1959 by DuPont chemist Joseph Shivers. When first introduced, it revolutionized many areas of the clothing industr
Organza is a thin, plain weave, sheer fabric traditionally made from silk, the continuous filament of silkworms. Nowadays, though many organzas are woven with synthetic filament fibers such as polyester or nylon, the most luxurious organzas are still woven in silk. Silk organza is woven by a number
Oxford is a type of woven fabric, employed to make the fabric in oxford shirts. The warp has two fine yarns paired together. The weft has one heavier, softly spun fill yarn, which gives the fabric a very subtle basketweave look with a silk-like and lustrous finish making it a popular fabric for a
Ecologic Fur
Ecologic Fur is a body hair of any non-human mammal, also known as the pelage. It may consist of short ground hair, long guard hair, and, in some cases, medium awn hair. Mammals with reduced amounts of fur are often called "naked", as in The Naked Ape, naked mole rat, and naked dogs. An animal with
Fleece is a flat fabric consisting of textile fibres either spinnable or continuous interconnected by natural cohesion.
Lace is an openwork fabric, patterned with open holes in the work, made by machine or by hand. The holes can be formed via removal of threads or cloth from a previously woven fabric, but more often open spaces are created as part of the lace fabric. Lace-making is an ancient craft. A true lace is cr
Polyester is a category of polymers which contain the ester functional group in their main chain. Polyesters include naturally-occurring chemicals, such as in the cutin of plant cuticles, as well as synthetics through step-growth polymerization such as polycarbonate and polybutyrate. Polyesters may
Poplin, also called tabinet (or tabbinet), is a fabric consisting of a silk warp with a weft of worsted yarn. As the weft is in the form of a stout cord the fabric has a ridged structure, like rep, which gives depth and softness to the lustre of the silky surface. It is made with wool, cotton, silk,
Satin is a weave that typically has a glossy surface and a dull back. It is a warp-dominated weaving technique that forms a minimum number of interlacings in a fabric. If a fabric is formed with a satin weave using filament fibers such as silk, nylon, or polyester, the corresponding fabric is termed
Silk is a natural protein fiber, some forms of which can be woven into textiles. The best-known type of silk is obtained from cocoons made by the larvae of the mulberry silkworm Bombyx mori reared in captivity (sericulture). The shimmering appearance of silk is due to the triangular prism-like struc
Terry or towelling is a fabric with loops that can absorb large amounts of water. It can be manufactured by weaving or knitting, with weaving on a dobby loom the predominant commercial method, having two beams of longitudinal warp through which the filler or weft is fired laterally. Items that may
Stiff, thick, midweightsilk fabric with a slight metallic lustre and bold but fine transverse rep ribbing, produced in linen weave with a thick warp and somewhat stiff to the touch. Produced from natural silk or viscose rayon. Used in ladies' dresses for special occasions Taffeta (formerly sometime
Lightweight woven fabric or knit, which has a fine lattice. Produced from cotton yarn or chemical silk from one- or two-system threads. Used in the production of ladies' dresses and blouses, curtains, decorations, and for technical purposes. Tulle is a lightweight, very fine netting, which is often
Soft, midweight fabric with a short, thick pile formed by the cutting of the weft threads. Its basic weave is linen or twill, the pile is created in a satin weave with a large degree of floating. Velvet is a type of woven tufted fabric in which the cut threads are very evenly distributed, with a sh
Velour or velours is a plush, knitted fabric or textile. It is usually made from cotton but can also be made from synthetic materials such as polyester. Velour is used in a wide variety of applications, including clothing and upholstery. Velour is a knit fabric, allowing it to stretch. It combines t
Produced from cellulose xanthate dissolved in a caustic soda solution. Produced as viscose rayon and viscose staple fibre. Its parent raw material is cellulose from the wood of coniferous trees. other undesirable properties include a tendency to crease. Viscose staple fibre is mixed most commonly wi is a Free Textile Web Directory which provides assistance and help finding Fabric stock lots and wholesalers in Prato city (PO - Tuscany - Italy) also known as the cradle of Fabrics industry. Using online services, in few clicks, you can come into direct contact with a vast list of wholesalers which provides the most requested type of tissue such as knitted fabric, Chiffon, Cotton Fabric, Cretonne, Crinoline, Damask, Plush, Felt, Lining, Moleskin, Gabardine, Georgette, Goblin, Denim Jeans, Jersey, Jute, Wool, Flax, Lycra, Organza, Oxford, Ecologic Fur, Fleece, Lace, Polyester, Poplin, Satin, Silk, Terry, Taffeta, Tulle, Velvet, Velour, Viscose at a very affordable prices. © Online Catalogue of Textiles, Weaving, Fabrics Wholesale and stocks in Prato, Tuscany, Italy (Prato, Tuscany, Italy).
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