Fabric Weight

In layman’s vocabulary, fabric weight refers to the sheerness or heaviness of a fabric and the density of the 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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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 fabric is an all time favorite natural fiber fabric; it has all the positive qualities inherent in natural …

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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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Silk Dupion, also known as Dupioni Silk, is a popular plain weave raw silk fabric with tiny slubs (raised bumps) on the surface. It is a somewhat-crisp silk which is available in a lot of rich colors – it also has a subtle sheen. It is also thicker than many other silks out there and …

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There was a time in the history of humankind when only the super-rich could afford fashionable clothes. And fashion then was all about being ornate and ostentatious. So metallic fabrics were much in demand. Metal with its shiny gilded appeal was incorporated into fabric in one way or the other to bring that garishness that …

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Wool is durable, insulating, temperature regulating, naturally water-resistant, moth resistant, odor-resistant, and even stain resistant. What more do you want in a fabric? But in spite of its many unique qualities, there are still some complaints about wool, like itchiness, coarseness, heaviness, etc. Wool manufacturers have long tried to get rid of these complaints and …

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Weaving beautiful textiles from different types of fibers is a complex art, and textile weaving looms make it happen. No one knows when Loom weaving first started – we simply know that it existed since the time fabric became the material of choice to cover the human body. The different types of weaving loom that …

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Everyone knows that both polyester and nylon fabrics are manufactured man-made synthetic fabrics. So, no doubt that there will be similarities between them. A lot of the characteristics of these materials are the same. The question is – Which material is better than the other – Nylon or Polyester? Some similarities of Nylon and polyester …

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Polyester and Acetate are both man-made fabrics with a lot of similarities. But there are several differences too.  Manufacturing process Both fabrics are made from manufactured fibers but polyester fiber is a synthetic fiber and acetate a regenerated fiber.  Acetate is one of the first manufactured fibers (1927). Polyester was introduced in the 1950s. The …

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Fake fur is a delightful discovery – a synthetic material that imitates the real fur of animals and gives you all its advantages without doing anything to endanger any living being. And so cozy and warm on top of being top notch attractive. But it comes with a number of challenges when you try to …

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