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List of the Most Commonly Used Fabrics in Fashion (A to L)

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PGupta0919 is a writer with special expertise in textiles, fabrics, printing, and dyeing.

From brocade to lawn, discover some of the most common fabrics used in the fashion industry.

From brocade to lawn, discover some of the most common fabrics used in the fashion industry.

Here is a list of the most commonly used fabrics in the fashion industry in alphabetical order from A to L.

 

List of Fabrics Discussed in This Article

 

Brocade

Buckram

Cambric

Chiffon

Chintz

Corduroy

Crepe

Damask

Denim

Double Cloth

Duck

Flannel

Fleece

Georgette

Gingham

Herringbone

Interlock

Lawn

Brocade

Brocade

Brocade

Brocade is a type of jacquard fabric that is heavily figured. The figure is developed by floating warp threads, weft threads, or both. Often, lustre yarn is used.

Used in:

  • Formal wear
  • Furnishing
Buckram

Buckram

Buckram

This is a stiff fabric which is generally made of cotton or linen. It is loosely woven.

Used as a stiff interlining in:

  • Collars
  • Cuffs
Cambric

Cambric

Cambric

Cambric is a lightweight, closely woven fabric that is generally used in handkerchiefs. It can be given additional stiffening.

Used in:

  • Children’s dresses
  • Ladies’ garments
  • Nightwear
Chambray

Chambray

Chambray

It is a lightweight, plain weave cotton woven fabric which has a colored warp and a white weft. This produces a blotchy appearance.

Used in:

  • Women’s and children’s garments
  • Shirts and sportswear
Chiffon

Chiffon

Chiffon

This is a very lightweight, sheer, delicate fabric. It was originally made of silk yarns, but now even man-made fibres like polyester are being used to manufacture chiffon.

Used in:

  • Blouses
  • Dresses and gowns
Chintz

Chintz

Chintz

It is a highly lustrous plain weave cotton fabric. It is generally finished with calendering to impart lustre.

Used in:

  • Furnishing
  • Sportswear
Corduroy

Corduroy

Corduroy

It is a cut pile cord fabric, generally made of cotton. The cut fibres form the surface of the fabric. It is a medium-weight fabric.

Used in:

  • Bottom wear
Crepe

Crepe

Crepe

It is a fabric that is characterized by a crinkled surface. The effect may be produced in a variety of ways, such as chemical or heat treatments, use of S and Z high twist yarns, etc.

Used in:

  • Blouses
  • Dresses
Damask

Damask

Damask

Damask is a type of woven fabric that uses mercerized cotton for its construction. Its design is made by interchanging satin and sateen weaves.

Used in:

  • Tablecloths
  • Bed clothing
Denim

Denim

Denim

This is a durable woven cotton twill fabric. Originally, it was indigo-dyed, and the warp was yarn-dyed with undyed weft yarn.

Used in:

  • Leisure wear
  • Workwear
Double Cloth

Double Cloth

Double Cloth

It is also called double face as it is reversible in nature. Two component fabrics are held together by the means of the following methods: centre-stitching, self-stitching, or interchanging.

Used in:

  • Coats
  • Dresses
  • Jackets
  • Furnishings
Duck

Duck

Duck

It is a closely woven plain weave fabric which is similar to the canvas fabric. Cotton or linen yarns are used to manufacture duck.

Flannel

Flannel

Flannel

Flannel is a plain or twill weave fabric that is lightweight or medium-weight, originally made from wool. It might be slightly raised.

Used in:

  • Shirts
  • Nightwear
Fleece

Fleece

Fleece

This is a woven fabric made from woolen yarn that has a raised pile on its surface.

Used in:

  • Jackets
  • Coats
Georgette

Georgette

Georgette

It is a fine, lightweight woven fabric that usually has two S-twisted and two Z-twisted yarns successively in both warp and weft.

Gingham

Gingham

Gingham

Gingham is a lightweight, plain weave fabric, usually made from cotton. It is yarn-dyed; the dyed yarns are used to form checks or stripes.

Used in:

  • Shirts
  • Outerwear
Herringbone

Herringbone

Herringbone

Herringbone is actually a type of twill weave, and the fabric made by this is called herringbone fabric. In this, the twill weave is used to form diagonal lines in the fabric.

Used in:

  • Formal wear
  • Coats
Interlock

Interlock

Interlock

It is a fine, weft-knitted fabric that has good stretch properties and is also reversible.

Used in:

  • Dresses
  • Blouses
  • Underwear
  • T-shirts
Lawn

Lawn

Lawn

It is a lightweight, plain weave woven fabric generally made up of cotton with very fine yarns. It is generally printed.

Used in:

  • Dresses
  • Blouses

Hope you liked this compilation.

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Comments

PGupta0919 (author) on May 17, 2017:

Thank you Magicality LM

Magicality LM on May 17, 2017:

Awesome list. Didn't know half of the English names.