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

Updated on November 13, 2019
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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. | Source

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 It was originally made of silk yarns, but now even man-made fibres like polyester are being used to manufacture chiffon.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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        PGupta0919 

        2 years ago

        Thank you Magicality LM

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        Magicality LM 

        2 years ago

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

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