Jersey is known to be comfortable and soft, good absorbency, color retention, prints well, good strength and drapes well. It can also be made from recycled jersey during the spinning, weaving, or cutting process. It can either be used in knitted or woven fabrics, as it can be blended with elastane for apparel such as stretch jeans.
Lace is delicate, classic, and always elegant. It is a decorative and open work fabric consisting of a network of yarns formed into intricate designs. Lace may be hand or machine made, and intricate pattern scan be produced by either technique. Use lace for creating romantic tops, overlays on dresses and skirts, bridal veils and more.
Oxford is a type of woven dress shirt fabric, a particular casual-to-formal cloth in Oxford shirts. The Oxford weave has a basketweave structure and a lustrous aspect making it a popular fabric for a dress shirt. Some other types are the plain, Pinpoint and the more formal Royal Oxfords. They are versatile options for the men.
Chiffon is a sheer fabric of silk, nylon, or rayon in plain weave. It can be difficult to work with because of its light and slippery texture. Most commonly used in evening wear, especially as an overlay, for giving an elegant and floating appearance to the gown. It is also a popular fabric used in blouses, ribbons, scarves and lingerie.
Slub jersey has all the comfort and versatility of a knit. The small thick spot in the twist of a yarn contributes texture to the surface of a fabric. Such spots may be deliberately added for variety or a natural variation in a yarn. Commonly used for t-shirts and known for its comfort. Some slubs may appear a little sheer and usually lightweight.
French Terry has a looped reverse and a knit-like face. It also has fish scale loop back. French Terry can be used for apparel like loungewear and activewear in cooler climates. In the recent years, designers have been incorporating this fabric into their designs. Due to the weight, it is able to give structure and shape to the garments.
Velvet is a type of woven tufted fabric in which the cut threads are evenly distributed, with a short dense pile, giving it a distinctive feel. By extension, the word velvety means "smooth like velvet." Velvet can be made from either synthetic or natural fibers.
Suede is a type of leather with a napped finish. However, it can also refer to a similar napped or brushed finish on many kinds of fabrics. The term comes from the French "gants de Su de", which literally means "gloves of Sweden".
Satin is a sleek and glossy fabric, and the fibers commonly woven to create satin are silk, cotton and also synthetic materials like polyester, allowing it to be less expensive. Satin is used in apparel such as baseball jackets, athletic shorts, lingeries, nightgowns, blouses, and evening gowns, but also in some men's boxer shorts, shirts and neckties.
It is commonly known that denim is the fabric of our jeans. But from a construction viewpoint, denim is a twill fabric. A sturdy, possibly coarser twill. When it comes to denim shirting, it is a much softer, lighter version of the fabric than what your jeans are made of. Depending on the weight, denims can be used for shirtings, jeans, dresses and jackets.