The luxurious nature and uses of Silk fabric

Origins

Raw silk is a natural fibre made from a cocoon of different insects, process to produce silk yarns is intense, therefore making this one of the most expensive fabrics on the market and it has been produced for centuries in ancient China. Silk has anciently been associated with the rich due to its luxurious look and feel.

Synthetic silk has been invented as a cheaper option to silk with added benefits such as strength durability and shine. This is often called ‘artificial silk’ usually the synthetic silk is a mixture of Rayon and other fibres such as polyester woven to imitate silk to create satin. Bamboo is also combined with viscose to create something called bamboo silk.

Silk thread
Silk thread
Silk dry cocoon
Silk dry cocoon
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Velvet fabrics types and applications

Velvet is a very soft woven fabric. The term “velvety feel” does come from the tactile quality of Velvet itself, this is down to the unique way Velvet is produced by weaving two layers simultaneously and then cut apart to create this luscious fabric with short pile fibres that give the fabric texture and depth.

Velvet Fabric Spandex Velour

Cotton Velvet Fabric

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Fabrics suitable for summer and their uses in various projects

As spring draws to a close and summer begins our range of fabrics is updated. Our selection of summer fabrics are great for many practical and decorative uses and come in a huge range of colours and styles. As well as an expanding our selection of colours for the season we’ve now expanded our range to some more lightweight and breathable fabrics perfect for use in warmer temperatures. With a wide collection of coatings and textures available our seasonal fabrics, the amount of possible uses for our summer range is boundless.

Airtech mesh fabric
Airtech mesh fabric
Madrid water resistant fire retardant polyester
Madrid water resistant fire retardant polyester

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