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    Organza

    März 30th, 2015

    Organza is a very thin, transparent and shiny plain weave fabric. It is made of filament yarns such as silk, polyester or nylon. Organza is typically used in elegant women’s wear as it is rather fragile.
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    Renforcé

    März 30th, 2015

    Renforcé is a pain weave fabric that is very durable and comfortable on the skin, which is why it is commonly used for shirts and bed sheets. Renforcé is usually made of cotton and because of its tight weave is good for being printed.
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    Nylon

    Dezember 9th, 2013

    Nylon is a synthetic poly-amide that was first produced in 1935. It is thermoplastic which means it can be shaped and molded when it is treated with heat. Also nylon is very durable yet flexible which has made it a popular alternative to more expensive silk. First Nylon was used for toothbrushes bristles and during WWII, during a shortage of silk, for parachutes. In the 1940’s, nylon was first used for women’s stockings and has since been the most poplar material used for those. Today, nylon is used in fabrics, packaging, pipes, carpets and ropes.
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    Cashmere

    Dezember 9th, 2013

    Cashmere or cashmere wool is one of the most expensive natural fibers used to make clothes. It is won from the fur of cashmere goats and is when untreated black, grey, brown or white. Cashmere wool is very fine, light and soft yet sturdy and has been used for making clothes for over 3000 years. Cashmere has great warming qualities and therefore is used for sweaters, hats, scarves, gloves and socks but also other outer garments. The main providers of cashmere wool are China, Mongolia and India.
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    Nappa Leather

    November 21st, 2013

    Nappa leather is the softest leather type among leather. It is made of soft calf or sheep skin and therefore is the most popular leather used in fashion.
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    Leather

    November 21st, 2013

    Leather is a material that is made by tanning and chemically treating the skin of an animal. Leather can be made of the skin of many different animals such as pigs, sheep, horses, crocodiles, snakes, stingrays, ostriches, eels and most of all cattle. Leather is soft, durable, firm, water resistant and a very versatile material and therefore is often used in the fashion industry. Leather has been used for clothing for over 6000 years and has been very popular all along. It is used most for durable clothing such as pants, jackets and coats, shoes, gloves, bags, suitcases, belts and wallets.
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    Jersey

    November 21st, 2013

    Jersey is a soft, elastic, light and comfortable fabric that is made out of viscose, wool, cotton, silk or synthetic yarn. Jersey is most used for garments worn close to the skin such as underwear, t-shirts, women’s tops, dresses and for bed sheets. The name jersey comes from the channel island Jersey which was where jersey was first produced and which is until today one of the biggest exporters of jersey. Coco Chanel was the first in the fashion industry to use jersey for fashionable garments instead of just for underwear.
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    Satin

    Juni 8th, 2013

    Satin is a soft, smooth silk fabric that is mostly made of filament yarns. The fabric with a glossy front and a dull back happens to have a high luster since it contains of a high number of floats on the fabric. Satin is usually used to design delicate clothes and women’s lingerie.
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    Velvet

    Juni 8th, 2013

    Velvet is a soft fabric with a short, very smooth pile, consisting of rather long threads. The pricy and exclusive fabric is typically used for all kinds of dress clothes as well as evening gowns or the like.
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    Polyester

    Juni 8th, 2013

    Polyester is a kind of fabric made of acids and alcohols originated from petroleum. It also includes synthetics which makes the fabric stretchy and easy to wear.
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