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    Brocade

    Juni 1st, 2015

    Brocade is a highly decorative, heavy and expensive satin weave fabric. It is made of silk, rayon or similar fibers, frequently in combination with gold or silver threads. Brocade became popular in the Middle Age in China, Japan, Korea and Greece and was worn by nobility and clergy. Today, it is used for expensive upholstery, drapery, gowns and coats and remains very expensive.
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    Neck Tie

    März 30th, 2015

    A neck tie is a decorative piece of fabric worn around the neck, partially covered by the shirts collar typically by men in a business or formal environment. The neck tie as it is worn today originated in the previously worn cravat which was a lose knotted piece of fabric also worn around the neck. One differs between neck ties and bow ties. While the neck tie covers the button tape, the bow tie only covers the first button of the shirt it is worn with. Today, neck ties are traditionally made of silk but are also produced in wool and cotton. There are specific social rules as when and how to wear a neck tie. They remain a crucial part of the business suit.
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    Silk

    Juni 8th, 2013

    Silk is a natural fibre produced by different insects such as caterpillars. It was first developed in China 3500 BC. Its fibers are woven into fabrics which are widely popular up to this day. Due to its ability to absorbe sweat, silk is comfortable to wear in hot weather conditions but also holds the warmth in colder weather. Today silk is mainly used in high fashion clothes such as dresses and suits as well as in lingerie. Due to its constricted production, silk is known to be one of the most expensive fabrics to be used in fashion.
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    Xamitum

    März 28th, 2013

    Xamitum, also called samite, is a rich, heavy silk fabric generally interwoven with silver or gold threads in brocade effects. This kind of fabric is usually used for designing stretchy garments such as dresses, gowns or skirts.
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    Samite

    März 28th, 2013

    Samite, also called xamitum, is a rich, heavy silk fabric generally interwoven with silver or gold threads in brocade effects. This kind of fabric is usually used for designing stretchy garments such as dresses, gowns or skirts.
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    Polyester Charmeuse

    März 16th, 2013

    Charmeuse is a lightweight fabric woven with a satin weave that can be made out of silk or a synthetic lookalike such as polyester. It resembles the plain satin and only differs because charmeuse is softer and lighter in weight. The original side aka front side of the fabric has a satin finish, while its back has only a dull finish. The polyester charmeuse is a certain type of charmeuse with a more robust fabric than the original silk charmeuse. It will withstand machine washing and is therefore cheaper to buy and easier to maintain.
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    Silk Charmeuse

    März 16th, 2013

    Charmeuse is a lightweight fabric woven with a satin weave that can be made out of silk or a synthetic lookalike such as polyester. It resembles the plain satin and only differs because charmeuse is softer and lighter in weight. The original side aka front side of the fabric has a satin finish, while its back has only a dull finish. The silk charmeuse is a certain type of charmeuse made out of a soft, lightweight and delicate fabric that can’t withstand machine washing. Therefore it isn’t as robust as the polyester charmeuse.
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    Charmeuse

    Januar 10th, 2011

    Charmeuse is a lightweight fabric woven with a satin weave that can be made of silk or a synthetic lookalike such as polyester. It resembles the plain satin and only differs because charmeuse is softer and lighter in weight. The original side aka front side of the fabric has a satin finish, while its back has only a dull finish. The silk charmeuse is in general softer, lighter in weight, more delicate then the polyester charmeuse and can’t withstand machine washing. It’s therefore a more expensive fabric to buy.


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