Types of Polyester Fabric

Types of Polyester Fabric

Crepe is a supple fabric with a twisted, pebbled or puckered appearance.

The distinctive crepe surface can be the result of tight weaving, twisting or knotting the fibers prior to weaving, using irregular patterns during the weaving process or by embossing a finished fabric with rollers engraved with a crepe pattern.

The pattern is permanently embedded into the fibers using a combination of heat and pressure.

Several types of fibres can be used to produce crepe fabrics, notably silk, silk-like fabrics and cotton.

There is a wide variety of types of crepe, including crepe de chine, plisse crepe, Moroccan crepe, wool crepe and crepe georgette.

Crepe de Chine

Crepe de chine is a lightweight fabric, usually made of silk, without a pronounced crepe finish. It tends to have a smooth, pebbled, matte finish and is used to make luxury garments and evening wear.

The fabric is made with highly twisted, worsted yarns in the weft and silk yarns in the warp, or of just silk warps and wefts. It weakens when exposed to perspiration or sunlight.

Crepe Georgette

Crepe georgette is a thin, matte silk or silk-like fabric that drapes well and is very elastic. It is sheer and flat with a grainy texture and is sometimes referred to as chiffon.

Its fluidity and easy draping makes it ideal for women’s clothing. It is used to make evening wear, gowns, blouses, Textile Fabric dresses and skirts.