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Fabric Glossary

Cotton Canvas is very closely woven and sturdy with a plain weave and a textured matte surface and can be somewhat stiff and durable.

Cotton/Linen Blend is a soft blend woven with a nubby texture that is highlighted when printed.

Cotton/Linen Canvas is a light-weight canvas woven from 55% cotton and 45% linen with a dimensional weave and texture.

Cotton Twill is made from 100% cotton with a surface of diagonal ridges and softens with use.

Eco Canvas is 100% polysester made from 45% recycled content and has a plain weave and textured matte surface and vibrantly accepts prints.

Faux Suede is a woven 100% polyester that is slightly fuzzy with a nap similar to real suede.

Modern Jersey is a 94% cotton and 6% spandex fiber blend that bounces back to shape after being stretched.

Poly Crepe de Chine is 100% polyester and somewhat translucent and softly drapes with vibrant print. 

Rayon is made from viscose, a cellular fiber, and has exceptional drape and is fairly soft while being resistant to moths and resilient. 

Silk is obtained from cocoons of certain caterpillar species and is very smooth and absorbent and exhibits a soft, shiny luxurious hand.

Silk Chiffon is lightweight and nearly transparent made from fine, tightly twisted yarns and presents an ethereal look.

Silk Crepe de Chine is soft with medium luster and has a slight rippled texture and wears well and launders easily and it prints in slightly muted colors.

Silk Habotai is soft and extremely lightweight, but fairly strong and subtle irregularities of the threads can be characteristic.

Silk Twill is woven with a surface of diagonal ridges and exemplifies great shine and handsome structure.

Silk Charmeuse is a lightweight woven with smooth sheen and has a satin face and a matte face and provides high luster and lovely drape.

Ultrasuede is a trade name for a synthetic microfiber substitute for suede leather that is durable and easy care.