Rayon is very receptive to dyes, but it is not always washable in water.
Most rayon garments and household items should be dry cleaned.
No dry cleaning is preferred for longevity of this fabric.
Satin, because of its construction and fiber content, is one of the most luxurious fabrics manufactured. Satin is most often made from low-twist filament yarns. It is usually constructed by floating the warp or lengthwise yarns over four filling or horizontal yarns. The long floats give the fabric luster.
Silk is the premiere choice of fiber content for bridal satin fabrics. However, silk satins are more expensive than satins containing acetate or polyester. Satin is found in apparel, lingerie, draperies, drapery lining fabrics, and upholstery fabrics.
Most satin garments and household items should be dry cleaned.
Satin garments garments and household items should be dry cleaned. Heirlooming and preservation of wedding gowns is also recommended.
Cultivated silk is very fine and smooth, with a soft hand and a pearly luster. Its drape is exceptional, lending a “watery” movement, especially to finely woven silk fabrics. Wild silk, often called tussah or raw silk, is coarser, with a more linen-like look and texture. Both cultivated and wild silk are used in yarn and fabric production.
Silk is very receptive to dyes, but also fades very easily, especially when hand-washed as opposed to being dry cleaned. Silk does not conduct heat and is a very good insulator and is soft against the skin. It is the strongest of natural fibers, but it lacks elasticity, and garments knitted out of silk tend to stretch. It has been blended with other fibers like wool to improve its elasticity and to make it more affordable.
Most silk garments and household items should be dry cleaned.
Suede is generally the underside of the hide rubbed to make a velvety nap. Suede may also be split from a thick hide. The top surface of the new layer looks like suede but is not as soft.
Professional suede cleaning is recommended when needed for suede garments.
Most taffeta garments should be dry cleaned.
Taffeta garments should be dry cleaned. Heirlooming and preservation of wedding gowns is also recommended.
Toile fabric is named after The Manufacture Royale de Jouy (Royal Factory of Jouy). Jouy-en-Josas is a little town near Versailles southwest of Paris. “Toile” means canvas or cloth, and “Jouy” represents the abbreviated name of the village, Jouy-en-Josas.
Toile should be dry cleaned. Heirlooming and preservation of antique toile is also recommended.
It is a stately type of fabric when used for formal wear and weddings. It is also used for ballet costumes and wedding veils. The word “tulle” is for Tulle, the town in France where it was first made.
Tulle is difficult to launder. Taffeta should be dry cleaned.
Heirlooming and preservation of wedding gowns is also recommended.
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