Fabrics Glossary

Fabric can be described as different types of material naturally or artificially created to make a “Saree”. These materials are dyed to obtain vibrant colors. There are various types of fabrics available in market. Each fabric is unique in its own way, below are descriptions of the types of fabrics most commonly used to create a Saree:

Pure Georgette

Pure Georgette/Faux Georgette:

Georgette is a sheer , light weighted , dull finished crepe fabric. Originally made from silk it made with is highly twisted yearns. Georgette is made in solid colors and prints used for designing, blouses, dresses, sarees, evening gowns and trimmings.

Raw Silk

Silk/Art Silk/Raw Silk:

Silk is a natural fabric produced by cocoons of silkworms. Silk has a shimmer appearance though has interrupting patterns of weave due to its nature fiber. Silk can be further classified into other forms like kota silk, raw silk, banarasi silk etc.

Cotton

Cotton:

Cotton is a natural crop that is transformed into various forms out of which one is textiles. Cotton is a very soft fabric used in sarees, salwar Kameez, t-shirts, dresses, & Other daily wear clothing.

Satin

Satin:

Satin is a weave that typically has a glossy surface. A satin-woven fabric tends to have a high luster due to the high number of floats on the fabric

Net

Net:

Net is a textile in which the yarns are fuse, looped or knotted at the intersections, resulting in a fabric with open spaces between the yarns.

Brocade

Kali Style/Lengha Skirt Saree:

A Kali Style/Lehenga Skirt Saree is a ready to wear saree which doesn’t require any pleating of the skirt.

Tissue

Tissue:

Tissue is an organza type fabric that has open weave with coloured silk woven in one direction and metallic thread in other.

Chiffon

Chiffon:

Chiffon is a lightweight balanced plain woven sheer fabric. It brings a feminine touch to the garment.

Pure Crepe/Faux Crepe

Pure Crepe/Faux Crepe:

Crepe is a silk, wool, or synthetic fiber fabric with a distinctively crisp, crimped appearance.

Velvet

Velvet:

Velvet is a type of woven tufted fabric in which the cut threads are evenly distributed, giving it a distinctive feel.

Brocade

Brocade:

Brocade is a class of richly decorative shuttle-woven fabrics, often made in colored silks. It gives a very rich and classy look.