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What is "Charmeuse" - Definition & Explanation

Trade name of silk and silk-like fabrics that are characterized by a shiny, soft, satin-like appearance. Originated as a French lightweight silk that was recognized for it's supreme luster and drapability. Today it is made out of rayon, cotton and manufactured fibers and has a dull back. It is found in a variety of solids and prints.
Trade name of silk and silk-like fabrics that are characterized by a shiny, soft, satin-like appearance.
1. A lightweight silk, cotton or man-made fiber dress fabric that is soft and drapes well. It is smooth, ahs a semi-lustrous satin face and dull back. Hard twist yarn is used for the warp with a crepe yarn filling. It is dyed in the piece or printed.
2. A soft, lustrous finished produced by mercerizing and schreinerizing.
Silk, rayon, or cotton satin weave fabric withsemi lustrous surfaceand dull back. Used for dresses,gowns, pajamas.
Essentially lightweight satin. It is often a blend of silk or rayon. It is very soft against your skin.
A Soft Lightweight Woven Satin Fabric With Good Drape. It Is Made With High Twist Yarns, Has A Semi-lustrous Face And A Dull Back . Often Used For Blouses, Intimate Apparel.
A lightweight version of satin with a softer and more clingy look. Charmeuse is a common finish with silk or rayon and has less body than traditional silk finishes.
A lightweight, semi-lustrous fabric, much like satin.
A lightweight silk or silk-like fabric.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

Silk warp and crepe twist silk filling with more ends than picks per inch. Has a soft hand, considerable luster, launders well, and is fairly sheer. Made of raw silk or rayon, it is easy to...
A steel rod which is inserted in between the base fabric and the pile ends in a pile fabric woven on a wire loom or ÚpinglÚ loom. The height and thickness of the rod determine the size of the loop. A...
That side of a fabric, which is intended to be shown by reason of weave or finish, presents a better appearance. In many fabrics, especially industrial ones there are no distinction between face and...
A manufactured fiber, which like acetate, is made by modifying cellulose. However, even more acetate groups have been added to create this fiber. Triacetate is less absorbent and less sensitive to...
Medium weight, durable fabric made of cotton or cotton blend yarns. A tightly woven, strong fabric that is often finished with a water repellant coating. In men's wear most commonly used for trench...

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