Mostly cotton, also silk, or synthetic fibers.
Dyed warp and white weft create distinctive denim-like colouration. The variations include stripes and checks as well as dobby-woven patterns.
Light to moderately heavy weights.
Looks like denim, but is constructed in a plain weave and the underside looks similar to the face (in denim the underside is lighter and has a distinctive diagonal rib).
Originally made of linen and originated from Cambrai, a linen weaving town in Northern France.
Best use for:
Children’s wear, dresses, shirts and blouses, sportswear, skirts, household items.
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