A soft silk, heavier than a foulard and not glossy.
stiff fabric with ribbed texture made from such fibers as polyester, cotton and silk.
A flat ribbed fabric woven with fine yarns in the warp, with heavier yarns in the filling with a plain weave. It is mostly used in formal handbag styles. Also see - MOIRE
This fabric has a ribbed look. It may be woven from silk, cotton, polyester or rayon. Also called Bengaline.
(Pronounced "file.") A soft fabric blend made with slimming vertical ridges that firm and flatter from every angle.
A ribbed finish made with a crosswise weave (pronounced "file").
A ribed fabric with a light luster that drapes well. Tailors use it for dresses, suits, and coats.
A plain weave fabric with slight ribbing.
A woven fabric that has a very narrow, crosswire rib.
Faille is a medium- to heavyweight, unbalanced, plain-weave fabric with filament yarns and a light luster. It is warp-faced, flat ribs created by using heavier filling yarns.
a ribbed woven fabric of silk or rayon or cotton
Plain ribbed fabric.
(pronounced file) A soft, slightly glossy woven fabric made of silk, rayon, cotton, wool, man-made, or a combination of these fibers with a light crossgrain rib. Made by using heavier yarns in the filling and not the warp.
A somewhat shiny, closely woven fabric of silk, cotton or synthetics, characterized by flat, crosswise ribs. It can have a stiff or a soft finish.
A glossy, soft, finely-ribbed, silk-like woven fabric made from cotton, silk, or manufactured fibers.
A kind of fabric with a slightly heavier weft than warp, producing a flat-ribbed effect. It is often all silk and luster- less. Used for trimmings and draperies.
a somewhat shiny/lustrous closely woven silk, rayon, or cotton fabric characterized by slight ribs in the weft. Finer than gros grain but in that family - ribs are also flatter than in grosgrain. Some belongs to the crepe family. It is rather difficult to launder. Will give good wear if handled properly.
A soft, slightly glossy woven fabric made of silk, cotton, rayon, wool, or manufactured combinations of these fabrics that features a light, flat cross grain rib or cord made by using heavier yarns in the filling than the warp.
(file) Flat-ribbed fabric, less pronounced than grosgrain, with finer warps used to cover the heavier filling yarns.
Closely woven fabric, either rayon, silk, or cotton, that is ribbed and boasts a slight sheen. Faille is many times found on the top panel of formal shoes.
A woven cotton, rayon or silk fabric showing a slight ribbing.
A fine, soft fabric woven from filament yarn made in a plain weave with weft-way ribs formed by the intersection of a fine close-set warp with a coarser weft. Faille belongs to a group of fabrics having ribs in the weft direction. Examples of this group arranged in ascending order of prominence of the rib are taffeta, faille, poult and grosgrain.
A dressy, flat-ribbed fabric with a light luster that drapes and tailors well. The ribs are flatter and less pronounced than in grosgrain. Traditionally used for women's dresses, suits and coats.
a plain weave fabric characterized by a narrow, crosswise rib which is usually the result of a fine warp yarn crossed with a heavier weft yarn. Most commonly made with filament yarns but can be from a variety of fibers and weights. It usually has a soft hand and a light luster with good body and drape.