Tag Archives: Fabric

What is Quiana? Find out here…

Quiana is a Nylon that was introduced by DU PONT in the late 1960’s. The fabric is special because it is light and wrinkle-resistent.  

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What is a Shantung?

Shantung is a “hand loomed silk originally produced in the Shantung province of China. Shantung is thin and soft, woven with uneven yarns to produce a irregular surface. ” Shantung has traditionally been used for evening wear. (The Thames and … Continue reading

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Behind the trend… Tweed

  Tweed was once thought to be a misreading of the word ‘Tweal,’ which is the Scottish pronunciation of twill. The Fabric’s association with the River Tweed, was the largest location for the weaving industry in the 19th century. Tweed is a rough textured fabric, … Continue reading

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Behind the Trend… The sailor Collar

The sailor collar is made of two thicknesses of a heavy fabric. This fabric would be sewn together and then cut into a square which falls down the back and narrows to a point in the front, where a bow … Continue reading

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Did you know…The history behind Cashmere

Cashmere is made from a Kashmir goat which is found in Inner Mongolia, the People’s republic of China, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and Afghanistan. Cashmere is the rare natural fibre combed from the fleece of the goat. Since the early 14th … Continue reading

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Behind the Trend… Nylon

Nylon is a generic term for a manufactured  fibre in which the fibre-forming substance is any long chain synthetic poly amide which recurring amide groups. Nylon was discovered by Dr. Wallace H. Carothers and Du Pont Company of Delaware, USA. The company … Continue reading

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Behind the trend…Cire

So Cire is a French word for ‘waxed’.  This is a process whereby wax, heat and pressure are applied to fabrics such as satin, producing a smooth, polished, lustrous effect. Cire fabrics were especially popular during the 1920’s, 1930’s and … Continue reading

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Just had to share…The Frock Coat.

Thank you Style Studio for this how to video! Love this! http://www.fashionmagazine.com/blogs/fashion/2010/10/12/video-style-studio-the-frock-coat/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

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