"Manufacturing cost remains same. It's the fabric which makes your garment expensive!"
It is almost impossible to make any directory of all the fabric available in this world. But over the years working as a private label clothing manufacturer and exporter for thousands of leading clothing labels across the world, we have experienced that there are some of the most frequently used fabrics. Hereunder we have taken an attempt to list down all that which we think may simplify your fabric search or at least give a fair idea about the most commonly used fabric.
Please take a note that, we're not a fabric seller and we do not represent any mill or supplier. But being a sustainable clothing manufacturer we have great access of all kinds of eco-friendly and sustainable fabrics and we closely work with several fabric suppliers as well as mills. Below are just few commonly used fabric names. Hence do not limit / judge our fabric sourcing ability if you're not finding the desired fabric name or color or image below.
Few more things before you explore this page further -
- The ownership of fabric images goes to our suppliers and mills. Few images are also collected from open source to meet the purpose.
- Each fabric comes with several finish, texture, color, feel and appearance. Hence do not bother if your desired one is not listed here.
- Many of the fabrics are dyeable in quality. Hence do not worry if you find any fabric that is not in your desired color.
- A fabric may be known by other name(s) or with some pre-fix or suffix. Hence always match the fabric swatch before making any decision.
- Below names are not the end of our scope of fabric sourcing ability.
- If you're looking for ready-available printed fabric, please ignore this page. Contact with your desired print and we will source accordingly.
- If you're looking for custom printed fabric, all you need to provide the artwork / creative of your custom design (pdf file). We're well equipped to offer you all kinds of fabric printing as well.
Natural fibres divide into animal and plant fibres. Animal fibres are those that are composed of amino acids called proteins, plant fibres are those made mainly of cellulose. Examples of animal fibres are alpaca, angora, cashmere, mohair, silk, and wool. Plant fibres can be things like in abaca, cotton, flax, hemp, jute. Natural fibres themselves also differ from man-made artificial and synthetic fibres. These fibres consist of rayon, nylon, acrylic, and polyester. Each of these are unable to decompose.
Cotton Poplin Fabric
Cotton Linen Fabric
Linen fabric feels cool to touch, a phenomenon which indicates its higher conductivity (the same principle that makes metals feel "cold"). It is smooth, making the finished fabric lint-free, and gets softer the more it is washed. However, constant creasing in the same place in sharp folds will tend to break the linen threads. This wear can show up in collars, hems, and any area that is iron creased during laundering. Linen has poor elasticity and does not spring back readily, explaining why it wrinkles so easily.
Cotton Voile Fabric
Light penetrable sheer fabrics include voile, muslin, and lace. These can be broadly divided into two groups based on method of production. The first are the natural fibers such as cotton and silk. The second group is prepared from a man-made fiber. This kind of synthetic sheer is extracted from raw material such as wood pulp or petroleum. They are robust and sturdy yet still delicate looking and tend to take dye well. They are often used as window dressing as they fall into soft folds that are appropriate for scarf or lining of a dress
This fabric is mostly used for making of premium quality of mens shirts.
Seersucker is a thin, puckered, all-cotton fabric, commonly striped or chequered, used to make clothing for spring and summer wear. The word came into English from Persian, and originates from the words sheer and shakar, literally meaning "milk and sugar", probably from the resemblance of its smooth and rough stripes.
It is woven in such a way that bunched threads cause the fabric to rise off of the skin. This ‘wrinkled’ look actually promotes breathability and it requires no special ironing making it a casual wear.
Gauze Cotton Fabric
Velvet is a type of woven tufted fabric in which the cut threads are evenly distributed, with a short dense pile, giving it a distinctive soft feel. By extension, the word velvety means "smooth like velvet."Velvet can be made from either synthetic or natural fibers.
Velvet used to be considered a special-occasion fabric, but it can work equally well as a luxe option for daytime wear.
Chambray Fabric - Single Color
Chambray Fabric - Printed
Cotton Canvas Fabric
Cotton Lurex Fabric
Terry Cloth Fabric
It is a type of check pattern. Not a fabric. But we have find quite often people use the name "Gingham" as the fabric itself, hence just for easy understanding, we have included this in our list here.
Again this is not a fabric type but a pattern type like gingham. There are billions of type of stripes are unlimited possibilities in terms of color, stripe type and thickness.
End-on-End or Fill-A-Fill Fabric
Royal Oxford Fabric
Supima / Pima Cotton / Egyptian Cotton
When it comes to printed fabric, it can either be sourced from ready available stock or you can give your custom artwork to print us. There are limitation of custom printed fabric such as - minimum, printing method and lead time.
■ Abstract Print, ■ Animal Print, ■Argyle Print, ■ Camouflage Print, ■ Checkered Print, ■ Chevron Print, ■ Circle Print, ■ Classic Print, ■ Conversational Print, ■ Damask Print, ■ Diamond Print, ■ Floral Print, ■ Food Print, ■ Geometric Print ■ Halloween Print, ■ Heart Print, ■ Herringbone Print, ■ Ikat Print, ■ Iridescent Print, ■ Juvenile / Kid Print, ■ Lattice Print and many many more...
Working as small batch clothing manufacturer, our start up customers can not afford custom printed fabrics some times. Hence we source ready available printed fabric for them. If you're the one, pls feel free to contact us today.
Jersey & Knitted Fabrics (Non-Woven)
Single Jersey - Single / Solid Color
Single Jersey - Printed
Cotton Jersey Lycra
Nothing different than Cotton Jersey. But adding an amount of Lycra makes it little stretchy. That's it.
Viscose Jersey Lycra
Again nothing different than Viscose Jersey expect bit of stretch due to Lycra which you can experience after after touching.
Pique Fabric - Single / Solid Color
Pique is a weave type that can be found on knit and woven fabrics. It almost looks like a honeycomb design and is very tiny, almost pinhole size. Although it looks like a honeycomb, it is actually raised parallel cords that make up this weave. It is most commonly found in childrenswear, high end sportswear or polo shirts.
Pique Fabric - Striped
Again nothing different than Pique single color fabric except it is in stripe.
Baby Terry / Micro Fabrics
Single / Double Side Terry Fabric
Bamboo Knit Fabric
Organic Cotton Fabric
Cupro Jersey Fabric
Cuprammonium, gives the name to the fibre Cupro , it is used in making of process the wood pulp which is the base material. With the process, the wood pulp is dissolved in an ammoniac copper oxide solution.
Cupro fabric breathes like cotton, drapes beautifully, and feels like silk on your skin. Its slinky, curve-hugging drape makes it great for elegant dresses and blouses.
Special Occasion Fabrics
Pleat is a type of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and securing it in place. It is commonly used in clothing and upholstery to gather a wide piece of fabric to a narrower circumference.
Pleats are categorized as pressed, that is, ironed or otherwise heat-set into a sharp crease, or unpressed, falling in soft rounded folds.
There are three basic methods used to pleat fabric: hand, pattern and machine. These methods can be used individually or in combination in various ways to yield different results and textures.
Faux Fur Fabric
Although popular for coats, fake fur fabric is frequently used for apparel trim, costumes and a variety of craft and home decorating projects.