What is Buckram Fabric?
- Buckram fabric is a rough, heavy, and open plain weave fabric from cotton or hemp.
- The cloth’s stiff and coarse qualities are due to the starch and other sizing agents in which the fabric was soaked and then dried.
- Buckram fabric is mainly used to give a garment shape and structure.
- Textile experts and historians believe that the name came from Bukhara in Uzbekistan, where the material originates.
- On the other hand, others believe that it evolved from the word Bokeram, referring to an ordinary fabric made of cotton.
- The cloth dates to the Middle Ages and has become a common material in the textile industry.
- Because it is hardwearing and versatile, it became a staple in the garment and fashion industry, and it still is until today.
What Makes it Stand Out
- Rigidity, durability, and strength
- Keeps Its Shape
- Insect and Mold Repellant
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Application and Uses
- Buckram is generally used for linings, but it is also used to provide shapes to garments and is used extensively in Millinery.
- When rewetted or warmed, it can be shaped to create durable firm fabric for book covers and hats.
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- Wise to avoid washing the Buckram fabric because it gets flabby and loses its shape once placed in water and soap.
- To remove dirt if incase , gently handwash it with warm water.