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Cotton Slub Fabric - Fabriclore

Cotton Slub Fabric

What is Cotton Slub Fabric?

  •  Cotton slub is a type of cotton fabric, which contains slight lumps and imperfections, with a rough and uneven texture.
  • These lumps are due to the process prior to weaving the cotton where the cotton is twisted, creating irregular twists. This results in a unique fabric with a nice texture to it.
  • Cotton slub shrinks about 1" after one wash.
  • Light and airy and doesn't cling to the body. 

Cotton slub fabric

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  • When fabrics were created by hand back in the 19th century, ‘slub’ was a term that referred to the preparation process of wool before spinning.
  • Spinners would twist the fibers of wool together by hand to create yarn, and different thicknesses would appear uneven on the finished garment, and became known as ‘a slub’ .

What Makes it Stand Out 

  • Durability 
 Texture Uneven and slub feel
Fall Can be draped
Shine No shine 
Sheer Opaque 


Applications & Usage

  • High fashion t-shirts , dresses and sweaters are often made using cotton slub . It is also used as cushion covers . 
Apparel Yes
Furnishing  Yes
Accessories -

White cotton slub dress

White cotton slub cushion cover

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Care Instructions

  • Machine wash with cold water on a gentle cycle, keeping dark colors separate.
  • Tumble dry on low to keep the texture intact .  
  • Use a warm iron if needed.

Reference Links

https://zsupply blogs/all/fabric- care-guide

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