What is Crepe?Crepe is weave fabric. Crepe is made with all the major man-made or natural fibers like wool, polyester or silk. Crepe fabric are generally delicate and used for ceremonial occasions.
Types of crepe fabric:
1. Crepe de Chine
2. Crepe georgette
3. Wool crepe
4. Polyester crepe
5. Crepe-back satin
6. Crepe charmeuse
In the West, crepe gained popularity outside of mourning attire during the 19th century. Very rapidly, a company called Courtaulds almost completely dominated the crepe manufacturing market, and over the years, this iconic firm experimented with a variety of different crepe weaves and materials.
Crepe is also historically called crisp.
What Makes it Stand Out
|Texture||Crinkled or pebbled|
Application & Usage
- Crepe is used in types of clothing like sweaters and dresses.
- Crepe is also used in accessories like scarves, evening wear and other lightweight clothing.
New Age Innovations
- Today, crepe is most commonly used in high fashion and other types of decorative apparel design.
- Crepe fabric has long since lost its immediate association with mourning attire, which has allowed the use of this textile to expand outside of its traditional uses.
- Often mixed with other fabric types and weaves, crepe has a unique light, textured profile that makes it highly useful in flowing, airy garments.
Care Instructions of Crepe
- Most crêpe needs to be dry cleaned and will shrink significantly when washed in a washing machine.
- In a few cases, crêpe can be washed by hand in cold water and then laid flat to dry.
- Place the crepe fabric into the soapy water and gently rub over the crepe to work the detergent into the fabric.
- Rinse the fabric with warm water.
- Allow fabric to air dry.
- Iron the crepe, underside of the crepe. Use a cool iron on silk fabrics and place a thin towel between the crepe and iron.