What is Gabardine Fabric?
- Gabardine is tightly woven fabric with several varieties of worsted, cotton, silk.
- Gabardine fabric is woven with twill weave.
- Best-quality gabardine uses two-ply worsted yarns, but single-worsted yarns, two-ply, and single woolen yarns are also used.
- Gabardine has a dull sheen.
- Overworking when ironing or pressing may produce a shine on the fabric.
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- In 1879 Gabardine was invented by Thomas Burberry who was the founder of Burberry fashion house in Basingstoke, Hampshire, England.
What Makes it Stand Out
- It is strong and firm fabric.
- It does not to make sweat and doesnt wrinkle.
- It is robust, durable, breathable and waterproof due to its texture and tight weave that allows it to repel water.
|Texture||Silky , luxurious feel|
|Fall||Not suitable for drapes|
Application and Uses
- Used for clothing for men, slacks, jackets and suits for women, uniforms, skirts, raincoats and all-weather riding habits, skirts, coats, sportswear, hats, and fabric shoes.
- Lightweight gabardine is used for sportswear and dresses while heavyweight gabardine is used for slacks and more tailored suits.
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- Can be washed in a gentle cycle in the washer because their tight weaves are water and wrinkle- resistant.
- They can also be hand-washed or placed on a low heat setting in the dryer.
- Set a warm iron on the lowest setting to do a quick press.
- Advisable to dry clean gabardine blends with a high percentage of worsted wool to prevent shrinkage.
- Extra work during ironing or applying extra pressure can create a shine in the fabric.