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Lurex Fabric - Fabriclore

Lurex Fabric

What is Lurex Fabric? 

  • Lurex is made from metallic fibres which are used to give shine to the fabric.
  • It is netting with flexibility and elasticity. 
  • Lurex is made from thin metallic wires which are wrapped with other fibres like cotton, viscose, silk, polyester, etc. 
  • The fabric is lightweight and does not tarnish easily.
  • It can be used for all clothing purposes depending on the main fibre used. 
Lurex Fabric

History

  • The 20th-century technologies helped in making metallic fabrics much easier and more affordable to produce. 
  • Lurex came into existence in 1946. 
  • The yarn is usually made from aluminium stripes which are sandwiched between plastic films. 
  • The outfits made from lurex were first designed by Jacques Griffe wherein the fabric was woven into metelasse.
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What Makes it Stand Out

Texture 

The texture of lurex is slightly smooth, it also gives a rough glittery appearance.

Fall

Drapable 

Shine

Due to the use of metallic wires, lurex is shiny.

Sheer

Translucent 

Strong

It is strong enough to be used in power looms to make complex woven fabrics, making new metallic fabrics possible.

Application & Usage 

Clothing

Dresses, shirts, pants, suits, etc.

Home Furnishing

Curtains, beddings, cushion covers, etc. 

Accessories 

Handbags, clutches, ropes, etc.

Care Instructions 

  • Lurex fabric can be either washed in hot or cold water. 
  • Do not use bleach on lurex as it can damage the softness of the fabric.
  • Hang the fabric in the air to dry. 
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