Ponte Fabric

Ponte Fabric

What is Ponte Fabric?

  • The Ponte fabric is made from a combination of polyester, rayon, and spandex. 
  • It's a double knit that has some give to it but yet retains its structure. 
  • These two qualities combine to produce clothing that is not just streamlined but also relaxed and easy to wear. 
  • Dresses, slacks, skirts, and shirts that have a close fit may be constructed using Ponte fabric.
What is Ponte Fabric?


  • The fabric was first used for designer garments in Italy in the late 1960s.
  • Ponte de Roma is the full name of the fabric, which translates to "Bridge of Rome" or "Roman Bridge" from its Italian name. 
  • It is believed that the term relates to the pattern that the interlaced strands create in the cloth. 
  • This is evocative of the arches that can be seen in Roman aqueducts and viaducts, two prominent types of bridges that were built in Roman times.

What makes it stand out


With its base in wood pulp, rayon is just as breathable as other natural fibers like cotton. This breathability surpasses the attributes of the synthetic fibers used to make Ponte, resulting in a comfortable, breezy fabric suitable for a variety of settings.

Strength and Durability

The stretch and durability of Ponte make it an ideal material for clothing. You won't have to worry about any rips or tears happening because of the fabric's stretchy nature.


Ponte is a soft and comfortable fabric which makes it useful for daily wear.


Ponte textiles tend to have a matt finish since they are used for more practical, utilitarian clothing.

Application and Usage

  • The characteristics of Ponte fabric make it suitable for pants, skirts, dresses, tees, sweaters, etc.

Care Instructions

  • Ponte fabric has a tendency to shrink the first time it is cleaned, so always prewash it before sewing with it.
  • You should machine wash on cool and air dry the clothing whenever feasible. 
  • If you use a dryer, use a cold temperature and a short cycle duration.
  • Ponte is a fantastic fabric since it doesn't need to be ironed.
Care Instructions


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