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Satin Fabric

Satin Fabric

What is Satin? 

  • Along with twill and plain weave, satin is distinguished as one of the major weaves within the textile. 
  • It creates fabrics that are elastic, soft, and lustrous.
  • One side of the Satin fabric has a dull texture and the other has a shiny surface. 
  • Satin fabric is created with a satin weave by applying filament fibers like silk or nylon.
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History

  • Satin fabric is dated back to Medival China, where it was made with silk
  • The weave was developed in Quanzhou, China, and was named Zaitun.
  • Both fabrics as well as weaves were passed through the Silk Road and became widely produced fabrics in the Middle East.
  • In the 12th Century, Italy became the first country to produce satin. Whereas, in Europe satin became popular during the 14th Century. 
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Types of Satin Fabric

Antique Satin

This type of satin applies uneven yarn as the threads are woven either in 5 harnesses or 8 harnesses. 

Baronet Satin

It uses rayon warp and cotton weft threads and is extremely shiny.

Charmeuse

The name has been derived from the french word “Charmer”. The Charmeuse is lightweight and consists of characteristics similar to satin, that is, a shiny front with a dull back. 

Crepe Back Satin

This type of satin is reversible, one side is shiny, and the other comprises crepe texture. 

Duchess Satin

Duchess satin has more weight than any other type of satin fabric. It is stiff and is not lustrous. 

What Makes it Stand Out

Lustrous

Due to its weaving pattern satin has a shiny front side.

Soft

Satin is soft in nature due to the arrangement of weft as well as warp threads.

Durable

Satin uses filament fibers which are woven tightly making fabric stronger. 

Wrinkle-resistant

Satin has the property that it does not get wrinkled easily in comparison to other fabrics like rayon and silk. 

Hypo-allergic

Satin is made from pure silk which results in 100 percent natural along with hypo-allergic properties.

Application & Usage

Clothing

Gowns, dresses, shirts, etc.

Accessories

Ballet clippers, bags, etc.

Home-furnishing

Chair cover, pillow cover, bedsheets, etc.

New Age Innovation

  • Satin has achieved a lot of prominence over these years with its usage in footwear and clothes.
  • The luxurious feel of the fabric can’t be replaced no matter what weave is used. 
  • However, over time only one thing has changed about satin, that is, now everyone can afford it because of the innovative manufacturing process. 
Modal Satin

Care Instructions 

  • Satin can be hand washed or machine washed on a gentle cycle.
  • Do not wring the fabric as it will lose its shape.
  • Dry the satin outfits by laying on a flat surface rather than putting them in a dryer. 
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