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Serge - Fabriclore

Serge

What is Serge Fabric ? 

  • A sort of twill cloth known as serge has diagonal lines or ridges on both sides and is woven using a two-up, two-down construction.
  • Wool or worsted were the traditional materials used to manufacture this cloth. 
  • Cotton, silk, viscose, synthetic fibers, or mixtures of these may be used instead of or in addition to synthetic fibers.
Serge Fabric

History 

  • The origins of serge appear to be quite ancient.
  • The fact that the name comes from the Greek word serikos, which literally translates to "silken," indicates that the cloth most likely made its way from China to Europe.
  • By the eighth century after Christ, it is clear that people were using serge, though the fabric was only available to those in higher social classes.
  • The Europeans also produced a variant made from wool, with manufacturing being focused in France by the 1500s. 
  • Typically, high-quality English wool was used in the creation of this woolen version.
Serge Fabric

What Makes it Stand Out 

Texture 

Serge fabric has a smooth, ribbed texture.

Shine

The fabric has a slight sheen.

Sheer

It is extremely sturdy and resilient in appearance.

 

Applications & Usage 

  • The worsted variety is used in making military uniforms, suits, and trench coats

Care Instructions 

  • It is machine washable
  • Hang dry the fabric.
  • Ironed on the silk setting or the wool mode.
Serge Fabric

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