Toile Fabric

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What is Toile Fabric?

  • The word "toile" comes from the French word for linen cloth.
  • It is a type of printed fabric with a unique look and lines that are similar to those from the Art Nouveau period.
  • Toile is mostly a style of design that looks like prints with rural, floral, or romantic themes.
  • Toile is characterized by a recurring pattern that depicts a detailed image. This picture, which often depicts pastoral scenes of everyday life, such as children at play or a couple having a picnic beside a lake, is known as a toile.   
Toile Fabric


  • In the 18th century, printed toile fabric was first made in Ireland, but it became more popular in France. This makes the style seem more European.
  • A German industrialist named Christophe-Philippe Oberkampf founded a factory in the village of Jouy-en-Josas, which led to the rise in popularity of the printed toile fabric.
  • At the same time, he went into business with Jean-Baptiste Huet, a well-known fashion designer who is best known for making some of the first and most famous Toile designs.
  • These designs showed either small scenes from French life or scenes from European legends and myths in black and white against a white background, in the traditional monochrome pastoral setting.
  • After becoming the standard in fashion and interior design during that time period, Huet's ideas eventually gave rise to the current version of the pattern that we now refer to as toile. It is now the general benchmark for all Toile goods that are currently available.
Toile Fabric

What Makes it Stand Out ? 


The fabric has a smooth and silky texture.


It gives a subtle sheen due to its texture. 


The fabric is opaque and durable. 


Toile fabric comprise of unique and intricat pattern.


Applications & Usage 


Shirts, aprons, dresses, gowns, etc.

Home Furnishing

Curtains, bed sheets, pillow cover, sofas, etc.

Care Instructions 

  • In order to prevent the dye from running, either wash the toile by hand in cold water or put it in the washing machine on the gentle cycle with cold water.
  • Wash toile with other things of a similar hue, most often those that are white or light colored.
  • Use a mild detergent.
  • If you want to hang your clothes to dry instead of using a dryer, be sure not to dry them in the sun so that the colors do not run and the fabric does not get rigid.
  • Dry in a low-heat tumble dryer.
  • Iron over a medium heat setting.
Toile Fabric

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