Taffeta Silk Fabric

Taffeta Silk Fabric - Fabriclore

What is Taffeta Silk? 

  • Taffeta is a lightweight and crisp fabric that is used in making various high-end apparel for females.
  • The word “Taffeta” has been derived from the Persian word “Tafta”, which means twisted yarns.
  • Taffeta silk has shape-retaining properties which make it represent unique attributes.  
  • It is a smooth and plain fabric and can be designed from different fibers. 
Taffeta Silk


  • The fabric was developed during the 12th century in Attabiya, Baghdad. However, it was also manufactured in Japan till the 1950s.
  •  Since the replacement of handlooms with power looms, taffeta silk has become one of the most expensive fabrics.  
  • In present times, Italy and France have also become the home to taffeta fabric. 
  • India also manufactures this fabric by the traditional handloom method. 
Taffeta Silk Fabric

Types of Taffeta silk

Shot- silk Taffeta

This type of taffeta fabric includes wefting and warping of different color threads. This weaving method creates a unique iridescent effect.

Warp printed Taffeta

In this type of fabric the warp threads are printed before weaving, this creates a pastel pattern. It is most commonly used by people in France throughout the 18th Century.

Paper Taffeta

Paper Taffeta is a thin and lightweight fabric. It has a consistency similar to a paper. 

Antique Taffeta

This type of fabric is unevenly woven yarn that causes slight bumps on the fabric.

Faille Taffeta

Faille Taffeta is made from short-length fibers similar to wool and cotton.

Stretch Taffeta

It comprises Spandex which is converted into a weave to add extra flexibility. 

What Makes it Stand Out 


Taffeta silk material is crisp in nature due to the tightly woven yarns.


The fabric is shimmery in texture which makes it distinct.


Taffeta has a smooth touch as well as the dyed taffeta silk, particularly extra soft. 


The shiny and crisp nature of taffeta makes it look iconic and luxurious.


Due to its property of being stiff, the fabric does not lose its shape. 

Doesn’t Pill

Taffeta silk does not pill over time and remains smooth. 

Application & Usage


Evening gowns, corsets, lining jackets, etc.


Umbrella, handbags, parachutes, sleeping bags, etc.


Curtains, upholstery, lampshades, etc.

Care Instructions

  • Do not wash Taffeta silk cloth with hot water as it will cause bleeding of dye, hence prefer cold water.
  • While washing, use a gentle detergent.
  • Do not twist the fabric.
  • Prefer to dry it in a ventilated area, rather than in sunlight.
  • If needed, iron on low heat. 
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Hello Dr Ketan,
You can check out our Taffeta Silk Collection here – https://fabriclore.com/collections/taffeta-silk
Hope you find what you’re looking for :)

Dr. Ketan Patel

Dr. Ketan Patel

I am looking out for iridescent Tafeta Silk options for Tapestry for my home and office. Where can I see the colours avaialble with you ???

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