Tricot fabric is recognised by its unique knit that gives it a smooth feel on one side while a textured surface on the other side. Also known as tricot knit fabric since the knit technique distinguishes it from other materials. It is most commonly used for activewear due to its stretchability.
Tricot material can be both, synthetic or natural fibres, such as nylon tricot fabric, polyester tricot, cotton tricot, etc. However, to make tricot fabric stretchable, spandex is used making polyester tricot the most commonly available tricot fabric.