The textile industry is ever evolving and each new technology may spark a new trend, there are however a few “classics” that have remained popular and will always be in production. These fabrics are not named after their origins but rather according to their end-user classifications:
These types of fabrics are especially made to be high-end, delicate and of the best quality. Although there are some cultural differences in bridal wear, Brides and Grooms all over the world wear only the finest materials derived from a myriad of laces, silks and many more luxurious materials.
As fashion dictates and manipulates trends the line between evening and daytime wear can cross at times, but generally evening wear still tends to be shinier and more shimmery with various finer details of finer quality and dimensions.
Fabrics that are environmentally friendly, such as Bamboo or Hemp, are mainly used for daytime or leisure wear. Some designers do cross over to invent garments for resort or even evening wear using these natural materials.
Home Furnishings Fabrics:
This type of fabrics is used for decorating the home as curtains or cloths for dining room tables and scatter cushions or even upholstery.
Medical Fabrics are made from a special type of fabric which is utilized in hospitals to produce gauge, bandages or masks. These fabrics should be hygienic, filtered and sterile.
Leather fabric is a technology which use the hides of animals to make various jackets, shoes or bags.
Rain Resistant Fabrics:
This type of fabric is used to make raincoats or similar water proof fabrics for tents or other protective products.
Fire Retardant Fabrics:
Fire retardant fabrics can protect humans from flames or heat exposure. This type of fabrics is costly and for specified use by the Fire Department or Nasa and other hazardous institutions.
Velvet is a special type of fabric used mainly for carpets. It can also be used for manufacturing clothing and accessories. The surface of this kind of fabric is very comfortable and luxurious.
Wool blends are used to make winter fabrics for colder weather.
Fleece Fabrics is another fabric which is widely used for winter apparel just like Wool.
Knitted fabrics are much more comfortable than woven fabric. It’s because the knitting structure is more soft and flexible resulting in a costlier product.
Lycra is a very comfortable and stretchy material popular for use in active wear.
There are many more fabrics with a multitude of end uses on the market for both apparel and various products. The textile industry expands on a daily basis as our lives changes and the search for more comfort and variety expands with the arrival of each new season.