Moire fabrics are typically used French fabrics that have the texture that resembles a marble or the formation of ripples in water. It possesses a brilliant luster and a thicker feel. Know more about this glamorous fabric in this HomeQuicks article.
According to Collins English Dictionary, the word ‘moire’ has been derived from the word ‘Mohair’, which is of French origin. Mohair represents a fabric that has been made from the hair of the Angora goat.
Moire fabric has a magnificent shine that can add glitter to the dullest of evening gowns. It finds its uses in clothing as well as in interior decoration. Due to its texture and strength, it has an advantage over many other types of fabric.
Obtaining a moire pattern can be considered as a type of treatment that gives a water-like texture to any kind of fabric. Silk clothes are mostly treated with this method to impart it with a silky, wavy, water-like appearance. Besides silk, the other types of fiber that are given this treatment are cotton, rayon, wool, and other synthetic fibers. They are available in the printed and plain varieties too. Continue reading to know more about this fabric.
- The fiber is initially made by weaving.
- On completion of weaving, the material is penned up into half.
- It is then dampened and made to pass through rollers that have a rib-like texture.
- On application of pressure, the texture from the rollers is etched over the cloth. That’s the reason for the wavy appearance.
- This effect can also be obtained by imparting texture using a mixture of vivid colors.
The process of producing moire fabric is called calendering in which some of the fibers of the fabric are crushed, while others are retained as is.
» The cloth looks tarnished when it comes in contact with water.
» Luster of the fabric is a result of reflection of light rays which are incident on the fabric.
» It is glossy and has a paper-like texture.
This fabric is a bit costlier than the others that are available in the market. However, its elegant texture definitely makes it worthy of being added to your collection.