There are variety of fabrics available in the market. Each one of us wear clothes made up of
different fabrics. The most common types of fabrics used for clothing attire’s :
1. Cotton Fabric :
Cotton is a natural fabric, most soothing and skin friendly, light thin and soft, available in all
colors. Breathes well but does not dry quickly. It is one of the most popular fabrics in the
2. Silk Fabric :
Silk is well known for its luxurious, smooth, soft touch and shimmering looks. It is the most
durable and strongest natural fabric. Mostly used in Sarees.
3. Linen Fabric :
Linen is very strong and durable fabric. It is smooth and very cool to touch. It needs regular
ironing as it absorbs water very fast.
4. Wool Fabric :
Wool is soft to touch, strong and durable keeping the body warm in winters. It is wrinkle free
and resistant to dust, wear and tear. Mostly used in sweaters.
5. Leather Material :
The leather is also used to keep a body warm in winter. It is also soft and comfortable to touch. It
gives a very classy look and feels. Mostly used in jackets, shoes, and belts.
6. Georgette Fabric :
Georgette is a lightweight, dull appearance, and creped surface fabric. It is opaque and slightly
heavier than chiffon. It is available in grams in weight like 20 grams, 40 grams, 60 grams depends upon the purpose of use. Georgette is much in demand in the fashion industry. Most of
the designer clothes are made from georgette.
7. Chiffon Fabric :
Chiffon is very lightweight fabric originally manufactured from silk. Smoother than
georgette. It can be easily dyed to any color and used for evening wear, gowns, sarees.
8. Nylon Fabric.
Nylon is a synthetic fabric made up of polymers. It is a strong fabric with stretchable and high
elasticity properties. It is highly durable and resistant to wear and tear.
9. Polyester Fabric :
Polyester is also a synthetic fabric made up of a polymer. Strong, soft and wrinkle free used in
10. Velvet Fabric :
Velvet is very soft and smooth fabric, very luxurious and shiny material comes in different
qualities and textures, ranging from low to very high prices, coarse to the very thin fiber material.
Mostly used in blouses, shawls, and lenghas in winter.
11. Denim Fabric :
Denim is sturdy rugged cotton twill, colored with indigo dye to create blue jeans mostly. It
has a vivid texture, comfortable feel, and very long durability. Denim is the most widely available
fabric for jeans.
12. Rayon Fabric :
Rayon is created from cellulose fiber. It’s is famous for its smooth texture and look which
closely resembles the feel and appearance of silk and wool. It is highly absorbent and does not
insulate the body heat due to this property it is very useful for summer and humid conditions.
13. Viscose Fabric :
Viscose is also manufactured from cellulose. Very soft and smooth as similar to Rayon. Mostly
used in gowns lining and jackets.
14. Satin Fabric :
Satin is originally made from silk. Satin is famous for its lustrous, glossy, elegant and smooth
look and feel. It is commonly used in lingerie, athletic and gowns ..
15 Crepe :
Crepe is twisted weave fabric does not wrinkle or crease easily . It is rich in texture and style and
is fairly easy to work with . It varies in weight and capacity. It is a light weight material that has
excellent draping qualities. Soft , very comfortable to wear and easy to care .
16 . Lycra Fabric :
Lycra Fabric is the brand name for elastane material. It is also known as Spandex . It is very
stretchy and flexible as well as durable and strong. It is easily dyed and has excellent holding
power. It is mostly used in sportswear and western dresses.
17. Net or lace Fabric :
Net is a transparent fabric made up of a web-like design and pattern mostly vertical and horizontal
which need to be matched. It is very soft and delicate and decorative in nature. It adds elegance
and personality to a dress. Mostly used in a wedding dress, lingerie, and baby girl Dresses
Conclusion: There are a variety of clothing fabrics or materials are Available in the Market
depending upon the needs of the users. A little knowledge of basic fabrics adds smartness to buying.