- Fabric Information
At Al-Mujalbaba we use two main types of fabrics:
- Synthetic fabrics are man made fabrics, like polyester.
- Natural fabric are made from natural fibers, like cotton.
Georgette fabric has unique characteristics, as it is made with twisted yarn. This twisted yarn gives the fabric a bouncy or springy quality. The fabric is sheer, crisp, soft and can be draped over the body easily. Georgette fabric is most often used in the construction of dresses, skirts and other loose-fitting clothing pieces. The fabric comes in many different colors since it can be dyed and printed. Georgette fabric was once associated with royalty due to its elegant appearance.
Pebble georgette is distinguished from regular georgette by its texture which has a pebble like feel and look. Also, it is slightly heavier than the regular georgette. Some customers have stated that the pebble georgette is less slippery (stays on the head better) than regular georgette.
in general chiffon, another type of polyester, is sheer and has a flat surface. However, the yoryu chiffon although lighter in weight than the georgette, has a "line" texture. A close up of the fabric shows many tiny lines woven as part of the fabric. Customers have reported that this fabric has a "stretchy" quality which makeS this type of scarf less slippery on the head.
Crushed chiffon, instead of being smooth or with lines like the yoryu chiffon, it is as though the fabric was "squeezed" and released leaving a crinkled texture.
We also make our khimars, hijabs or scarves from natural fabrics like cotton which are from the cotton plant. There are many types of cotton with so many weaves and uses. We use two types of cotton:
- Cotton gauze
- Cotton Voile
Cotton gauze is not as light weight as the polyesters and does not have that soft drape look like the polyesters. Many customers wear the cotton gauze because it is natural, soft , durable and breathable. Unlike the yoryu chiffon, where you cannot really see the lines, cotton gauze "line" texture is very visible and larger than the yoryu chiffon. Cotton guaze is also not available in the high quantity of colors like the polyesters and can be expensive.
Cotton voile is the lightest weight cotton we use but fabric selection is very limited. therefore we do not carry a large variety of scarves made from this fabric.
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