What is polyester crepe fabric?

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Ever read a catalogue description of a blouse, suit or dress and then scratch your head wondering what exactly polyester crepe is? You can buy with confidence when you understand more about this wonder fabric.

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Definition

Polyester crepe refers to both the material and the weave of the fabric. Crepe is a tight weave and is used most often in wool, silk and synthetic fibres, like polyester.

Appearance

Polyester crepe is considered to be a thin fabric, though not necessarily sheer. It has a slightly nubby texture (not visible to the naked eye) and a matt finish.

Benefits

Polyester crepe doesn't pill, shrink or fade, keeping it new-looking for a long period of time. It also dries easily and resists wrinkles.

Uses

Because of its fluid drape and popularity as a four-season fabric, polyester crepe is often used in formal wear, skirts, blouses and suits.

Care

Extend the life of your polyester crepe garments with professional dry-cleaning. If the care tag does not specify dry-clean only, wash your garment on the gentle cycle with cold water, then hang to dry.

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