Fibre or Fiber Content
Updated: May 4
Well, I can certainly tell you what it is NOT.
It is NOT Microfiber. Think about the word: Micro = tiny; Fiber = ??Fiber??
Micro Fiber is not Fiber Content.
So if Fiber Content, or Cloth Content is important to you for whatever reason Microfiber does not give you an answer.
Fiber is: Cotton, Flax/Linen, Silk, Wool, Alpaca, Bamboo, Hemp, Jute, Cashmere, Mohair, Tencel™, Lyocel and Polyester.
Excuse me if I missed a couple. There is even Rose fiber, from - yes! Rose bushes!
So, what then is Microfiber? Probably Polyester or Polyester Nylon, a byproduct of the oil industry. Don't be deluded.
People have been misled and confused by the advertisers. They really annoy me.
Satin is not a fiber, it is a Weave.
Corduroy is not a fiber, it is a Weave.
Twill is not a fiber, it is a Weave.
The original Satin was woven from …..SILK.
The original Velvet was woven from ….. SILK
I can weave corduroy from Cotton, or from Wool. Yup. I. Can.
I can weave Velvet from Tencel.
I can weave Satin from Silk or Cotton or Tencel or Linen, because Satin is a Weave.
You need a very special loom to weave Jacquard. Which is extremely Beautiful.
Please don't let others who may try to have you believe a Weave Structure is a Fiber/Fibre.
The two are Miles Apart.
The other one is China Silk, which is often shown as a Polyester.
China Silk is a plain weave light weight silk cloth originally from (you guessed it) China.
Hopefully I have enlightened you to know your fiber/fabrics a little better.