Fabric Explained

Silk Char·meuse  (SHärˈm(y)o͞oz) /is a lightweight Fabric woven with a Satin Weave, in which the warp threads cross over three or more of the backing (weft threads). These float threads give the front of the fabric a smooth finish—lustrous and reflective—whereas the back has a dull finish. It can be made of silk or a synthetic lookalike such as polyester. Silk charmeuse is more expensive and delicate but is softer and a better insulator. Polyester charmeuse is cheaper and can often withstand machine washing, but it does not breathe as well as silk. 

Silk is a natural Protein Fibre, some forms of which can be woven into textiles. The protein fiber of silk is composed mainly of fibroin and is produced by certain insect larvae to form cocoons.The best-known silk is obtained from the cocoons of the larvae of the Mulberry Silkworm reared in captivity. The shimmering appearance of silk is due to the triangular prism--like structure of the silk fibre, which allows silk cloth to refract incoming light at different angles, thus producing different colors. Silk is produced by several insects, but generally only the silk of moth caterpillars has been used for textile manufacturing.

SilkTwill is a type of textile weave with a pattern of diagonal parallel ribs (in contrast with a satin and plain weave). This is done by passing the weft thread over one or more warp threads and then under two or more warp threads and so on, with a "step" or offset between rows to create the characteristic diagonal pattern.Because of this structure, twill generally drapes well.


Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective case, around the seeds of cotton plants of the genus Gossypium in the family of Malvaceae. The fibre is almost pure cellulose. Under natural conditions, the cotton bolls will tend to increase the dispersal of the seeds.

The plant is a shrub native to tropical and subtropical regions around the world, including the Americas, Africa, and India. The greatest diversity of wild cotton species is found in Mexico, followed by Australia and Africa.

Poly-Blend or Blended Fabric

Blended properties. Cotton mixed with Polyester blends can be strong, wrinkle and tear-resistant, and reduce shrinking.

Cleaning Instructions

All silk fabrics are Dry Clean Only Poly-blends or Blended Fabrics may be Hand-washed.  Cotton Fabrics can be machine washed.