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What is Seersucker?


A narrow striped cotton fabric with alternate stripes crinkled in the weaving that has a crepe-stripe effect. Colored stripes are often used alternating with white. Seersucker has a matte surface in light, and medium to heavy weights. The woven crinkle is produced by alternating slack and tight yarns in the warp. This effect is permanent. Some seersucker cloths may be produced by pressing/ironing or a chemical treatment, which is unlikely to be permanent. Seersucker is also called plisse. It is durable and is especially appropriate for very hot summers. It can be laundered without having to iron; it is essentially wrinkle resistant by nature. It can be bleached, yarn dyed, or printed. Some seersucker fabrics come in a check or plaid effect as well. Seersucker has many uses; summer suits, coats, uniforms, trims, nightwear, sportswear, dresses, blouses, children´s wear of all kinds, curtains, bedspreads, slipcovers, etc.
Since we do not stock seersucker, email uswe can source it from our suppliers. Generally, colors such as light blue on white, navy on white, black on white and grey on white are easily available.


Other commonly asked questions about Fabrics and their Features

  1. What is Micro Suede?
  2. What is two-fold or two-ply cloth?
  3. What is Dormieul?
  4. What are Super 100s, 110s, 120s, 130s, 150s, and 180s?
  5. What is the Designer Brand Collections?
  6. What is ply?
  7. What is yarn size?
  8. What is thread count?
  9. What is a Burn Test? How do I test a fabric?
  10. What is manufactured – man made fabrics and manufactured fiber types?
  11. What is hemp fiber and jute?
  12. What are weaves and how are they different from fabrics?
  13. What is cotton? What are its uses?
  14. What is wool? What are the different kinds of wool and their advantages?
  15. What kind of cloth is linen and what material is it composed of?
  16. What is Glen Plaid?
  17. What is Vicuna Wool?
  18. What are natural fibers made from? What is a natural fiber?
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