Definition of Faille

Fibre: Silk, rayon.

Weave: Crosswise rib.

Characteristics: A soft transversely ribbed silk or rayon fabric. Has a definite crosswise rib effect. Very soft material that drapes well. Finer than grosgrain but in that family - ribs are also flatter than in grosgrain. Some belongs to the CrÍpe family. It is rather difficult to launder. Will give good wear if handled properly. Has a lustrous finish.

Uses: Dresses, blouses, soft evening purses, some dressy coats.

Derivation of Faille: French

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