Definition of Nainsook

Fibre: Cotton

Weave: Plain

Characteristics: Produced in the finishing processes from the same grey goods as used for batiste, cambric, lawn. Fine and lightweight. Soft and has a slight lustre in the better qualities (mercerisation). Slightly heavier than batiste. Like lawn but not as crisp. Soft, lacks body. Usually found in white but also comes in pastel colours and some printed.

Uses: tucked or embroidered, blouses, night wear, lingerie, and infant's wear.

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