Fabric Glossary

Ready For Dye Fabrics Glossary

Ready For Dye Fabrics We Use

Our batik fabrics are handmade using only the highest quality ready for dye (RFD) fabrics available. We strictly only use the highest grade “A” quality RFD fabrics for our high quality, handmade batik fabric production, in the following soft, and natural fabric types; rayon, rayon chiffon, cotton, cotton voile, and silk. For details on each fabric type we use in our batik fabric production, more information is shown below.

Fabric Usage Chart

High quality plain rayon fabric is our most widely used, and by far most popular selling fabric, followed by rayon chiffon, cotton, cotton voile, and the occasional made to order production of silk.

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Rayon Fabric

Rayon is a man-made renewable plant material produced from regenerated wood pulp that is a natural cellulose based raw fibre. Rayon has a silky appearance and feel, it is relatively light in nature and has a good “drape” quality. Rayon breathes well like cotton, making it cool and comfortable to wear in warmer climates.

Rayon Chiffon Fabric

The chiffon fabric we use is a high twist rayon chiffon. Chiffon is defined by the type of weave, twist and weight of the yarns used. Rayon chiffon is an elegant looking fabric and has a comfortable airy feel. It is a sheer, light, and slightly translucent fabric with a soft flowing drape character. Our rayon chiffon batik fabrics are often favoured in use for lighter shirts and blouses, dresses, cover-ups, and scarves.

Cotton Fabric

Cotton is a soft, natural fabric. It is cool and durable, and breaths well, making it comfortable to wear in all seasons. Cotton has a high tensile strength, making it strong, durable, and versatile; an easy to wash and care for type of fabric.

Cotton Voile Fabric

Cotton voile is an incredibly lightweight, soft, versatile fabric, making it a great choice for use in both apparel and home decor. Light as air, breathable, semi-sheer, delicate in appearance, but not in structure, cotton voile is the perfect spring summer fabric.

Silk Fabric

Silk is a fine, soft, strong fabric that is naturally produced by silkworms, woven into beautiful luxurious and sensuous fabrics. Silk fabric is warm to touch and pleasant to wear. Silk is an all-climate fabric, it is warm and cosy in winter, comfortable and cool in summer. Silk retains its shape, drapes well, and caresses the figure nicely.