Often referred to as jacquard fabric
, this type of textile is woven and contains intricate designs. It is also considered to be durable and is often used for homewares and formal apparel. Jacquard fabric can be woven with a variety of natural fibers, including silk and cotton. However, the most commonly used Jacquard fabric filament is cotton.
Jacquard fabric can be made from a variety of fibers, including silk, cotton, and fleece. However, it is not always the most economical fiber to use. It is sometimes produced using animal cruelty, such as the practice of wool producers killing animal fibers before they are used to create fabric.
There are different types of Jacquard weave fabrics, including brocade, damask, and brocatelle. Brocade is often used for upholstery, and damask is usually used for table linens. Both have a raised pile, but brocatelle is heavier than brocade. Generally, damask is reversible, and has floral designs that are reversed on both sides.