Types of fabrics for coats - Choose fabrics for coats

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By Tessuti dell'Arte 24 February 2020 718 Views

There are several requirements for coat fabric. First of all, it should be heat insulated, because this item of clothing is worn in cold weather. Secondly, a fabric must look good and be durable, as you usually buy outerwear for more than one season and wear it almost daily. We offer the best Italian fabrics of high quality, including outerwear fabrics, which will last long and will always look fashionable and elegant. There are several characteristics of coat fabrics. Firstly, a composition: warm coats include wool; coats for spring and summer are sewn from silk and cotton. In addition, the materials differ in the types of weaving and finishing, in the method of production and in colors.


Wool is the most popular coat fabric, which can be used along with other materials. Wool is distinguished by its ability to insulate heat; it is also long lasting and is not easy to be deformed. This fabric doesn’t form wrinkles, provides high level of wind resistance and light and friction protection.

There are several types of wool for coat production, depending on the presence of other fabrics and weaving and finishing methods:

Drape is one of the most popular options. It offers high level of thermal protection and density due to the presence of two layers: the lower layer is gentle and the upper one is denser. The most expensive type of drape is drape velour made of soft merino.

Covert is a heavy dense material with a particular motley pattern obtained by interlacing multicolor threads.

Boucle is a fabric with a textured surface resembling loops and meshes. It is a soft and bulk fabric, which is very pleasant to the touch.

Cashmere coat always makes a good impression. In the basis of this fabric lays the fluff of Kashmir goats. The fabric is light, soft, while perfectly retaining heat. Synthetic yarns are often added to natural wool for higher wear resistance. In any case, cashmere is one of the most expensive coat fabrics.

Alpaca, just like cashmere, belongs to elite fabrics. Wool obtained from alpaca most often keeps its natural color. The material is soft, very warm and hypoallergenic.

Tweed is a textured fabric, a bit fleecy on the surface due to the twill weave. Tweed is a soft, durable material that practically does not create wrinkles.

Mohair is a soft and shiny fabric with a thick pile. It remains shiny even after dyeing. Mohair is typical by its high thermal protection properties and its resistance to wrinkles.

Broadcloth is a stiff and dense fabric that offers a high degree of heat insulation and moisture protection. Materials with synthetic fibers aren’t very costly. More expensive materials are made from pure camel or merino wool.


Cotton fabrics are most likely used for spring and summer coats. One of the most popular is velveteen with fleecy stripes. The velveteen cord has a dense structure, while the velveteen hem is much finer. Jacquard with ornaments and intricate patterns is often made of cotton.

Bright and voluminous pictures on the surface are usually obtained by weaving of multicolor threads. Moleskin is another cotton fabric which is very durable and therefore often used to make outerwear. If the surface of the material is fleecy, it is called moleskin cloth.


Coats made of silk are generally exquisite and designed for distinguished summer evenings. They are lightweight, but due to their natural texture, they are able to retain heat. Velvet is one of such fabrics. It is often made not only from silk, but with the addition of synthetic and cotton threads. Heavy and glossy brocade is a mixture of silk and threads with metallic effect. It is very dense and quite costly, but it gives a luxurious look.

Jacquard can also be based on silk, and such a fabric looks luxurious thanks to bright prints even with the addition of cotton threads. You can choose the best Italian coat fabrics on our website. Regardless of season, design, type of weaving and other features, they are distinguished by high quality, excellent wear resistance properties and compliance with all fashion trends.