Crepe is a whole group of fabrics that differ in texture. The fabrics have similar production process, but different composition, as silk, or wool is used. Silk crepe is a material that is especially appreciated for its smoothness, lightweight and very pleasant tactile sensations.
In the online store Tessuti dell'Arte you can buy real silk crepe made in Italy. This is a completely natural material from trusted manufacturer; like any other fabric presented in our catalog. You don’t have to come to Italy to buy high quality fabrics: we provide the delivery worldwide, so you can order free samples of interested fabrics first.
It is very easy to buy Italian high-quality Italian silk crepe fabric at best price in the UK, Canada, United States, America, France, the Netherlands, Taiwan, Iceland, Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, Norway, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Croatia and any country in the world, our online store "Tessuti Dell 'Arte" will send you the fabrics to any corner of the world. In the catalog you will see many colors and design solutions Made in Italy. We have many customers from different countries and cities of the world.
The main distinguishing feature of crepe is the method of production. The material consists of tightly twisted threads, due to which it acquires high smoothness and elasticity. The threads used in production can be wool, silk, synthetics, or cotton.
Threads are interchanged in a particular way and twisted left and right. This weaving method helps the material to shrink and become a bit rough. Among all types of crepe, the one with silk fibers is the most popular. It drapes well, does not crease, therefore it is used in the production of clothes and house decoration.
In the Soviet times, silk crepe, which was called crêpe de chine (from French “crepe from China”), was very popular. However, over time, artificial materials replaced natural silk threads, the quality of which surpasses synthetic additions.
Italian fabric manufacturers maintain the traditions of high quality. Their products are made of natural silk, therefore, they produce a real crepe de chine. Other distinctive features of this material are a bright colors, a variety of patterns, bizarre combinations of prints, which make Italian fabrics recognizable all over the world.
It is worth saying that Italian designers are very fond of silk crepe. Products made from it are lightweight and thin, though they aren’t transparent. Dresses fit perfectly any figure. The fabric is very breathable which is great for hot summer days.
The material is both dense enough and lightweight, so the scope of its application is pretty wide. Suits are made from heavy fabrics. For blouses and dresses it’s better to use light types of fabric. The material is also used in decoration, as it is easily to drape and create beautiful folds.
Another area of silk crepe application is the creation of batik, a pattern applied to the fabric. Masters apply intricate patterns to plain material, decorating scarves and shawls. These units of clothing are easy to wear on heads and shoulders as the material is slightly rough.
You should select silk crepe to the touch. Natural material becomes warm quickly, while synthetics remain cold. Another way to identify a fake is to wrap the hand with the material. If the hand under the fabric starts sweating, it means that the silk crepe is fake.
All fabrics presented in our store can be check by ordering free samples. Do not hesitate, as you will be pleasantly surprised by the level of quality, and after examining the samples you would definitely like to buy natural Italian silk crepe.