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Crepe

| What is crepe?

Crepe is named after the French word for “crimped,” and that’s just what it is: a fabric with a pebbly surface texture. This puckered, gauze-like cotton fabric can be created by using high twist yarns, textured yarns, special weaves, chemical treatments or embossing.

| How to wear crepe:

Due to its draping and lightweight weave, crepe is used to make loose-fitting dresses, bridal gowns, and evening wear.

| Maintaining crepe:

The care and maintenance of a crepe item will depend mostly on what the garment is. Casual dresses may be cared for at home, but evening wear and formal attire may need to be dry cleaned.

Does crepe wrinkle?

The textured yarn and fabric construction in a crepe fabric will typically allow it to disguise wrinkles. Ironing can remove the texture that’s inherent to the fabric, so it’s best to be avoided.

Is crepe easy to clean?

Cotton crepes can be easily cleaned at home, with a gentle wash and quick removal after drying. Check your garment’s care label for specific instructions.

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