Cotton Broadcloth Fabric

What is Broadcloth?

Broadcloth is a medium-weight, unbalanced plain-weave fabric with fine ribs. Broadcloth is woven tightly, resulting in its characteristic luster. Because of its smooth, lustrous appearance, broadcloth is often used to make shirts, skirts, and blouses.

Originally made in medieval England with wool, broadcloth is now made primarily with cotton or cotton-blend fibers. Broadcloth was introduced as a staple fiber in the United States in the early 1920s.

When Should I Wear Broadcloth?

Broadcloth is a very versatile fabric that you’ll easily find in your closet if you wear a lot of button-down shirts to work. You can also find this fabric in women’s skirts because of its crisp look and feel. An outfit made from broadcloth looks clean and professional.

Maintaining Broadcloth

100% cotton broadcloth clothing typically doesn’t need to be dry-cleaned. However, broadcloth clothing does need ironing or steaming to maintain its crisp, smooth appearance.

Does Broadcloth Wrinkle?

Broadcloth shirts and skirts typically do wrinkle, and may require ironing or steaming out of the dryer.

Is Broadcloth Easy to Clean?

100% cotton broadcloth will release odors easily in the wash. We recommend washing in cold water on the gentle cycle or washing by hand, and tumble drying on low.

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Common Use:

  • Clothing
  • Home Décor

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