Galatea fabric is a strong, firm, heavy fabric. It is made from cotton and it can either be white, dyed various colours or printed. It is usually woven in a satin weave, but it doesn’t generally hold dye very well, meaning that it fades quite fast. It is used to make children’s clothing, and garments such as skirts. The term Galatea also refers to a cotton fabric that is printed with blue and white stripes. It gets its name from the HMS Galatea, as the cotton fabric was once in high demand for Children’s sailor costumes.
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