Ratine fabric is the general term for any fabric made from Ratine yarns. These yarns are fancy yarns and have a nubbly surface. The Ratine fabric created from these yarns is loosely woven and constructed using a plain weave. It is usually made from cotton, wool or silk and is a heavyweight fabric. The surface texture of the fabric is knotted and uneven from the yarns used. Ratine fabric can also be soft to the touch and have a fine pile surface. This is woven on a Ratine machine. Ratine comes from the French language and means ‘Fuzzy.’ It is used for coats, dresses and suits.
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