Serge fabric is a durable fabric. It is usually constructed using a twill weave and has visible diagonal ribs on both sides. It can also be made using a plain weave with a smooth surface. Traditionally, this fabric was made using wool or worsted. Cotton, silk, viscose, synthetic fibres or blends of these can be used. It is used mainly for uniforms, suits, coats, hats and sportswear. Silk Serge is used mainly for lining garments. The term ‘Serge’ is from the Latin word ‘Sericu,’ which means ‘Silk.’ This suggests that Serge fabric was originally primarily a silk fabric.

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Written by Kelly Mitchell

Kelly Mitchell, extremely competent and reliable, she is currently in her third year at the University of Lincoln UK, studying Fashion. Kelly is responsible for the Fabrics, Fibers and Leathers sections of our Dictionary

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