Barathea is a soft but hard-wearing fabric. It is usually made from silk for the warp and wool from the weft and is very closely woven with a hopsack twill weave. Barathea has a pebbly appearance and can be used for many garments such as coats, ties and suits. Barathea can also me manufactured using different blends of fibres such as Silk and Cotton, Cotton and viscose or entirely from wool.

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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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