Glitter fabrics are glittery or sparkly fabrics, usually made by laminating the glitter flakes onto a fabric such as a polycotton drill fabric. The glitter makes up 100% of the coverage and these fabrics can be used for backdrops, window displays and interiors. Another way that glitter fabrics can be made is by applying a PU coating onto a woven polyester and cotton backing. This way means that a waterproof ‘leather effect’ fabric is created. Many different patterns and designs can be applied and these can be used for a range of purposes, such as belts, bags and shoes.

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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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