Repp fabric is a heavyweight fabric. It is usually manufactured from a variety of materials including cotton, wool, silk, viscose, synthetic fibres or various blends. It is constructed using a plain weave and has a prominent weft wise rib. It is similar to poplin fabric, but is much heavier and similar to faille fabric. Repp fabric is used in dresses, suits and blouses. The silk version of Repp is used frequently in neck ties and the cotton Repp especially is used in stage backdrops. Wool and cotton Repp can also be used for various upholstery purposes.

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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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