Zibeline fabric is a soft, thick fabric. It is constructed using a satin weave. It has a long nap which is usually made form wool and is sometimes combined with Angora or Alpaca fibres. The nap on Zibeline fabric is typically brushed so that it all faces in one direction to create a lustrous surface. Nowadays however, Zibeline fabric can also be made from Silk, Cotton, Synthetics or Blends of these. This fabric can be used for garments such as coats, jackets, dresses and suits. It is warm and has a matte finish and is good for structured garments.

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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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