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Fine grosgrain silk, cream, 1.05m, seconds

Product code 101 35-0007 (1)

A sturdy ribbed fabric of natural silk in cream, grosgrain looks great in dinner jackets, formal dresses, boleros, capes, and clutches. You may also use it in pillowcases, drapes, and accessories.

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Basic parameters
Width: 117 cm
Color: cream
Content: 50% cotton, 50% silk
Weight (gsm): 117 gsm
Weight (mm): 27 mm
Drape: stiff
Availability: while supplies last
Defect type: stains

in stock 1 pcs

17.76 $/m

15.99 $/m

16.79 $/pcs

16.79 $/pcs without VAT


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Product description

Product description

Silk grosgrain fabric is an elegant, plain-woven fabric similar to faille, which is slightly finer. The weft yarns are thicker than the warp yarns, resulting in a distinct crosswise rib. Grosgrain has a subtle sheen. It is sturdy, with a crisp drape, forming substantial folds.

Try it in dinner jackets (see how 007 wore it), formal dresses, gathered skirts, boleros, capes, and clutches. It is also popular in interior decor, where it makes an appearance in pillowcases, upholstery, drapes, wall coverings, and ornaments.

The ribbing in grosgrain fabric is even, without the irregular striping and slubs found in dupioni. Another fabric with a ribbed structure is taffeta, but the difference between the warp and weft threads is so slight that the surface appears perfectly smooth.

For garments made of grosgrain, we recommend a heavy silk lining such as silk serge.

Fun facts:

Grosgrain fabric first gained a foothold in Baroque fashion in the 17th century. It was often referred to as “gros de Tours,” after the French town where it was made. This term, along with the French “cannelé,” is still used by textile historians and often appears in professional journals.

On a lighter note, it appears that grosgrain lent its name, at least in part, to a popular winter drink. As various sources have it, there was once a certain vice-admiral in the Royal Navy known by his crew (presumably behind his back) as “Old Grog” because of a grosgrain jacket that he had a habit of wearing. The fellow had a frustrating penchant for disciplining his men by thinning their rum ration with hot water. The resulting drink – grog – took its name from him.


We recommend dry cleaning this fabric at a reliable dry cleaner. In our tests of how to wash silk this fabric stood up to gentle hand washing. If you risk hand washing, use lukewarm water and a delicate detergent for woolens; do not wring or squeeze dry; block dry on a flat surface. Dry iron on the lowest setting with the steam off; water may leave marks.


What defects can I expect?

The type of defect present in seconds fabric is always listed in the product parameters. Usually they are minor flaws and defects that occur only in part of the role (typically at the beginning or end). That's why our discounted seconds usually include only smaller pieces, not entire rolls.

Are your fabrics colorfast?

The fabrics in our core inventory, seasonal collections and limited editions are from repeated production cycles that we have quality-tested – given proper care their colors should not bleed. Fabrics that are on offer while supplies last are one-off products that have not been individually tested. We recommend doing a sample test.

Should I pre-shrink fabric before sewing?

If we recommend pre-shrinking for a particular fabric, we generally say so in the product description. As a rule, pre-shrinking is needed for linen, cotton, and rayon, but for finer fabrics (light rayon, Tencel and modal) proceed with care – don't use hot water or a hot iron, simply launder the fabric the way you will be laundering the completed garment.

Can I put goods on hold?

Yes. If you plan to pick up the goods in person at our store in Prague, you can put them on hold through the e-shop – there's a link just below the price on the product page. We will hold items for you for one week.

Do you accept orders by phone or email?

No. We only accept retail orders through the e-shop. This eliminates situations where someone else orders the last of an item while your order is still sitting in our inbox or lies jotted on a bit of paper by the phone. By purchasing online, you are putting an immediate hold on the product. Of course, you can always call or write to us if you need help making your selection.

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