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Grosgrain silk, black

Product code 104 01-0536

A sturdy ribbed fabric of natural silk.

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Basic parameters
Width: 148 cm
Color: steel
Content: 100% linen
Weight (gsm): 246 gsm
Weight (mm): 57 mm
Drape: slightly supple
Minimum order: 0.2 m
Availability: seasonal collection
Certification: Oeko-Tex Standard 100 class 1
Shrinkage: 3–10 %
Bulk discount
1 - 9 m
13.52 $ / m
10 - 19 m
12.84 $ / m
20 - 49 m
12.17 $ / m
50 - 99 m
11.49 $ / m
100 and more
10.81 $ / m

in stock 120 m

13.52 $/m

13.52 $/m 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, 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.


Barevný len perte na 40 °C, bílé a přírodní plátno je možné prát i na 60 °C. Žehlete na nejvyšší stupeň, můžete i napařovat. Lze sušit v sušičce, doporučujeme však kratší, šetrný program.


Should I pre-shrink this fabric before sewing?

Generally, 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.

Is your assortment of fabrics always the same?

Most of our fabrics are one-time offers that last until they are sold out. However, some more popular items are always restocked or can be ordered on request. As a rule, this applies to notions, where the selection is pretty consistent, but may also include some types of fabric. Look at the product's availability value – it shows whether the goods are available while supplies last, in the core inventory or in a seasonal collection .

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. For flax and wool, we recommend a sample test.

Does linen fade in the sun?

Yes. Like other natural materials linen can fade in the sun. Avoid hanging dyed linen to dry in the sun and do not hang dyed linen garments in places at home where there is direct sunlight either. For curtains and drapes, take into account that the color will fade over time or back them with a blackout fabric.

Do you ship abroad?

Yes. We ship worldwide. The price of shipping is automatically calculated at checkout before payment after you select the country of delivery and the preferred carrier. If you do not find your country in the dropdown list, please contact us. You will find a rough overview of shipping costs in our shipping and payment terms.

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