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Types of Fabrics

Types of Fabrics

At Contrado, we understand that choosing the right type of fabrics for your project is crucial. That's why we offer a wide range of fabric types including cotton, silk, satin, jersey, organic, synthetic, sustainable, canvas and more. Each fabric type has its own unique characteristics and properties, making it suitable for a variety of uses. Whether it's for upholstery, clothing, accessories or furnishings, the right type of fabrics can make all the difference. Order our samples, swatch packs and colour charts, all at the lowest price on the market.

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1-2 Days Production
1-2 Days Production

Cottons, Silks, Jerseys, Recycled Poly-fabrics & more

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Cotton Fabric

from $43.90

Wide range of 100% natural cottons and cotton blends. Easy to care for and clean. Breathable, moisture wicking, very versatile.

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Jersey Fabric

from $17.50

Wide range of Jersey knit fabrics, from super light to quilted & heavy. Stretchy, breathable. Perfect for making clothes.

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Polycotton Fabric

from $46

Selection of versatile, and durable polycotton fabrics. Soft, easy to care for, breathable, tear resistant, excellent print quality.

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Linen Fabric

from $46

Range of 100% natural linen, linen blend & linen look fabrics. Strong & durable. Great for apparel & furnishings.

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Silk Fabric

from $46

Luxurious, smooth, opulent silk fabrics. Includes 100% natural silk & silk-style fabrics. Strong, moisture wicking, durable.

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Canvas Fabrics

from $46

Selection of versatile, heavy duty canvas fabrics. Strong, durable, tightly woven. Stress & ladder resistant. Windproof.

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Crepe Fabric

from $46

Browse our range of crepe material, from super light to heavy. Stretchy, textured, stylish. Perfect for making clothes.

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Satin Fabric

from $46

Each of these fabrics features a satin weave. They resemble twill with a longer float. Smooth, polished, silky and resilient.

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Woven Fabric

from $43.90

Browse our woven fabrics. Each feature a strong, stable construction. Choose from 3 types: plain, satin or twill textiles.

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Twill Fabric

from $46

Browse our classic twill-woven fabrics. Each feature diagonal or parallel ridges. Enduring & low-maintenance fabrics.

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Lycra Fabric

from $46

Wide range of Lycra fabrics. Varied selection of weights. Soft and extremely stretchy. Smooth, comfortable and very versatile.

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Knit Fabric

from $17.50

Browse our weft and warp-knitted fabrics. Flexible and resilient. Good airflow and wrinkle-resistant.

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Velvet Fabric

from $46

Soft, smooth and utterly luxurious, our selection of stunning custom velvet fabrics will get your creative juices flowing.

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You can take advantage of our wholesale prices or use our dropshipping service to sell without ever holding inventory. Plus, we offer discounts on all products which you can pass on to your customers.



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How To Identify Different Types Of Fabrics

Each project requires a different fabric type. From soft and stretchy jersey material, and natural types of silk, to organic types of cotton fabric and types of canvas fabric, the right textile can make all the difference. 

Choose your fabric by carefully researching its characteristics and uses, depending on your specific project. When working on your DIY project, discover all our fabric types for specific uses, such as upholstery, clothing, accessories, or furnishings etc. These questions will help you determine which types of fabric will be right for you.

Keep in mind where you want to use the fabric of your choice, who it’s for, the room and conditions. It’s just as crucial to know the names of fabrics to achieve the perfect look and feel for your project. Choose the right fiber, weight, and construction from Contrado’s extensive list of 126 fabric types. Ensure you always have the perfect textile for your project. If you want to see all of Contrado’s custom fabric collection, why not order our Fabric Swatch Pack?

What Are the Different Fabric Types? 

We have a host of natural, different fabric types to suit any new home decorator, artist or interior designer. We have 100% natural fabrics, premium textiles printed using advanced reactive dyes for the best finish and high-performance fibers that are more hard-wearing, breathable or vegan. Our fabric types list includes soft cotton, jersey, versatile polycotton, light linen, luscious silk and velvet, canvas, crepe, satin, twill, lycra, knit, and breathable woven fabric. We also print our various fabrics and blends using eco-friendly water-based inks.

What Should I Know About Clothing Fabric Types? 

In this list, we have clothing fabric types that are strong and durable for everyday wear and tear. From the softest silks to enhance your occasion wear to the lightest crepe fabric for your summer wardrobe. If you handcraft garments at home, explore our fabric types list for ones that suit the occasion, season and need. Design the deliciously soft and strongly textured textiles from our clothing fabric types in your own original patterns.  

Tips On Printing Designs On Our Fabric 

We have three advanced printing techniques: dye sublimation, reactive and pigment printing. With a lot of different fabric types, we print using dye sublimation like satin, the base color of the fabric is a stark white with a lovely sheen. This provides a perfect base for highly detailed prints like lush jungle foliage. Meanwhile, we use premium quality reactive dyes when printing natural fabrics like pure silk. This is our most advanced printing method because of its permanent and true-to-life color reproduction. Black ink is especially highly pigmented and accurate, perfect if you’re creating an intricate monochrome pattern. On the other hand, our popular pigment printing for different fabric types like cotton reproduces pastel and light-colored designs exceptionally well.