Two Different Types of African Fabrics and Dressesby Suphie Fresca African designed materials
African fabrics and dresses have made waves in the fashion industry largely due to their unique features, designs and patterns. Once unnoticed and overlooked by many, it has now turned out to be one of the most popular materials used in the fashion world. If you are looking to buy dresses made from these outstanding fabrics or wish to make your own dress using these, it’s important to know the different kinds or varieties as each material might be suitable for one particular type dress but not for another.
Wax and Fancy
African fabrics usually come in two different types: fancy and wax print. Wax prints are the most popular, but the most expensive as well. These fabrics originated in Indonesia and are often called “batik cloths.”
Many of the fabric designs and patterns were copied and taken to Europe. They were later manufactured by Dutch companies using roller prints. Since the prints are no longer homemade, the price of the fabric dropped and became affordable.
Fancy prints are the other African fabric type but vary in that the clothes are roller printed with the feel of wax coating on the fabric absent. They are available at more reasonable prices than wax printed ones and known for many who like a smooth texture to their clothes.
Apart from fancy and wax fabrics, there are other fabrics that are better known as African fabric or Ankara. In Nigeria, “Asoke” is a kind of fabric that’s worn during special occasions and events. “Kente” is the type that’s popular in Ghana and has the same texture and design as the wax prints of Indonesia.
If you are looking to buy African fabrics dresses, the fabric you choose depends more on your preference(s). Though wax prints are durable, some people find the wax material to be irritating. Cost also plays its part as true African fabrics can be costly. However, it can prove to be a wise investment later on.
Fresca Fashion is one of the finest manufacturers and suppliers of top-quality and 100 percent genuine African fabrics. The company provides you with some unique design clothing at very reasonable prices.
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