At times sisters are not sure about the Hijab Fabric they should be selecting while Buying Hijabs online in Pakistan.
They are confused whether to buy Scarf made of Georgette or Chiffon or they should go far Silk and Satin. Which material is comfortable to wear is also one of their concern. At the same time they are also conscious of selecting those materials which do not slip from their Hair while going through their daily routines. We have tried to give descriptions of Hijab Materials available at our store so that you can select the appropriate fabric for your specific requirements and experience a different online scarf shopping in Pakistan. Please click on the Tab of Hijab Fabric you want to know about !
Do You Know What is the Cloth Your Georgette Hijab and Scarf is made of ?
Georgette can be manufactured from different raw materials. Pure Silk is used as a Raw material for Georgette Cloth at the same time Georgette Cloth can be made using synthetic materials like rayon, viscose and polyester. Due to variety of raw materials used that is why when you start looking for Georgette Hijab online you get confused about the quality you are looking for. Because Online Stores offering georgette scarves do not give specifications of their product. As a result online shoppers get disappointment after receiving their products. We at Scarf.Pk ensure that Specification of every product is given with the Product for our esteemed customer.
Characteristics of Georgette Available in Pakistan
Characteristics which make georgette a unique fabric for Hijab are enumerated below:
Lightweight and breathable. It is a light, smooth fabric that is fairly porous and breathable. However georgette made from synthetic fibers is not as breathable as that of silk fiber.
Crinkled. Due to typical weaving procedure georgette fabric is crinkled.
Translucent. Georgette is a translucent type fabric, though it is slightly less sheer than chiffon, which is more net-like.
Elegant drape. Georgette has a very elegant drape which makes it a good choice for Hijabs and Scarf.
Easily Dye able. Georgette holds dye nicely, that is why we get Georgette scarves in various colors.
Slight stretch. Georgette fabric has some bounce and gives as a result of the weave and tight yarn twists.
Georgette is available in distinct varieties
Georgette is available in distinct varieties due to various raw materials and manufacturing processes involved in its weaving
Double Georgette. It is a thicker variety of georgette with very nice fall.
Stretch Georgette. Due use of elastic raw materials georgette woven is stretchable.
Satin Georgette. Georgette woven with Satin weave gives a shiner look.
Jacquard Georgette. Georgette woven on jacquard loom is good in strength and Jacquard design
Polyester Georgette. Georgette made by using polyester as raw material is called polyester georgette
Chiffon is a weaving procedure which is used to make lightweight, simple weave fabric with a moderate gloss. Chiffon weaving is done by keeping the woven fibers tight which results in kind of folds on woven fabric which gives a non-smooth touching experience. Chiffon fabric can be woven by using a variety of fibers both natural like (cotton and silk) and synthetic like (nylon, rayon or polyester)
Characteristics of Chiffon Hijabs in Pakistan?
Chiffon is a gauze-like cloth that is known for its complete, floating, and glimmer nature, almost like tissue paper.
Transparent. Chiffon scarves have a sheer, transparent look, and when we hold it under a magnifying glass, its appearance is like a fine net or mesh.
Rough to touch. Since fabric of chiffon scarves is woven tightly with folds therefore it gives a rough feeling when you touch
Stretch. Chiffon is a stretchable material. Amount of stretch depends upon the kind of fiber artificial or natural used in making Chiffon for the particular Hijab. That is why you get various varieties of scarves made of chiffon
Strong. Chiffon Scarf is very rough and tough and has a long life with good color retention abilities
Glimmer. Surface of Chiffon fabric gives a glimmer depending on the type of fiber used. Silk fiber chiffon has more glimmer while cotton fiber chiffon is matte.
What are Pros and Cons of Using Chiffon Hijab ?
|Drapes Nicely. Chiffon has a beautiful fall that is why it is a fabric of choice for scarf. With drape it still maintains its original character which looks exquisite once designed||Difficult to Sew. Sewing process of Chiffon Hijabs is cumbersome and time taking because extreme care is required to sew these Hijabs. Also you need special needles to sew these scarves|
|Good at Holding Dye. Chiffon is easily dye able that’s why we can make Hijabs in various cool colors||Frays easily. You have to take extra care of your Scarf as it may become worn at the edge or snag.|
|Your Scarf may Lose its Shape with passage of time especially Chiffon fabric having Silk fiber. However scarves made from Chiffon fabric having Nylon or Polyester as fiber maintains its shape.|
Viscose was invented over a hundred years ago by artificially obtaining fibers of cellulose origin and after processing this fiber can either look like silk, wool, cotton or linen. Because of general perception that viscose is not natural certain people who are allergic to artificial fibers try to avoid viscose. We will try to clear this concept so that people avoiding this fiber can open up their choices while selecting Hijab made of Viscose.
Process of Manufacturing of Viscose Material for Scarves?
Viscose pulp is obtained from trees like eucalyptus, beech, pine, bamboo and sugar cane. After pulp collection from these natural sources the material undergoes various industrial processes using certain chemicals and dying and drying agents
At times, a few substances are added to viscose, like matting agents (to avoid glass gloss in the final product), dyes (for stable and bright color of final Cloth), modifiers and surfactants (for enhanced strength and longevity of product).
Pros and Cons of Using Viscose Material for Hijab in Pakistan
Depending upon the type of pulp used and the chemical process employed Viscose material which is finally obtained can be glossy or mat finished. This makes it suitable for making scarves for Hijab for various occasions. Few Pros and Cons of Viscose material are shown in below table
|Soft and nice to the touch||It catches wrinkles very easily|
|Warm in winter and cool in summer||Needs to be Shrinked before use otherwise fabric may shrink|
|Well-drapable||Care is required during washing, or high temperature environment|
|It absorbs twice more moisture than cotton|
|Highly durable when dry|
|Good at retaining body heat|
Comparison of Viscose Hijabs with scarves made of Silk and Lawn
Viscose. It is soft, airy, drape able and gives a glossy look however needs to be protected from water.
Lawn. It is also Soft, breathable, durable and enhanced benefit of being truly natural which means protection against allergens.
Silk. It is known for its outstanding thermal regulation, soft to touch for skin, antistatic properties, and strength. It is a chosen fabric when you want to use it as a Hijab for special occasions.
Silk is the most popular natural fabric which is produced acquiring cocoons made by Silkworms. Depending on applications Silk Fiber is either woven purely or mixed with artificial fibers to make various types of fabrics. Silk has been fabric of choice for designers throughout the world. Especially using a scarf made of Silk makes you look beautiful when attending family functions.
What makes Silk Hijabs so popular?
Uniqueness of Silk for Hijab is because of its amazing properties which it acquires through the weaving process it has been manufactured. To understand it importance and utility below table will help you a lot
Care involved in Stitching of Silk Scarves
Stitching of Silk needs a lot of care because of peculiar nature of this fabric. However if you take following measures then you can obtain a very fine product.
- As it is possible that Silk may shrink because of its weaving Staples therefore you need to steam your fabric before cutting it.
- Because of its slippery nature you need to use weights, rotary cutters and proper cutting boards
- Due to delicate nature of fabric pin holes looks like blemishes that is why extremely fine needles are used for sewing silk scarves.
- You need to used special scissors to cut Silk
- Always use pressing Cloth while pressing Silk as its direct exposure to iron may damage the fabric.
- It is better to use Laces on the edges because certain Silk types are not easy to Hem.
Do you Know how Satin is different from Silk?
For simple understanding keep this thing in mind that Silk is a natural material and is basically raw material which is weaved with other fibers to make Satin. In other words we can say Satin is made from silk fiber but you cannot make Silk from Satin as it is final product.
Satin is made through a specialized weaving technique which results in highly lustrous fabric.
Characteristics of Satin Fabric
Manufacturing of Satin is done by weaving together natural and artificial fibers in different ratios to produce Satin of different varieties. However basic characteristics of all Satins are same and enumerated below:
- All Satins have one side lustrous and one dull.
- Satin has a very smooth look and beautiful fall which makes its suitable as a princely fabric.
- Fabric is breathable and non-allergenic.
Pros and Cons of Using Satin as Hijab
|Satin is a multi-faceted fiber and has multiple uses.||
It is not easy to stitch Satin Hijab due to peculiar nature of fabric. Also you have to take extra measures to ensure your scarf does not slips down from your head.
|Because of it soft and smooth feeling it gives comfort to its user.||You cannot machine wash Satin Hijab|
|For people with allergies to synthetic fabrics Satin made with silk is a very good choice.||Since it is shiny from one side therefore it cannot be used from both sides.|
Types of Knit Fabrics
Knit Fabrics are broadly divided in two categories and each having its further sub categories. These are named as Weft Knits (Rib, Jersey, Interlock, Purl) and Warp Knits (Raschel, Milanese, Tricot).
Knit Fabrics are naturally stretchable however Weft Knits are more stretchable then Warp Knits.
Jersey Hijab Fabric Characteristics
Now a days Jersey is available in all sorts of mixes like cotton, silk, viscose and rayon. Jersy knitwear can be manufactured in light, medium and heavy weight qualities. You can give it any color and make it printed as well. Typical weaving mechanism makes it stretchable and comfortable to wear
Softness: Softness depends upon the type of material used
Durability It is extremely long life because of strength of material.
Wrinkle resistance It has very good wrinkle resistance capabilities because of stretchable nature of fabric
Drapability Heavy Jersey material has good drap however lighter materials tend to curl at edges
Versatility It is a versatile material with a wide range of utilities in Clothing applications.
How do we get Pashmina Material?
Pashmina fabric is a wool Cloth which is woven from goat wool. It is warm, light weight and comfortable to use. Due to its soft texture it is best material for Hijab in cold.
Other Types of Clothing made from Pashmina Fabric
Pashmina is used to produce several other Clothing items apart from Scarves like Shawls, suits, coats etc. This product is used both by men and women
What Makes Pashmina Luxury?
Since Pashmina Yarn is extremely fine and is available from remote areas therefore pure pashmina is considered as Luxury. However there are varieties available in market in which pure pashmina yarn is blended with other materials to produce low cost versions of pashmina fabric.
Characteristics of Genuine Pashmina Hijab?
- Original pashmina fabric contains denser threads along with down.
- When you want to test a pashmina scarf you put it on your palm. If your Skin is visible through it that means there is less amount of pashmina in it.
- If you stretch the fabric and release it then the original pashmina will get back to its initial shape
- As pashmina fiber is made from natural yarn taken from goat therefore it is difficult to dye. It means Darker Shades pashmina are mixed with other materials and original pashmina is mostly light in color.
- Pashmina is not lustrous rather it is mat. If you get a pashmina scarf which is shinny then it must have been a mixture of pashmina and silk or viscose or some other synthetic material.
- Pure Pashmina is expensive. If you are getting Pashmina in Low price then it is definitely a mixed variety and not original pashmina.