This crisp chocolate brown Tencel twill fabric is unusual in a variety of ways. Inherent in any Tencel fabric is an unparalleled softness coupled with a graceful fall and a muted lustre. This fabric very definitely has the subtle lustre you’d expect for a cloth of its origin and quality. However it’s more structured, crisp fabric than the other Tencel twills we’ve been delighted to welcome into our collections. This one has more of the quality of a closely-woven suiting; we’d even go so far as to admit confusion with some of the finely-woven Italian wools we’ve seen.
The shade of brown here is what you’d expect to see upon unwrapping a bar of Galaxy milk chocolate. Smooth, true and luscious (not that we’d know from personal experience you understand…).
What kind of fabric is this?
Our chocolate brown Tencel twill fabric is a 100% Tencel fabric. It’s a medium weight dress fabric (220 gsm) or a lighter-weight suiting fabric with a closely-woven twill weave. That twill weave is only evident on the right side; the reverse has a flatter weave profile. It has very good opacity for its weight. Tencel fabrics are manufactured from plant-based cellulose using a closed-loop production method in which water is recycled and waste is kept to a minimum. They’re breathable fabrics and resist fading.
There’s no ease in this fabric except for a little give on the bias, so you’ll need to factor that into your garment choice and sizing. You’ll also need to pre-wash your fabric to ensure that any initial shrinkage is removed prior to cutting.
What does this fabric feel like?
This is a smooth, bouncing fabric; cool and soft to the touch and supremely comfortable next to the skin.
How does this fabric move?
This chocolate brown Tencel twill fabric is a lively cloth which falls and swings with character and which will also hold a little shape. You can see how it moves in this video.
NOTE: Our videos are intended to show the movement of a fabric. For accurate colour and pattern detail, please refer to our still images.
Will I need to line this fabric?
You won’t need to line a shirt, top or tunic made from this fabric, however a dress may require a bodice lining for structure depending on your pattern design. Unless you’re wearing it over bare legs, you may need a half-slip or lining to enable this fabric to move against your body.
What can I make with this fabric?
Our khaki Tencel twill fabric is a versatile fabric which we think will lend itself to tops, shaped dresses, semi-fitted or tailored trousers and jumpsuits too. We’re fans of the ‘Narcisse’ Pants from Deer & Doe; this is a fabric that will work well with the gentle fitting, wider leg and tailored detailing in these trousers.
100% Tencel. This is a FAIRTRADE fabric, manufactured to OEKO-TEX Standard 100; guaranteed free of toxins.
Machine wash separately at 30º or 40º
Machine wash at 30º or 40º.
See our Fabric care pages for more information.