Menchijimi or Cotton Crepe

Menchijimi or cotton crepe is a divine fabric for summer fashions and decor. The shibos (crinkled effect) in cotton crepe is created by weaving high twist yarns in 20s – 100s. As the thread count goes higher, shibos get finer. At thread counts of 80 – 100s, shibos are so fine and the fabric so soft, they are suitable for making lovely summer dresses and nightwear. The puckered construction of cotton crepe helps skin breathe and keep cool during hot summers,  much similar to seersucker fabrics.

Menchijimi in 60s count.

Cotton Crepe in 60s count.

FabricTreasury stocks a fine selection of cotton crepes in counts of 20s – 100s.

An example of Menchijimi 20s.

An example of Menchijimi or Cotton Crepe 20s.

Cotton crepe curtains are quite useful in keeping summer’s heat out and letting light through. Team it up with bamboo blinds for instant summer glamour.

Summer Curtains at Anne George's home in Bangalore.

Cotton Crepe Summer Curtains

About Anne George

I am fascinated by fabrics - the whole story of how plants and other natural products is turned into lustrous yarn and the skill of a hand weaver to turn the yarn into beautiful ethereal fabrics. I also have a fabric shop on Etsy - http://fabrictreasury.etsy.com where I feature hand woven, natural fabrics.
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  1. Patricia Dunn says:

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