Gabardine - superfunctional tissue
One of the most popular materials today - gabardine - was not an invention of high fashion, it was created for farmers. It was invented by Thomas Burberry to protect rural workers from bad weather. It's funny that now gabardine fabric is used for sewing trousers, skirts, suits. It is used in the design of places of public catering as a fabric for curtains, tablecloths. Some sewing enterprises make out of gabardine clothing for health workers, law enforcement officers and many others. Of course, gabardine is a fabric that can be made of fibers of a very different origin. Initially, it was conceived as a cotton and wool material, natural. However, many fabrics from Italy and other leading manufacturers come with the addition of synthetic fibers, for example polyester.
This makes the fabric unbreakable, elastic, strong. In addition, synthetic fibers give the fabric a characteristic luster. Now gabardine is popular as a completely synthetic type, and mixed (wool plus polyester additives). Calling this or that fabric gabardine, we are talking about the characteristic weaving of fibers and special water-repellent impregnation. Weaving is called twill and is considered one of the most durable.
Its characteristic feature is a smooth underside and a diagonal hem on the front side. This type of weaving was invented by the creator of gabardine. Thomas Burberry decided to name the new material "gabardine" by the name of the medieval royal robes. Since the invented gabardine fabric is very strong, it was used to sew warm clothes for polar explorers from the Amundsen expedition back in 1911!
Later, the military in the fields of the First World War fought in the form of gabardine. This is the merit of Burberry, who brought this material to the world level. He was recognized as one of the waterproof materials. The modern color of gabardine is presented in many shades, but in the past it was produced mainly in blue, gray and orange.
The assortment of gabardine in fabric stores surprises the buyer, since it is presented not only in different colors, of different thicknesses, but also of different quality.
At the present stage of the development of the production of materials, gabardine is a fabric from which it is possible to sew a warm coat, light suit, inflated cloak, overalls, and decorate and decorate the room for a festive event. Gabardine made from natural fibers costs more than synthetic fiber, this factor forms the final price for finished products. How can I take care of products made of gabardine? Since gabardine is a fabric that can be made from natural fibers, the choice of the washing and drying regime depends on this. Wool gabardine is dry cleaned or hand washed from the wrong side. Natural drying is recommended. As for the fabric, completely made of synthetic fibers, it can wear off in the machine, but at a temperature of less than 40 degrees. When ironing gabardine, gauze should be used so that the fibers on the front do not shine.