India is a country renowned globally for its rich textiles. Since the Mughal era, we have been producing beautiful fabrics, most of them handcrafted with a lot of love and attention to detail. The popularity of Indian fabrics has continued to grow over time and our silks, cottons, pashmina, velvets, etc. are much sought after even now. Coming to the current context, here is our list of top 5 most popular fabrics made in India that you must have in your wardrobe this festive season.
The very mention of this fabric brings about images of royalty to one's mind. Typecast by its luxury pattern and elegant appeal, velvet represents class and sophistication. The fabric, has been traditionally crafted out of silk threads and became a favorite in the 19th century, when there was a scarcity of conventional silk yarns. Eventually, this luxe fabric passed on to the common man from the upscale users and is believed to be one of the most luxurious fabrics that has ever existed in history. Its rich aesthetic appeal, which used to fascinate rulers and monarchs continues to intrigue the fashion designers. Velvet sarees, lehengas and velvet suits are extremely popular on formal occasions such as weddings and festivities in India, especially during winters.
Brocade is another very luxurious fabric that is ornate shuttle-woven, crafted with colorful threads silk, cotton, polyester, and sometimes with gold and silver threads. It's a typically heavy fabric used not just to make clothing but also upholstery, curtains, covers, etc. It gained prominence under King Akbar's era and spread to other parts of India such as Gujrat, Benaras etc. Brocade lehengas are made into most exquisite wedding lehengas for and festive wear lehengas. Brocade blouses with sarees, brocade angrakha style suits etc are also much sought after.
Linen is one of the oldest fabrics and is known for its sturdiness and the fact that it’s very absorbent. Linen is made from flax seeds and is slightly hard to manufacture. This is why the process is expensive and the fabric is considered more elite than other fabrics. Although linen tends to wrinkle very easily, it’s a very popular choice of fabric for sarees and suits. Linen kurtas and sarees look very elegant and the colors are mostly pastels. As linen has a very rough, natural look to it, it is always more aesthetically pleasing to pair this fabric with simple minimalistic accessories, such as wooden jewelry.
GEORGETTEGeorgette is definitely one of the most popular fabrics for Indian occasion wear. It’s a soft, flowy fabric made out of silk or rayon threads and owing to its fluidness, it takes the body’s form beautifully. Georgette lehengas are extremely sought after as they can be embellished heavily or demurely depending on the occasion. Georgettes happen to be very versatile in terms of colours, surface embellishments, prints and hence remain a much wanted choice for sarees , lehengas and suits. Georgette sarees are very much in vogue now days as they give a very festive vibe.
Silk is almost synonymous with festivities in India. There are so many varieties of silk in India that you could lose count. There is Art Silk, Matka silk, Banarasi , Kota, Kanjeevaram, Raw silk, Tussar Silk, Jamawar, Bhagalpuri and so on. The one thing that definitely is common to them all is the fact that silks look extremely classy all the time. Silk lehengas look ethereal even without much embroidery on them. They are often considered heirloom mainly because of their timeless appeal and great value. Silk sarees although are traditional attires, one can drape them innovatively or wear them with stylish blouses for a more trendy look. Bhagalpuri Silk sarees are one of the most incredible options in silk that look great during festivities.
All these popular fabrics are available on PEACHMODE. Whether you are looking for sarees online, lehenga or a suit, we offer an extensive collection for all your needs.