Our Fabrics

Our scarves are made from the finest fabrics and are carefully crafted with attention to every detail. We use a variety of fabrics to create the perfect Marquerink scarf for you. Below you will find an overview of the materials we use.

Silk Satin

Silk Satin is one of the most noble and luxurious type of silk fabric you can find. We appreciate Silk Satin for its smoothness and characteristic shine. It is a flatteringly fluid fabric and drapes very well. This fabric is dense with high thread count, can be lightweight, medium and heavyweight, firm, but delicate. One side of Satin silk cloth has a lustrous sheen, it’s very shiny and smooth, and the other side is matte.

Satin is essentially the name of a weave and is not the name given to a specific raw material. Satin has a shine to the fabric that is created during the weaving process. The process is achieved by floating the warp threads above the other fibers to create the shiny and seemingly seamless smooth surface of the fabric.

Silk satin certainly feels as good as it looks. It is preferred over satins made from synthetic fibers largely because of the feel of the material. Satin made entirely from silk doesn't attract static electricity, and it breathes as fabrics made from natural fibers do. Silks made from polyester cling and get quite hot. Silk fabrics also have richer colors than synthetic fibers.

Silk Chiffon

Chiffon means cloth, or rag in French. Silk chiffon has been available since the 1700s throughout Europe, and was generally used to symbolize wealth and social standing. It’s a transparent, translucent fabric, or gauze to shimmer through. The lightweight, balanced plain-woven sheer fabric is woven of alternate S- and Z-twist crepe (high-twist) yarns. The twist in the crepe yarns puckers the fabric slightly in both directions after weaving, giving it some stretch and a slightly rough feel. Under a magnifying glass chiffon resembles a fine net or mesh which gives it some transparency. Chiffon has a velvety sheen due to the way the silk filaments reflect light, but it’s not particularly shiny.

The inherent brilliance of this fabric is due to the triangular shape of each fiber that refracts light in many directions.

Crepe de Chine

Crepe de Chine is a lightweight, soft, and subtly textured fabric. "Crepe de Chine" translates from French as "Crepe of China" it's most recognized by its visible and touchable texture. The fabric is very durable and moderately easy to sew. It's a perfect fabric for warm-weather garments, as the silk fibers have a natural absorbency and the slightly gauzy nature makes it very breathable. Tight crepe yarns give this fabric its soft but slightly pebbly texture. It’s very light and has a soft drape.

Crepe de Chine is made with S and Z highly twisted filament yarns alternating in the weft and with a normally twisted filament warp. The matte surface and pebbled texture of this graceful fabric reflect individual pinpoints of light, giving it wonderful chromatic depth and striking eye-appeal. This luxurious silk has the additional virtues of great durability and excellent wrinkle resistance.