Habutai means soft as down in Japanese. It was originally hand woven of single warp yarns and filling yarns of hand-reeled silk, which made it slightly irregular. Habutai is usually a natural, ecru color, and is known to wrinkle less than other fabrics. Habutai is a soft, graceful drape that is easy to cut and sew which requires a gentle touch. Best for: Semi-fitted, loose-fitting styles of Dresses, Blouses, and lightweight Jacket.
Habutai, a soft, lightweight silk fabric, is heavier than China silk.
Smooth soft plain weave silk. Often referred to as China silk.
A lightweight Japanese silk fabric. Sometimes referred to as Jap cloth.
A Japanese word meaning as moothlight weight faibric woven from net silk yarn in a plain weave. Originally used for lining kimonos.
Habutai is one of the most basic plain weaves. Whilst it was traditionally woven in Japan, most Habutai or Habotai is today woven in China. It is normally a lining Silk but can also be used for T-shirts, lampshades, summer blouses or very light lingerie.