An Overview of Lawn Fabric

An Overview of Lawn Fabric
Sheikh Nurja
B.Sc. Engineer of Textile
Merchandiser of Buying House, Dhaka
E-mail: engineer.nurja@gmail.com
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Introduction
Nowadays Lawn is a very familiar term to us. Many of us prefer lawn fabric though it is so comfortable to wear containing great drapability. Mostly nowadays it is renowned for ladies wear.

Lawn
Lawn is a term which is derived from the word ‘LAON’ which is a city of France. Lawn is a plain weave fabric. Lawn was originally manufactured from linen. But now a days it is made from combed/blended (cotton+polyester) cotton.

Structure of Lawn
Generally Lawn is made from high count yarn. 60’s to upper counted yarn is mostly used for manufacturing of lawn fabric. Fabric construction of Lawn can be expressed as following-

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Warp count : 70
Weft count : 100
Ends per inch (EPI) : 80
Picks per inch (PPI) : 80
Picture 1: Photograph of lawn fabric (bird printed)
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Lawn fabric weaving plan


Characteristic Description of Lawn
  1. Lawn is a light weight plain weaved fabric.
  2. It is generally opaque and sheer cloth.\
  3. It is a fabric of characteristic in between voile and organdy. It is crisper than voile and less crisper than organdy.
  4. It is well-known for it’s semi transparency characteristics.
Classification of Lawn:
Lawn can be of:
  • White ( bleached)
  • Dyed
  • Printed
Uses of Lawn Fabric:
Lawn fabric is used in following sector:
  • Dresses
  • Blouses
  • Underwear
  • Nightwear
  • Shirting
  • Collar
  • Cuff
  • Lingerie
  • Baby wear
  • Handkerchiefs
Picture 2: Lawn dress.
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