Tulle Fabric

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Tulle is one of the most highly traded textiles in the world. China, Japan, India, Germany, and the U.S have been leading exporters of this fabric in recent years.  

What is Tulle Fabric 

Tulle is a fine, lightweight, netlike fabric made of natural or synthetic fibers and is often layered with other materials. Although tulle can be made from various fiber types, nylon is the most commonly used. 

 

The fabric comes in many colors, but the popular ones include yellow, purple, blue, white, black, and pink. 

History of Tulle Fabric 

There are reported sightings of tulle-like material in Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece. However, the origin of the fabric is linked to the city of Tulle, France, in the 18th century. 

 

Initially, the French made tulle by hand. The fabric became famous when it started being produced using machines in England in the early 19th century. 

 

This is because manufacturers managed to produce the fabric in large quantities with looms than when done by hand.   

 

One of the most notable uses of tulle in the early days was when Queen Victoria used it for her wedding dress in 1840. The event helped popularize the fabric, although it was initially used by the upper class before it became affordable to the public.  

Types of Tulle Fabric 

There are several types of tulle with varying characteristics, allowing the fabric to be used for diverse applications. Here are common types;

Tulle Illusion 

The fabric is extremely light and very transparent. This type captures light well, allowing it to reveal a beautiful glow. 

Micro Tulle 

This type is made from synthetic fibers and has tiny holes, making it suitable for making products such as mosquito nets. 

Cotton Tulle 

The fabric is made entirely from cotton. This type is not ideal for making wedding gowns and tutus since it absorbs moisture. 

Silk Tulle 

This type of tulle is made from pure silk. Silk tulle is the most delicate type and is also expensive. Different variations of this fabric are identified by their country of origin. They include:

  • French silk
  • English silk
  • Italian silk

Nylon Tulle 

This type is made using nylon fibers. The fabric maintains its shape better than cotton or silk tulle because it is less absorbent. 

Polyester Tulle

The fabric is made from polyester. Polyester tulle is stronger than cotton and silk tulle. 

Stretch Illusion 

Stretch illusion is a type of tulle that is blended with spandex to make it stretchable.

Glimmer Illusion 

As the name suggests, the fabric has a shiny look, which is why it is also known as sparkle illusion. 

Uses of Tulle Fabric 

  • Wedding gowns and veils
  • Evening gowns 
  • Dance costumes
  • Tutus
  • Linings
  • Overlays on dresses
  • Home decor- curtains and floral decorations 

Pros and Cons of Tulle Fabric 

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable to wear
  • Strong
  • Flexible
  • It does not block natural light when used for decorations 

Cons

  • Absorbs grease and odors
  • Catches debris and dirt easily 
  • Difficult to clean 
  • It is delicate and can easily tear
  • It’s strictly handwash or dry clean