Pakiatn is recognized as the of ware house of textiles,it produces every kind of fabrics from silk to cotton. Fabric in Pakistan has a rich variety and best quality. When we talked about national dress of Pakistani women, there comes shalwar kameez with lots of styles and designs.
The fabrics mostly use in shalwar kameez is Cotton, lawn, Swiss lawn, linen, khudder, Chiffon, Georgette, Velvet, Silk, Satin, Crepe and Synthetic. Every fabric has its own significance and gives a new touch to salwar kameez in a different way. All these fabrics are unique in style and usage.
The fabrics widely used in Pakistani women’s dresses are available in a wide range of colors and designs.
Silk is reputed as the symbol of wealth and pride and luxury. It is most commonly used in party wear and wedding dresses. Silk is among the oldest textile fibers in human use. Silk shalwar kamees is loved to use in wedding and formal celebrations.
Cotton is the pride of Pakistani textile industry. Finest Pakistani cotton is being export worldwide and is liked in almost all countries. Cotton is made from a natural vegetable fiber of great economic importance. This fine quality cotton is used as a raw material for cloth. There are various types of Cotton fabric such as Pure Cotton, Khadi Cotton, Mix Cotton, South Cotton, Crush Cotton etc.
Chiffon is a light, thin and see through fabric of silk, nylon, etc. it is very lightweight, pure, transparent, made with very fine, firmly warped yarns. A variety of chiffon shalwar kameez , stitched or un-stitched is available with remarkable hand and machine embroidery and other fancy work for party wear. The tightly twisted yarns could be either in the filling or the warp or both. Despite of its flimsy and delicate look, it is very strong in use.
Georgette has acquired an admired position. It is a very elegant and stylish fabric and also very light in weight, thus easy to carry, comfy to wear and easy to wash even in machine. It is made by a combination of silk thread. georgette is also used in casual wear shalwar suit
Lawn is the finest soft and thin fabric used in summer season. This is very fine and cool kind of cotton. Lawn is used to make casual and party wear dresses in summer season. Gul Ahmed is big name in the field of lawn and cotton. Lawn shalwar kameez is very rich and comfortable in daily use.
Khudder is another type of fabrics and abundantly used in making of shalwar kameez in Pakistan. Khudder is used to prepare the shalwar kameez of both men and women. Even men use to wear khudder kurtas with Jeans and cotton pants and trousers.
Jamawar is fancy fabrics only used in wedding dresses and party wear. This fabric has a bit hardness in it and most of the saarie’s and lehnhga’s are prepared with jamawar. Jamawar is aso ue=sed to make shalwar kameez and dopatta is used in organza.