What is a taffeta label?

Taffeta labels are created using polyester fabrics, and create a pixelated design on the labels. They have a shiny appearance and create a rustling sound when they move. Such clothing labels are a bit harsh on the skin, and you don’t want to put them in areas where the label will contact the skin directly.

What type of fabric is taffeta?

Taffeta labels are made of silk, polyester, or a blend of other synthetic fibers with a smooth and crisp texture. They make a unique rustling sound when they move, which is also how you can check if the label is truly made through the taffeta process.

What does taffeta material look like?

Taffeta is a smooth and shiny fabric with various patterns and colors. It provides a luxurious appearance, so it is often used to create high-end luxury fashion products. The fabric also has a stiffer drape compared to others and holds its shape well. Thus, many designers use this fabric to design ball gowns and wedding dresses.

Moreover, it also provides a shimmering effect once lights hit it.

How do you identify taffeta fabric?

With many different fake taffeta producers in the world, you need to be careful when identifying the right fabric. You can do that by looking at the subtle and shiny appearance of the fabric that reflects light. Moreover, the fabrics often hold their shape well and possess a ribbed/woven appearance.

The last part of identifying taffeta fabric is to perform a burn test. If the label is made of natural silk, it will burn and leave a smell of burnt hair but produce ash.

Is the taffeta waterproof?

Taffeta is made from natural silk fiber, so it is not waterproof. However, if you want to make it better, you can add some water-repelling agents to it and make it a bit waterproof.

How many types of taffeta are there?

Taffeta fabric is quite popular, and there are different versions based on its content, weave, etc.

The common types of taffeta fabric are as below

    • Silk Taffeta – Made out of silk, often seen in high-end fashion wear
    • Iridescent Tafetta – Two-toned fabric with a shimmering effect, used in unique occasion clothing
    • Crinkle Tafetta – Created with a crinkle appearance, often used in home décor items
    • Acetate Tafetta – Made from acetate, it is a cheaper version of taffeta used in evening gowns

What are taffeta’s advantages and disadvantages?

Advantages Disadvantages
Luxurious Appearance Wrinkles easily
Highly durable Not water-resistant
Easy to sew Quite Expensive


Which one is better, polyester or taffeta?

If you are looking for a fabric that provides a luxurious appearance, holds its shape well, costs more, and needs more care, you should choose taffeta. On the other hand, if you want a durable, water-repellent fabric that is easier on the pocket, you should try polyester.