Taffeta fabric whether it";s made from silk or polyester is ideal for home decor, making perfect curtains. This fabric stands out due to its sturdy hand and classic shimmery surface finish. Made using a plain weave, taffeta fabric comes in a range of different finishes, from crushed and patterned to iridescent and embroidery fabric explore our selection of taffeta fabrics online. The original name relates to a weave that places the thin warp threads close together and inserts a slightly thicker weft thread. This produces a ribbed structure, which also provides the fabric with its typical shape. Today, taffeta is mainly made using a plain weave, and it receives its look and sturdiness from the fabric and its finish. The outer layer, taffeta may consist of silk (silk taffeta) as well as artificial fibres (e.g. nylon, polyester, viscose) and or a mixture of these. Taffeta is available unicoloured as well as in printed and embroidered variations for a really defined fabric look. Taffeta may also feature varying surface textures, e.g. with a moireé fabric effect or crushed, which refers to bunched or folded textured taffeta. Woven jacquard fabric patterns are more seldom.