Understanding the Term
A Greige fabric (also called “raw fabric”) refers to an unfinished material that comes out from a loom or knitting machine and that has neither been fully bleached nor dyed. Its natural colour and state makes it the ideal choice for a dyeing project.
The Greige fabric is typically woven from cotton or polyester, which gives it a grey or off-white colour.
The most common types of Greige fabrics are:
- Drill Greige
- Twill Greige
- Satin Greige
- Poplin Greige
Greige fabric is a term commonly used in the Apparel industry. Brand companies are usually required to make seasonal commitments of Greige fabric volumes to their material suppliers.
Most manufacturers purchase greige fabric in bulk to develop their own prints, colours and patterns.
Greige fabrics are processed to created Ready for Dyeing (RFD) fabrics.