the charm of poplin cotton
Every fabric has its own charm. Poplin cotton is favoured for its strong, durable nature but yet soft, lustrous surface; the subtle sheen adds a touch of luxury, allowing you to wear it in both casual and formal situations. It is characterised by its distinctive ribbed texture and tightly closed weave; which gives the fabric the lustre that we all love. Read on to discover all our brands that offer poplin cotton and learn about the characteristics and benefits of wearing poplin cotton.
What is poplin and where does it come from?
Poplin is a tight weaving technique that creates a smooth, thin and lustrous fabric. Poplin cotton is a quality that is similar to cotton, however slightly finer woven. The fabric has a strong, delicate character and is very suitable to wear in tropical temperatures.
Poplin cotton finds its origin in the 15th century in France. Back then it was mainly woven from silk and cotton, but wool was also popular during the winter months. Poplin has not always been used for clothing; in the past this fabric structure was also used to make exclusive furniture. Nowadays, in addition to clothing, the fabric is used for luxury sheets and bedding.
Poplin cotton has a strong, delicate character and is very suitable to wear in tropical temperatures.
Casual and formal
The strong character of poplin, combined with its soft lustrous surface, makes it the ultimate material to wear in both casual and formal situations. The fabric is primarily made from 100% real cotton, making it lightweight while keeping its strength. It is specially woven with two yarns of the same thickness in a tightly woven flat weave fabric; this results in a thin, simultaneously sturdy quality that will not crease easily. These unique properties have helped to make poplin cotton a comfortable but stylish fabric for all manner of clothing, from shirts and skirts to trousers and jackets.
The strong character of poplin, combined with its soft lustrous surface, makes it the ultimate material to wear in both casual and formal situations.
The luxurious quality gives this natural fabric an elegant touch and will add a beautiful sheen to any outfit. To create a chic and business appropriate look; wear a poplin cotton shirt with a blazer and trousers or with midi skirt and heels. If you are looking for a more casual feel, combine with jeans and sneakers for a modern, yet playful ensemble.
Poplin cotton at Pauw Amsterdam
Poplin cotton is well represented within the Pauw Amsterdam collections; from a wide range of shirts from our own Pauw collection and dresses from Odeeh to the designs by Sofie D’Hoore. The line of the creative brand Odeeh consists of lightweight trousers, summery dresses and shirts; the collection by the Belgium designer Sofie D'Hoore is known for its oversized designs in smooth, sturdy cotton, which creates a beautiful shape (read the interview we did with her here); the Italian brand Aspesi designs timeless and sophisticated pieces; and in addition, our own brand Pauw represents a timeless collection of shirts, all crafted in high-quality poplin cotton.