Our materials

Our materials

At Zazuta Crafts we believe in creating the best products possible by sourcing all our fabrics, packaging and materials as sustainably as possible.

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Also known as Velveto, velveteen

Velvet is made with vertical yarn, and velveteen is made with horizontal yarn, but otherwise, these two textiles are made with largely the same processes. Velveteen, however, is often mixed with normal cotton yarn, which reduces its quality and changes its texture.

They are both multi-layered fabric with dense piles that are soft to the touch and the threads in velvet fabric are always bunched closely together.

Recommended care: Hand wash or cold wash.


Also known as Brocade, damask, matelassé

Jacquard fabric is a type of fabric woven on a Jacquard loom. Fabrics woven with this type of loom feature complex patterns woven directly into the fabric.

Jacquard is also a relatively durable and heavyweight fabric, and it’s possible to accentuate these attributes by weaving jacquard using wool or other durable materials.

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The satin weave creates a fabric that is shiny, soft, and elastic with a beautiful drape. Satin fabric is characterized by a soft, lustrous surface on one side, with a duller surface on the other side. This is a result of the satin weaving technique, and there are many variations on what defines a satin weave.

Vintage Silk

Silk is a natural fiber produced by silk worms as a material for their nests and cocoons. Silk is known for its shine and softness as a material. 

Vintage trims

Wooden products

These beautiful wooden stamps are hand carved. They have been used for thousands of years, dating back to the Mohenjodaro civilisation.

Hand carved out of wooden slabs, they bring life to fabrics. It is an ancient tradition and a valuable handicraft from India.

Products with mirrors

Many of our products like Sari borders and tassles incorporate mirrors in their design. Mirrors were cut in geometric shapes and added to fabrics and trims to create a 'glittery' effect.

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Acrylic looks like glass but is plastic. A lot of our tassels include acrylic beads and some of our trims have acrylic embellishments.

Acrylic is any compound that includes acrylic acid or related compounds called acrylates.


Also known as Burlap, hessian cloth, gunny cloth

Jute fabric is a type of textile fiber made from the jute plant.Jute plants grow to be over 10 feet high, and the fibers derived from these plants are harvested in a single long string. Therefore, jute fibers are among the longest natural textile fibers in the world.

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Cotton Poly

Polyester is a synthetic material, while cotton comes from a naturally grown plant. When combining the two materials for an article of clothing, there are several benefits. Cotton is a very soft material that provides good moisture absorption, while polyester is a more durable material that when combined with cotton, allows for the production of more durable clothes, linens, undergarments and other industrial fabrics.

One of the most common combinations of the two materials used is 51 percent cotton and 49 percent polyester.


A brief history...

the word sequin is derived from the Arabic word sikka, which stands for “coin.”

Sewing these discs—usually made of gold or other precious metals—onto clothing worked as a status symbol, and in some cases, they doubled as actual coins for trading.

In Egypt, India, and Peru, they were also considered capable of warding off evil spirits.

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Foil work

Sometimes, using mirrors in fabrics and trims can make the product heavy and a bit more expensive.

In this case, foil is used to give the same effect. Many of our trims have foil instead of mirrors.

Net Fabric

Net was used mostly by women in the court (India) and as they gave away more and more of their belongings (as it was a custom to refrain from repeating garments), this style filtered into the sartorial choices of the common folk as well. 

When creating this fabric, the yarns of thread are looped, knotted or fused only at their intersections. This helps create open spaces between the yarns. This is how net fabric gets its light, gauzy look.


Beads, rhinestones & feathers

These days, many trims and fabrics use more 'modern' embellishments such as beads, rhinestones and feathers. A lot of our products use all three in varying degrees. A guide on how to care for them, can be found in the footer section, under 'care instructions'.

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