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What is Tricot

The word "Tricot" is derived from the French language "Tricoter", which means "Knit." A Warp Knitting machine produces tricot fabric that provides an excellent wrinkle and snagging resistance.

Tricot Fabric is usually make sportswear because the fabric is breathable and doesn't build up a static charge.

It also doesn't cling to the body while providing comfort and support through 4-way stretching in crosswise and longwise directions which is good for any movements.


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Tricot Fabric surface is smooth, wrinkle-resistant and very durable. It can be used in various applications, including lingerie, women's clothing, sleepwear, sportswear and home textiles.

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The advantages

of Tricot Fabric


Denser than weft knitting


Superior snagging resistance

Good Shape-retaining

It is not misshapen like weft knitting

Easy to sew

Reduce the chance of fraying when the fabric is cut because of the curled edges


Soft and comfortable


Warp Knitting Technique is when loops are knitted continuously in a vertical direction, causing the knitting process much faster. Warp Knitting is different from knitting in the horizontal direction, called the Weft Knitting technique, in terms of structure.


Warp Knitting structure is also similar to the woven fabric, making it durable and good shape retention.


How about care and maintenance of

Tricot Fabric?

Caring for Tricot Fabric is not complicated. Tricot is soft, wrinkle-resistant and incredibly quick-drying. You don't have to worry about molds and moisture. Just leave it dry in the normal temperature room.

One of the best things about Tricot is its shape-retaining properties and snagging resistance. It's stronger than other knit fabrics.

What is the level of comfort and breathability of Tricot Fabric?

Tricot Fabric is breathable even if it's made of polyester. This is because of its structure. The little gaps between the threads let the air and moisture escape. Therefore, it is comfortable for everyday use and you can wear it as casual wear.

6 common types of
tricot fabric

  • 1.

  • Tricot Half

    As motioned above, Tricot uses a warp knitted method. It is characterized by fine, vertical wales on the surface and crosswise ribs on the back. Both sides are plain and smooth, which is suitable for laminating.This fabric is not flexible, so its shape remains the same after folding.

    The excellent recovery makes it in high demand in the apparel market. Tricot knit is usually used for sportswear and jackets.

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  • Tricot Brush

    Tricot Brush in the finishing process, the brushes or other abrading devices are utilized to raise the fiber into the fabric. Raising a nap produces a fuzzy or downy surface, which is why the Tricot brush has a softer feel. Typically, Tricot Brush Fabric is made of polyester fiber. It can blend with a natural fiber like cotton to produce special properties.

    Primarily Tricot Brush is generally manufactured for sportswear such as sweatpants, jackets, and tracksuits. It's sometimes applied to produce a bag lining. Moreover, it is used for sewn fabric dunnage. Tricot or napped fabric can be laminated to vinyl for reinforcement. However, some prefer it as plain fabric for tensile strength.

  • 3.

  • Tricot Satin

    Tricot Satin is very soft-touched and has a great smooth texture. When touching, it will give you gentleness and a delicate feeling like silk. Additionally, the distinguished qualifications of Tricot Satin are also wrinkle resistant and good drapability.

    Tricot Satin Fabric is mainly used for apparel, upholstery and sportswear with a luxury look. Some common uses for Tricot Satin Fabric include evening gowns, shirts, underwear and inner lining

  • 4.

  • Tricot Mesh

    Tricot Mesh is a fabric with a small porous all over. It comes with different weights and widths according to functional usage. The uniqueness of Tricot Mesh is its strength-to-weight ratio. Tricot Mesh can be a very lightweight yet remarkably soft touch, tear-resistant and breathable. It is very versatile and has multipurpose uses.

    In retail products, you will come across tricot mesh in apparel, mosquito nets, automotive interior and various types of linings, such as laundry bags, diving bags and sports bags.

  • 5.

  • Tricot Fancy

    Tricot Fancy is slightly different from other tricot fabrics because Tricot Fancy Fabric can be produced by using 2 or more different yarns. This means Tricot Fancy Fabric can have more than one pattern.

    Tricot Fancy is widely used in apparel such as shirts or uniforms. It is very soft with excellent recovery, breathability and durability.

  • 6.

  • Tricot Velvet

    Tricot Velvet is a one-side brushed fabric with a smooth nap and shiny appearance. The dense pile of evenly cut fibers makes it super soft, and sleek and gives an epitome of extravagance. Tricot Velvet has been a fixture of fashion design and home decor for years. Its luxury feeling and appearance make it an ideal textile for high fashion.

    In addition, it's popular for evening wear and dresses for special occasions. Tricot Velvet Fabric is made of polyester fiber and many people favor it because it costs less than silk velvet and more durable to be worn for daily clothes. Tricot Velvet is also engaged with home decor, where it's used as toys, upholstered furniture, curtains, pillows, etc.

If you are looking for Tricot Fabric, you are at the right place!
Jong Stit is the biggest home textile supplier and wholesaler in Thailand. We offer a wide range of fabrics, including our exclusive “Tricot Half”. Don’t hesitate to reach out. We’d be more than willing to assist with any inquiry.

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