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So What is Cupro, Anyway?

Posted on October 30 2016

There's a new kid on the block, and his name is Cupro.  Not really, since cupro has been around since the late 19th century.  But it is definitely having a bit of a moment right now, you may have seen it around and wondered just what on earth it is.  I'm here to tell you and am convinced that it will be your new favorite fabric just like it is mine.

Cupro comes from the cotton plant but still manages to feel like silk.  After cotton goes through the ginning process, silky fibers are left behind that are then repurposed to create Cupro.  But make no mistake, this fabric feels nothing like cotton.  It almost feels like liquid on the skin but manages to not cling to the body, providing movement and ease.

 

 

Other than how incredibly soft but durable it is, my favorite quality is that it almost completely resists wrinkling.  I've tossed my Elliot Dress in a bag for a weekend trip and was shocked that it came out of my duffel completely wrinkle free.
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The Cupro used to make the Elliot Dress and Austin Tank is pretty unique itself.  It's deadstock fabric imported from Italy and was previously used by a couture brand over there.  I wish that I knew which one!  But I love knowing a little bit about the history of where my surplus fabric comes from.
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Check out the Elliot Dress and Austin Tank to see for yourself!  One touch of this awesome fabric and you'll be a total Cupro convert, I swear it.
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