Finish / Finishing
Finishing processes are applied to the fabric after it has been woven. The finishing has a lot to do in how a fabric feels both initially and throughout its lifespan. The finishing processes employed serve a number of purposes. They help to maintain the lustre and hand of the fabric, may reduce the amount of wrinkling, preserve the colour brightness and give the fabric a smooth, silky finish.
The finishing process is so important that some companies, like some of the world renowned mills in Italy, heavily guard their finishing secrets. They know that the proper weaving and finishing techniques, applied to the right kinds of yarn, are the key ingredients to producing the world’s best textiles.