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History of tulle

Tulle takes its name from the city of Tulle. In this area, in around 1700, the French began to knit a fabric with hexagonal meshes, similar to a honeycomb.

But even the ancient Greeks wore capes made of transparent veil and veils fashioned to the garment with an orange-blossom arrangement.

In 1840 Queen Victoria wore a candid, filmy tulle wedding gown and ever since the fabric has been synonymous with wedding attire.

In the late XIX century, the high society tailor Frederic Worth launched the fashion of the veiled hat .
Tulle was later used in ballet costumes creating the famous tutu made up of layers and layers of gauzy tulle.

In the early 1900’s tulle was used to adorn evening gowns, lingerie and curtains. Gowns made of chiffon, printed organdy and tulle are the utmost in elegance.

At weddings tulle began to be used in the bride’s bouquet and in bombonières and wedding momentos.

Another ceremony where veils abound is the baptism and bows families often put large tulle bows on their doors to announce the birth of a child.
At Easter tulle transforms chocolate Easter eggs into multi-colored, vaporous confections.

Given that it can create an interplay of surprise and mystery, tulle plays a staring role at Mardigras.

Today tulle is made of silk, cotton, wool, polyamide, polyester and lurex.
And from the traditional white, black and red we now have a vast range of colors to stimulate the creative processes of the most innovative high fashion designers…


 

History of tulle

Natural fibers

  • Silk
  • Cotton
  • Viscose
  • Wool

Synthetic fibers

  • Polyamide
  • Polyester
  • Lurex