Menchijimi or cotton crepe is a divine fabric for summer fashions and decor. The shibos (crinkled effect) in cotton crepe is created by weaving high twist yarns in 20s – 100s. As the thread count goes higher, shibos get finer. At thread counts of 80 – 100s, shibos are so fine and the fabric so soft, they are suitable for making lovely summer dresses and nightwear. The puckered construction of cotton crepe helps skin breathe and keep cool during hot summers, much similar to seersucker fabrics.
FabricTreasury stocks a fine selection of cotton crepes in counts of 20s – 100s.
Cotton crepe curtains are quite useful in keeping summer’s heat out and letting light through. Team it up with bamboo blinds for instant summer glamour.