Burn-out (burned-out, burnt-out) fabric is woven of more than one fiber type, then printed with a chemical that will destroy the surface fiber, leaving the ground intact. The result is a fabric patterned with a distinct surface and ground. The ground is usually sheer.
Velvet is probably the most common type of burn-out fabric. Dévoré (literally “devoured”) velvet is synonymous.
Uses: Evening wear, bridal, scarves
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