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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

See also:
Burn-out velvet
Dévoré velvet
Façonné velvet

Burn-out fabric