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Cotton fabric with a puckered stripe texture caused by a chemical treatment (with sodium hydroxide) is called plissé. The chemical is applied in stripes which causes the fabric in those areas to shrink, leaving the remaining area puckered. The puckered stripes usually follow the warp of the fabric. The appearance is much like seersucker.

The term plissé (French for “pleated”) is often applied to chemically-puckered manufactured fabrics as well.

Uses: Summery shirts, sportswear, children’s clothing, nightgowns

See also:
Cotton crepe

Cotton plissé
Nylon plissé