Brocade is a woven fabric with raised floral and patterned designs that emphasise the surface contrast and colours. Brocade is a popular material for men’s and women’s formalwear, such as waistcoats or suit linings, as well as longer garments in some Asian cultures.
Both damask and brocade are patterns of woven fabrics on jacquard looms. Damask usually have a natural sheen to them as the designs include silk or satin threads, while brocade often includes metallic silver and gold threads for a shiny appearance.
In addition to being a popular material for formal men and women’s clothing, brocade is a fantastic and durable upholstery fabric. Often used for chaise-lounges, accent chairs and curtains - live like a king with beautiful brocade furnishings!