What is a Prunelle Weave?

The name “Prunelle” was derived from the French word for plum. The weave was traditionally used for scholastic robes and clergymen’s gowns and these were often made in a plum colour. The fabric has a smooth surface and a heavier grade of this weave was formally used for shoe uppers.

The Prunelle weave is described as “warp facing” and this is because the warp yarns dominate the front (or face side) of the fabric.

For a very contemporary and refined look, Dormeuil’s pure worsted wool Prunelle weave (836.000 references) in the Exel bunch 803 is a must.


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