French Terry Knit Fabric

What is French Terry? 

One of my favorite fabrics is French Terry which is so versatile for many seasons! We will get into that in a little bit. First let’s dig into some of the unique characteristics French Terry offers and when it first made its appearance in the fashion world. French terry originally popped up in the 1980’s. Therefore I bet even if you are unsure of its name you have or have had french terry once in your closet! It’s a knit fabric with small loops on one side and a smooth surface on the other. French terry is used for many daily uses but its most common uses are items such as sweatpants and sweatshirts. It is heavier than a T- shirt but lighter than most winter sweaters. Making it a great item to either use by itself or as a top layer over a base fabric to make for easy removal if you get hot! It is moderately absorbent, moisture-wicking. This gives it the ability to absorb sweat on the body but not as absorbent as a towel such as a terry cloth fabric. Whereas french terry is best for casual clothes such as running errands, lounging at home, cozy sweaters for cool and cozy days, it could be used in the right setting of gym attire. Since it is a little absorbent it can be a good item to use after the gym to soak up sweat when you are cooling off with its moisture-wicking properties.