Types of Sarees and Fabrics. All You Need to Know Before Buying Wholesale Sarees in Surat

The saree or sari is a traditional dress or piece of clothing worn by Indian women. The types of sarees worn in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Nepal differ based on ethnicity, styles of draping, and material used for fabrics. It can be observed that there are more than a dozen types of saree draping styles. These styles may change according to the country and origin. Wholesale sarees in surat.

Sarees in India are considered wearable assets that are passed on to generations. The quality of sarees depends on the amount of crafting done over them. Embroidery and printing are two ways to decorate a saree. In India, there are quite a lot of places where one can purchase sarees of various designs, traditional or trendy, of high quality. Some of these places are wholesale markets in Surat, Lucknow, Andhra Pradesh, and Rajasthan.

 Wholesale sarees in Surat are prepared by skilled and trained personnel and are famous for their high quality and long-lasting fabric. The specialty of manufacturing wholesale saree in Surat is the hand-woven and hand embroidered fabric. Hand-weaving gives the fabric its genuine look and quality. One of the advantages of wholesale purchasing is cost-effectiveness and the second is time-saving. With the best design and variety of fabric, it is easy for the consumer to choose their perfect match. 

To purchase wholesale sarees in Surat one need not visit the markets in person. With the availability of online shopping websites, it is now easy to order the best designer sarees and get them delivered to the doorstep. 

Saree is a versatile piece of clothing that women prefer to wear daily or on special occasions. Another usefulness of the sarees is that they provide genuineness and composure in official places. Many governmental organizations prefer the saree as a uniform for women, to enhance their earnestness.

In India, every state has its draping style. Some of the famous draping styles are:

  • Seedha pallu style of Gujarat
  • Nivi style of Andra Pradesh
  • Madisar saree style of Tamil Nadu
  • Mekhela Chador of Assam
  • Atpoure saree style of West Bengal
  • Gochi Kattu of Telangana
  • Nauvari style of Maharashtra
  • Coorgi style of Karnataka 
  • Namboothiri style of Kerela

These vibrant varieties of clothing are available in India at some of the famous wholesale markets at very feasible prices. Surat, one of the biggest and most famous cities of Gujarat hails as the hub for the world’s largest diamond manufacturers. It is also known as the silk city of India, as it is the largest wholesaler of silk fabric material. Some of the biggest wholesale textile markets in Surat treat their customers with different types of sarees, made from cotton, polyester, georgette, viscose, and other synthetic materials.   

Types of wholesale saree in Surat:

  • Cotton Saree 

Cotton is one of the most commonly and abundantly used fabric materials. Cotton is a very aery material, perfect for summer use. draping is easy and elegant for family functions and formal meetings. Pure cotton can absorb sweat and heat to provide cooling in harsh summers. Apart from comfortability, the quality of the fabric is long-lasting.

  • Silk:

Silk is a very versatile material that is used for saree material as it has many benefits because of a natural anti-fungal element. Silk can provide the sober and yet ravishing look for any wedding or other ceremonies. 

Silk is an affordable material that suits every weather condition. Silk is a comfortable material for bad skin conditions. The durability of the material makes it last longer than most synthetic materials.

Synthetic material

  • Georgette saree

Georgette fabric is a derivative of silk material that is cheaper compared to silk. Georgette has different types such as Jacquard, embroidered, and satin. Georgette is available in a wide range of colors and prints, most notably floral or botanical prints. It has high absorbency and is an all-weather fabric with a quick drying ability 

  • Banarasi saree 

The attractive brocade embroidery made in Varanasi makes the Banarasi sarees attractive. The brocade designs are of gold and silver color enhancing the elegance of the saree. The best banarasi sarees are made from high-quality pure silk. Banarasi saree is best for the rich look as it has it appears shiny due to the material.  

  • Chanderi saree

Chanderi saree is a mixture of silk and cotton. The cotton is embroidered with silk and golden yarn that provides it shiny or shimmery look. A chanderi saree contains motifs that are hand woven onto the saree to increase the richness of the design. The beauty of the chanderi saree is visible in the rich traditional designs of coins, floral and botanical art, or modern geometrics hand woven over the fabric.

  • Chiffon and Net saree

Chiffon and Net saree are one of the most radiant-looking saree fabrics that are transparent in appearance along with the motifs. The border of the net saree is woven with a decorative piece of motifs and ribbons that complement the ethnic look. The net sarees are best suited for summers due to the aery fabric material. It is also the perfect trendy-looking party wear that can make a person look charming in all senses.

  • Kanjeevaram saree 

The kanjeevaram or Kanchipuram saree fetches its name from the [lace where it originated from i.e Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu. The specialty of this fabric is that it is the most durable fabric material. The weaving involves three silk yarns twisted along with the silver yarn to give the shiny appearance and durability. The quality of kanjeevaram sarees makes them expensive and suitable for special occasions

  • Linen saree

Linen is an all-weather wearable material that is naturally thicker than cotton. The linen has less thread count than the cotton and has creases that add to the beauty of the saree. The fabric of linen is loosely woven to improve the strength of the production fabrics. The creases in the fabric can be removed using ironing after wetting the material.

  • Jamdani saree 

Jamdani saree which has its origin in West Bengal is one of the most expensive as it is hand woven and time-consuming. Jamdani sarees are recognized as intangible world heritage by UNESCO. Jamdani sarees are best suited for occasions, and parties. jamdani sarees are also suitable to be worn in summer.

  • Kota silk

Kota silk or Kota doriya fabric is woven with a square pattern made of pure cotton and silk material. The checkered pattern makes the saree elegant looking. The Kota doriya fabric was earlier known as Kota masuriya as the weavers Mysore weaved the fabric using yarn from Kota.

  • Artificial silk

Rayon is artificial silk. Made from wood pulp this fabric appears like silk and has similar properties. The shiny appearance of artificial silk is indistinguishable from original silk. Less labor and expertise are required for rayon and thus reduced labor cost. This fabric is easy to maintain, cheap, and quick to dry. 

  • Khadi 

Kadi is a fabric made from 50% cotton and 50% silk. This fabric needs dry cleaning along with starching to maintain its crisp look. The khadi material can be used in all weather conditions. It does not cause any skin allergies or irritation.

  • Viscose 

Viscose rayon is a derivative that does not trap body heat and leads to cooling in summer. Strong and durable, therefore it lasts longer than other fabrics. It is expensive, retains color, and is very smooth. All these qualities make it suitable as a versatile material for wearing.

Types of Embroidery on fabrics 

 Embroidery is the art of decorating a piece of fabric with different kinds of threads and yarns. The threads are used to weave peculiar designs on the sarees that are alluring to the consumer. The beauty of embroidery is dependent or based on the texture and design of fabric and the material used for embroidery.

The yarn of different threads is used to make embroidery over a saree. These threads can be of similar or complementary colors, that blend in with the design to produce floral prints or different geometric shapes. Some traditional sarees may have embroidery with golden thread only over the borders, or all over the fabric. On the other hand, some high-end sarees may have both all-over embroidery and border embroidery. 

Although the embroidery can be made using machines, hand-made embroideries add the quality of craftsmanship to the fabric. Threads like pearl cotton, rayon floss, Metallic threads, wools, tapestry yarn, and silk thread are used to make different types of embroideries like:

· Lucknow’s Chikan embroidery

· Iranian zardozi embroidery

· Andhra Pradesh’s Aari embroidery

· Rajasthan’s Banjara embroidery

· Rajasthan’s Gota embroidery

· West Bengal’s Kantha embroidery

· Punjab’s Phulkari embroidery

· Gujarat’s shisha embroidery

· Tamil Nadu’s Toda embroidery

· Kashmir’s Kashida embroidery

Other than embroidery, decoration of fabric can be done by printing over the fabric using different methods. Printing over the fabric is a kind of transferring of patterns from rubber or wood stamp employed by the wholesale textile producers. 

With the advent of online shopping of products, customers are benefitted by websites like Indian Textile House  where people can ask for samples and order their products online or through whatsapp. They can also pre-order their desired embroidery on fabric and saree.