A soft, lightweight, plain weave, taffeta-like textile. Faille has a flat cross-grain rib made by using slightly heavier yarn in the filling than in the warp. The fine, lustrous fabric is made from one or more of the following fibers: silk, rayon, cotton, wool, or synthetic fibers.
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