The name of the fabric, of French origin, initially indicated a lightweight and fine wool fabric exclusively designed for the Pope and manufactured in the Papal city of Avignon.
Today it refers to an extreme compact and fine textile, among the most valuable in the market, used to produce high-level garments, as shirts, jackets and summer trenches.
The plain weave of the textile is realized by thin warp yarns that double the number of weft yarn, creating a light horizontal line.
The fabric is made of different materials: silk, wool, polyester fibers, but the best known is the mercerized cotton, a textile finishing that gives the yarn a bright aspect and makes it resistant to wear. Thanks to this features, the Poplin textile is the main fabric for men’s shirt production.
The characteristics of firmness and compactness, on one hand, and brightness and lightness on the other, make the fabric perfect for formal shirt production, in vivid and brilliant or in plain colours, suitable for every season of the year.