Origin of The Fabric
The word boucle is derived from the language French which means “curled” or “ringed.” Boucle is referred to as a yarn, made from a series of looped fiber.. Wool is the most common fiber to undergo the technique, though cotton, linen, and silk have also been used for achieving a similar finish. The fabric works great from the maintenance point of view. It requires gentle washing with cold water because of its delicacy in handling. It is easily cleanable and a tight weave is less likely to allow dirt, dust, and liquid to penetrate.
Boucle’s origin traces back to the 1940s, when the renowned designer label, Coco Chanel launched the glorious “Boucle Jacket”. In the decade following Saarinen’s curled-up release in the 1940s, boucle fabrics spread cross-category, becoming a staple of fashion couture houses and of the mid-century furniture designers.