What is Burn-Out?

Burn-out, also known as devoré, is a fabric design technique that creates a pattern or design by selectively removing or burning away certain fibers from a blended fabric. It is typically done on fabrics that combine two different types of fibers, such as cellulose and synthetic fibers. The burn-out process involves applying a chemical paste or a heat source to the fabric, which dissolves or weakens the specific fiber component, leaving behind a semi-transparent or sheer pattern. Burn-out fabrics are often used in fashion and home decor for their unique and ethereal appearance.