According to Prato based specialist processors Le Colombaie, flock is now the hottest finish for all types of fashion fabric from denim to cloths selling into the luxury evening wear market. "New techniques make it possible to flock on to surfaces as diverse as cotton/polyester, acrylics and viscose while the decoration itself can be adapted to give a variety of effects, from distressed, to gloss and sparkle," the company's experts explain.