Flocked decoration made from rayon viscose can now be safely applied to fine fabrics suitable for use by the lingerie trade, including cloths with a stretch content says Chris Kay Ltd. The company has just developed a new transfer printing process, which will be marketed as the Artflock system.

The completed applique motifs have a soft velvety handle and are thermally bonded either to a completed garment or the fabric from which it will subsequently be made.

Artflock's creators suggest that such trims will be particularly well suited to adorning seamless construction garments.

By Sonia Roberts.