Crepe-de-chine is one of the most basic plain weaves of silk fabric. While it was traditionally woven in Japan, most Habutai is today woven in China. It is normally a lining silk but can also be used for T-shirts, lampshades, summer blouses or very light lingerie. It is quite easy to dye and can be found in many stores.
Habotai is a lightweight, shimmering material once used mainly for making silk kimonos. It is sheer and often has an ivory color.