Brocade is an ornate shuttle-woven fabric, often made with colorful threads silk, cotton, polyester, and sometimes with gold and silver threads. Brocade is originally a Kurdish word in Arabic is sometimes pronounced as ‘Brocar’. The word ‘Bro’ means the prophet and the word ‘Car’ means job or craft. Brocade fabrics are a type of shuttle-woven textiles often made with metallic threads. Because of their decorative appearance, these fabrics are highly popular among fashion designers. Brocade is used to make special occasion garments and evening gowns. Originally it was made of silk, but today you can find it in all kinds of fibers. Brocade fabrics are easily distinguished by their regal look. Brocade is smooth and lustrous. Great for evening wear, wedding gowns, costumes and more. Brocade has a great soft texture. It can be used for semi-formal and informal wear, office suits, jackets and blazers.