Peaching is a technique that involves brushing fabric to make it softer, thus creating the appearance of “peach fuzz” on the surface when examined very closely. While peaching can be done to most fibers, it is most effective on natural ones.
After weaving the fabric, artisans dip sections of it into chemical compounds, which permeate the material; then they stretch the sections and leave them to dry. Once dry, the material is brushed – either by hand or machine – with abrasive bristles, similar to those on a toothbrush.
We love using peached fabric for our casual shirts… that soft peach fuzz always feels good.