A fabric term I was unfamiliar with popped up this week on some new fabrics I was adding - so I took a little time to learn what the term meant. Technically, ottoman and faille refers to a cross grain weave. First, let's clarify that the weave is different than the fiber content. In other words, you can purchase a silk ottoman fabric or a wool faille fabric. The new fabrics I added were polyester faux silk fabrics. Ottoman fabrics are usually silky with a horizontal ribbing that is a little larger and rounder than a faille fabric.