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Commando Cloth & Duvetyne Fabrics

Light plays an essential role in theater, photography and film. Part of setting up the perfect lighting is controlling shadow, which is where Duvetyne comes in.

Why Use Duvetyne Fabric?

Duvetyne is a common blackout fabric due to its opacity. It’s made of 100% cotton and comes in several weights and widths such as - 8 oz. and 12 oz.This material lets very little light through, making it ideal for eliminating reflections and hiding light sources. Additionally, Duvetyne curtains offer the following benefits:

  • Lightweight, allowing stagehands to move it easily
  • Matte finish and velvety texture for optimal light absorption
  • Fire retardant to comply with theater safety requirements

This fabric is also relatively inexpensive, allowing you to purchase a full Duvetyne roll if you so choose. As a resilient and affordable material, Duvetyne is excellent for solving common production issues, such as hiding set pieces.

When Should You Use Commando Cloth?

Commando Cloth is a specific type of Duvetyne fabric. It's thicker and heavier than standard Duvetyne fabric, giving it stronger blackout qualities. If you want less light showing through, Commando Cloth is 98% opaque. It’s often found masking unwanted light or covering an object. It is also used for inexpensive masking curtains and to put a hard edge on light or to create "dots and fingers." Because it is economical, it is often used by filmmakers to cover large objects, such as a tree or even a building, and is most commonly used for window blackouts.

Though Commando Cloth is by no means bulky, it is heavier than Duvetyne. It’s al;so more durable, so it's a good choice if your equipment sees rough use. Along with black, it’s available in varying colors, widths and weights for a variety of uses. No gaffer truck in Hollywood is ever without a roll of Duvetyne or Commando Cloth.

Why Choose Rose Brand for Theater Fabric Purchases?

If you need a Duvetyne fabric roll for your theatrical production, you can likely find it at Rose Brand. We offer top-quality materials and custom services to production companies across North America. Browse our online inventory or contact us today to discuss your options.

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54" - 78" Commando 16 oz Black FR

  • Black 54 inches
Black, 100% Cotton, 16 oz. Commando Cloth (known on the West Coast as "Duvetyn") is a versatile and durable drapery fabric.
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Price Ranges
Cut $9.87 - $23.70
Full Piece $7.05 - $15.80
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118" Duvetyn 8 oz Black FR

  • Black 118 inches
Highly economical black masking fabric. Light-weight 8 oz. cotton with a brushed matte finish. For masking below stages and other areas where there is no light source behind the material.
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Price Ranges
Cut $17.03
Full Piece $13.10
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54" Duvetyn 8 oz Black FR

  • Black 54 inches
The most economical black masking fabric available. Light-weight 8 oz. cotton with a brushed matte finish.
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Price Ranges
Cut $7.38
Full Piece $5.27

54" - 118" Light Weight Commando 12 oz Black FR

  • Black 54 inches
Between Duvetyn and Commando Cloth in weight at 12 oz., in 54" or 118" widths.
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Price Ranges
Cut $8.64 - $22.95
Full Piece $6.65 - $17.65

118" Double-Faced Commando 16 oz Black FR

  • Black 118 inches
Our 16 oz. 100% cotton black Commando Cloth with a brushed finish on both sides.
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Price Ranges
Cut $27.08
Full Piece $18.05

118" Double-Faced Commando 16 oz White FR

  • White 118 inches
Our 16 oz. 100% cotton white Commando Cloth with a brushed finish on both sides.
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Price Ranges
Cut $26.19
Full Piece $20.15

118" Commando Black IFR

  • Black 118 inches
Permanently flame resistant alternative to regular commando.
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Price Ranges
Cut $30.63
Full Piece $24.50

62" Commando Black IFR

  • Black 62 inches
Permanently flame resistant alternative to regular commando.
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Price Ranges
Cut $14.10
Full Piece $9.40

59" Wool Serge 30 oz. IFR

  • Black 59 inches
Used widely in Europe for maskings, 59" wide, 30 oz. wool serge has a matte finish with no nap direction.
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Cut $27.00
Full Piece $21.60

54" Commando 16 oz Colors FR

  • Beige 54 inches
  • Blueberry 54 inches
  • Cranberry 54 inches
  • Fire-Red 54 inches
  • Forest 54 inches
  • Grey 54 inches
  • White 54 inches
100% Cotton, 16 oz. Commando Cloth (known on the West Coast as "Duvetyn") is a versatile and durable drapery fabric.
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Price Ranges
Cut $12.35
Full Piece $9.50

118" Light Weight Commando 12 oz Colors FR

  • Blue 118 inches
  • Burgundy 118 inches
  • Red 118 inches
Light-weight (12 oz.) 100% cotton Commando Cloth in colors is a versatile and durable drapery fabric.
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Price Ranges
Cut $25.03
Full Piece $19.25

54" Duvetyn 8 oz Colors FR

  • Dark-Grey 54 inches
  • Royal-Blue 54 inches
  • Silver 54 inches
  • White 54 inches
  • Wine 54 inches
The most economical masking fabric available in colors. Light-weight 8 oz. cotton with a brushed matte finish.
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Price Ranges
Cut $9.36
Full Piece $7.20