The thin fabric is comfortable against the skin and decals are often layered on top of both men’s and women’s designs. Burnout is otherwise known as devore or “broderie chimique.” It was used in France to create the look of embroidery, without sewing. The devore design is created by chemically destroying a fabric with sodium bisulphate. Most fabrics that are used to create the burnout look are specially chosen to hold up to some fabric destruction.
Keep in mind when choosing this type of shirt that the end design product will appear “distressed” or “worn”.