Herringbone Tape is available in nylon, polypro, polyester or cotton and used mostly in the apparel industry as the inherent pattern makes an excellent guide for sewing. We run and stock the polypro herringbone tape in many colors and widths which makes it a good alternative to cotton. The cotton herringbone tape is mostly used in the apparel field where you can dye it to color coordinate with your garment. Cotton herringbone is a lighter, thinner herringbone tape that the polypro herringbone tape. Polyester herringbone tape is used in apparel where the garment is a poly/cotton blend. The polyester is often chosen in that instance because of the reasonable price point.