It's not a metallic fibre and it's not traditional stranded cotton... it looks exactly like stranded cotton, indeed, and with the most famous cross stitch floss it shares 8-meter skeins and 6 strands. However, its composition makes it completely different: 73% cotton and 27% lurex polyamide!
Its name tells it all: Étoile means "star" in French and it is conceived to deliver a lovely twinkle! Just use it as the traditional stranded cotton.
Available in 35 colours, developed on the basis of the best-sellers in the world, it is very easy to select, since the colour codes are the same as those of the normal stranded cotton, but with the addition of the letter, C to make them easy to spot.