Flammé yarns are a kind of novelty yarn. It is generally a loose or untwisted core wrapped by at least one other strand. The extra element can be a metallic thread, or a much-thicker or much-narrower strand of yarn, or yarn that varies between thick and thin. Some companies have come to put twin yarns on the market to show off combinations of one regular yarn and novelty yarns in assorted colors or even two different types of novelty yarns.
Flammé (German geflammt) is a term in vexillology for a flag design that places a coat of arms in the center of the flag, filling the remaining space on the flag with flame-like designs. The design was used specifically in the Old Swiss Confederacy during the 17th and 18th centuries, where there was no difference between coat of arms and flags, and the same design was used for both. Regiments of Swiss mercenaries during the 18th century, especially those in French service, often used flammé designs with the Swiss Cross superimposed rather than a coat of arms.
Flamme is a famous song by French artist of Guadeloupean descent Slaï (real name Patrice Sylvestre). Song co-written by Slaï and Guy Bordey, it was recorded in late 1990s, it was originally a hit in the Caribbean region, and in Caribbean communities in France.
With the increasing popularity of tropical music in France, it passed to mainstream and French radio stations started playing the song, prompting Sony Music to release it in France in 2004. It became an immediate hit in the summer of 2004, reaching number 4 on SNEP Official French Singles Chart. It was also included once again in the Slaï album Florilège, an album that made it to number 14 on the French Albums Chart. "Flamme" by considered as one of the definitive songs of the tropical sound that became popular in France.