||A man made fiber, soft wool-like
hand-wash (usually can be machine washed and dried) and wear performance
- good wrinkle resistance. Commonly used for sweaters. Takes
||Very soft woven twill fabric with
diagonal lines on the face of the fabric.
|Material that is cut and sewn
(many times with embroidery) or fastened to the fabric to create a
design. Decoration made by cutting material and applying to
|Fabric with a loopy, curly
surface. Boucle yarn can be acrylic, cotton, silk, linen, wool or
Capri, Clam Digger
|Also know as cropped pants, these
are three quarter length pants sometimes with a short slit on the
outside of the leg.
||Length from center back neck seam
or edge to bottom of hem edge on a garment. Also from center back
neck bone to bottom hem edge to show where garments falls on body.
|Derived from Cambrai, France; a
plain weave, yarn dyed, cotton or blend fabric made with a colored warp
and white filling.
|A very lightweight sheer silk or
man made fabric. The fabric is delicate but relatively strong -
primarily used for dressy dresses, blouses, scarves and veils.
||A pile fabric with ribs called
wales, running lengthwise down the fabric. These wales may vary in
width from fine (pinwales) to wide wale. Corduroy is strong and
durable with a velvet-like nap.
||A soft natural fiber obtained from
the seedpod of the cotton plant and is one of the major fashion fibers
in the textile industry due to its versatility.
||Puckered or wrinkled effects
created in the fabric construction or in the finishing.
||A well known basic cotton or twill
fabric generally dyed blue with a white filling, sometimes mixed with
lycra for comfort. Denim is versatile and durable.
|Ornamental needlework consisting
of designs worked on fabric either by hand or machine.
||Ribbed fabric, soft in feel,
drapes well, durable.
||A synthetic fabric that has a deep
fleece like surface. Fleece is warm yet lightweight. Fleece
is heavily brushed on one side.
||A crepe-like fabric which drapes
nicely and is somewhat sheer.
|A fabric with a motif or design
worked into the fabric for the full width of the fabric. Can be a
woven or knitted fabric. This weaving technique is used for
brocade, damask and tapestries.
||General term for process of
inter-lacing rows of loops either by hand or machine.
||A lightweight woven polyester
fabric with a crinkly effect all over.
||A novelty yarn spun from different
colors. Usually there are two or more solid yarns of different
colors twisted together for the marbled effect.
||A variation in tone; done by
mixing fibers or yarn of different colors together, or cross dyeing the
fabric; also called heather.
||A strong, heavy, woven fabric with
a short, smooth nap produced by brushing and shearing the surface.
||A descriptive term for the "hand"
(feel) of some fabrics made with microfibers. Fabric has been
mechanically brushed for a sueded hand.
||A man-made fiber whose
characteristics are crease resistant, quick drying and shape retention.
Often blended with natural fibers to impart stability and strength.
||Fine, closely woven fabric with
slight horizontal ribs.
|A strong, lustrous natural fiber
from the ramie plant (similar to linen). Strong and durable and
slightly more coarse than linen.
|A natural fiber composed of
cellulose as well as other manufactured fibers. Its pleasant hand
or feel and good draping qualities characterize this fabric. It
takes color well and has a soft hand.
silky feel drapable polyester fabric.
||A fabric with a very smooth,
||A very soft woven fabric with the
weave that produces diagonal lines on the face of the fabric with a soft
||A lightweight woven fabric usually
made with alternating stripes of plain and slightly puckered strips or
plaids. Thought of as a summer fabric.
||Sections of the yarn are dyed in
different colors resulting in a fabric with a multi-color effect.
||A trade-marked manufactured
stretch fiber composed of polyester - used for active-wear, foundation
garments, hosiery, jeans, swimwear and other applications where its
ability to stretch and recover are important.
|This is not a kind of leather but
a kind of finish. The surface of the leather is buffed to create a
fine nap that becomes suede.
||Woven fabric made with the weave
that produces diagonal lines on the face of the fabric.
||A class of woven fabrics with
soft, subtle texture. Made in a variety of fabrics including wood,
silk and synthetics.
|A warm soft cotton, cotton blend
or nylon fabric similar to velvet that is knitted. Our velour is
usually cut nap smooth up, for a brighter color.
||The yarn is dyed before it is
woven or knitted, as opposed to piece dyed where the fabric is dyed
after it is woven or knitted or garment dyed where the garment is dyed
after it's made.
||Lightweight fabric plain weave
with a soft crinkled appearance.