ACRYLIC see Synthetic fibers . BONDED FABRIC are two differnt layers of fabric combined into one . CANVAS
CARDED COTTON is an extremly heavy duty fabric , often made of cotton . Used for making sails , bags , shoes and other funktions where sturdiness is required .
( Chief Value Cotton ) is a mix of high quality cotton and polyester , where cotton is more than 50 %.
is an expression that means easy to handle and manage through time . The product has been treated mechanically or with chemicals to make ironing or pressing easier . The treatment will fade away over time .
is a common name for a synthetic fiber known for its exceptional elasticity . One of the most famous is LYCRA ®.
is the common name for a soft fabric , usually made of polyester . Have a short pile and the fabric is both warm and breathable .
is the unit of measure that refers to the knitting machines fineness size .
is a joined closely knit textile fabric , mostly used as lining .
is a soft version of cotton , a method where the shorter fibres have been removed leaving the f ibres well paralleled . The yarn takes colouring better , will get stronger and softer .
compared to combed cotton , this process is not as smooth , having more fibres “ sticking out ” and is often a little bit rougher .
LYCRA ® is a registrated brand from INVISTA , see Elastane . MESH is a ” net ” looking textile , often used in the inside of sport garments .
MICRO FLEECE is the same as fleece but with a shorter pile . See fleece .
OPEN END SPINNING is a technology for creating yarn without using a spindle . It ’ s not suitable for thin yarn .
PIQUÉ is a weaving style , normally used with cotton . Characterized by raised parallel cords or fine ribbing .
POLYAMIDES see Synthetic fibers .
POLYESTER is the most important fiber of all synthetic fibers , see synthetic fibers .
PU is an abbreviation of Polyurethane , which is a water resistant film ( or coating ) used for example on outwear as jackets and bags .
RIP-STOP is the name of art silk developed of the cellulose fibre . Most common is viscose , modal and acetate .
is a pattern in which vertical stripes of stockinette stitch alternative with vertical stripes of reverse stockinette stitch . It gives more elasticity .
means of taking the rougher feel of raw cotton and making it smoother to the touch . Essentially , the process for producing ringspun fabric involved using a spinning method , such as on a spinning wheel , to create a slightly finer thread .
is a light-weight nylon fabric with inter-woven ripstop reinforce ment threads in a crosshatch pattern .
SINGLE JERSEY a fine fabric most often used to make t-shirts . SOFT SHELL
SYNTHETIC FIBERS is a term used on soft materials with the ability to block water partially , and comes with different degrees of water resistance and breath ability .
is a collection name of all fibres that been artifcial produced out of synthetic polymers . Most common is polyester , polyamides and acrylic .
TACTEL is a trademarked brand produced by Invista . It has a cotton like feel .
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VISCOSE see regenerate fibres . VELCRO ® is a shortname for polyester / cotton mix , where polyester makes ca 65 %.
comes from a method of weaving textiles that have a high wear and tear quality . Jeans , work wear and some shirts are often made from twill .
is a brand name of fabric hook-and-loop fasten ers , but it ’ s so well known that it has become the generic term for a type of product .
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