The degree by which a fabric is able to withstand loss of appearance through surface wear, rubbing, chafing, and other frictional actions.
The ability of a fabric to take in moisture. Absorbency is a very important property, which affects many other characteristics. Such as skin comfort, static build-up, shrinkage, stain removal, water repellency, and wrinkle recovery.
Additional ornamentation to; accompany the garment in order to create a certain look/image. (shoes, jewelry etc.)
Acetate, one of the first manufactured fibres that has a soft and a crisp feel. It has the lustrous appearance of silk and excellent drapability. It is not a strong fibre, as its resistance to abrasion is poor. It does resist shrinkage, moths, and mildew and does not absorb moisture readily. Its yarns are pliable and supple and will always spring…
An anionic dye characterised by substantiality for protein and polyamide fibres and usually applied from an acidic or neutral dye bath.
It is manufactured fibers of acrylonitrile. It is a durable fiber with a soft, woolly feel. It has an uneven surface making it different from most manufactured fibers. It comes in a variety of colors and can be dyed easily. It is resistant to sun and chemicals.
A fabric which has been coated, generally on the back with acrylic resin to make it water-proof or dawn proof.
A black woolen fabric with a very long nape. It is coarse and heavy. When stretched the fibres tighten and become water resistant.
Metal-tagged laces that replace the sewn ones, to attach the breeches to the doublet.
An alternative, non-harmful method of producing silk. Silk is woven by making use of empty cocoons rather than harvesting live moth pupae. Cultivated on forest trees, the silk is spun after the silkworm metamorphoses into a moth and flies away leaving its cocoon. This type of silk derives its name from the Hindu, Buddhist and Jain doctrine of peace and…