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Face Finished Fabrics

Fabrics which have surface treatments that provide a variety of looks and effects on the fabric surface. These include brushing, sanding, sueding, etc. The warp knit industry is especially innovative with face finishing techniques.

Facing

A piece of fabric that is sewn to the collar, front opening, cuffs, or arms eye of a garment to create a finished look.

Faille

A glossy, soft, finely-ribbed silk-like woven fabric made from cotton, silk, or manufactured fibers

Fake-Fur

A pile fabric made to simulate animal fur. May be woven or knit in a variety of fibers although acrylic and mod-acrylic are most common.

Feathers

Any of the flat appendages growing from a bird’s skin and forming its plumage, consisting of a partly hollow horny shaft fringed with vanes of barbs.

Fell

To join two pieces of material with the edges folded together using double needle stitching.

Felpa (plush)

Is a textile having a cut nap or pile the same as fustian or velvet. Its softness gave rise to the adjective “plush” to describe something soft or luxurious, which was extended to describe luxury accommodation, or something rich and full. Originally the pile of plush consisted of mohair or worsted yarn, but now silk by itself or with a…

Felt

A non-woven fabric made from wool, hair, or fur, and sometimes in combination with certain manufactured fibers, where the fibers are locked together in a process utilizing heat, moisture, and pressure to form a compact material.

Fiandra

Is a precious single-color and dry-hand woven fabric. The name comes from the region of Flanders where it was historically produced with flax of fiandra, the complex processing combined with the precious material made it a luxury product exported throughout Europe. The industrial production with jacquard looms, which has reduced costs, has made it accessible and widespread in every home.

Fiber

The basic entity, either natural or manufactured, which is twisted into yarns, and then used in the production of a fabric.

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