Net, otherwise, is an open fabric, which is created by connecting the intersections in a woven, knitted, or crocheted construction to form a mesh-like appearance that won’t ravel. End-uses include veils, curtains, and fishnets.
Nettle is a sustainable and organic fiber derived from a coarse, wild herb, that is naturally moth-repellent. Nettle is even the name given to any plant whose foliage is covered with stinging, mildly poisonous hairs, causing an instant rash.
Honeycomb (in italian “Nido d’ape”), is a fabric that resembles a real honeycomb in having raised ridges and hollows. It is related to all the fabrics with small dobby-woven textures and is very similar to waffle cloth.
Ninon is a lightweight, plain weave, made of silk or manufactured fibers, with an open mesh-like appearance. Since the fabric is made with high twist filament yarns, it has a crisp hand. End uses include evening-wear and curtains.
Non-Woven are all that fabrics which are broadly defined as sheet or web structures bonded together by entangling fiber or filaments mechanically, thermally, or chemically. They are not made by weaving or knitting and do not require converting the fibers to yarn. Non-woven are flat, porous sheets that are made directly from separate fibers or from molten plastic or plastic…
Non-Woven Fabric is a type of textile with a structure held together by the interlocking of fibers in a random web, accomplished by mechanical, chemical, thermal or solvent means. Generally, crimped fibers that range in length from 0.75 to 4.5 inches are used.
Novelty Yarn is a yarn that is intentionally produced to have a special or unique effect. These effects can be produced by twisting together uneven single yarns, by using yarns that contain irregularities, or by twisting yarns that contain a color variance. An example should be a slubbed yarn.
Nubuck is a top-grain cattle leather that has been sanded or buffed (on the grain side or outside), to give a slight nap of short protein fibers, producing a velvet-like surface. Nubuck is similar to suede but is created from the outer side of a hide, giving it more strength and thickness and a fine grain. Resistant to wear, can…
Nylon is a synthetic fiber, produced since 1938 in IG Farben (a German industry) and is considered the first completely synthetic fiber developed. Known for its high strength and excellent resilience, nylon has superior abrasion resistance and high flexibility.
Nytril is a synthetic fiber composed chiefly of a long-chain polymer of vinylidene dinitrile. It is most often used in sweaters or pile fabrics, where little or no pressing is recommended, as the fiber has a low softening or melting point. However, it has also been successfully used in blends with wool for the purpose of minimizing shrinkage and improving…