Comes from the Anglo-Saxon “owef”. It is another name for the warp or warp yarn. Sometimes in advertising textiles, the word has been used to imply filling yarn and made to interchange with the other term, weft.


Wool is usually associated with fibre or fabric made from the fleece of sheep or lamb. However, the term “wool” can also apply to all animal hair fibres, including the hair of the Cashmere or Angora goat or the specialty hair fibres of the camel, alpaca, llama, or vicuna.


Worsted is a tightly woven fabric made by using only long-staple combed wool or wool-blend yarns. The fabric has a hard, smooth surface. Gabardine is an example of a worsted fabric. Common end use is men’s tailored suits. Worsted is also a textile process of manufacturing spun yarns from staple fibres usually over 3 inches in length. The main operations…


Fabrics composed of two sets of yarns. One set of yarns, the warp, runs along the length of the fabric. The other set of yarns, the fill or weft, is perpendicular to the warp. Woven fabrics are held together by weaving the warp and the fill yarns over and under each other.

Wrinkle Free

A resistance to wrinkling created through the use of a variety of finishes and treatments. This allows textiles to hold their shape. Clothing made from this fabric does not need to be ironed and may be sold as non-iron, no-iron, wash and wear, durable press, and easy care.

Wrinkle Recovery

Similar to resiliency. It is the ability of a fabric to bounce back after it has been twisted, wrinkled, or distorted in any way. Some fabrics are able to eliminate wrinkles because of their own resilience, such as wool and chemically-treated cotton.

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