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A pinafore apron or simply pinafore is a type of apron worn by women. It originates from "pin afore", reflecting that the bib part of an apron was earlier often secured to the chest using...
A cap is a form of headgear. Caps are generally soft, and often have no brim, or just a peak (like on a baseball cap). For many centuries women wore a wide variety of head-coverings which were...
An example of trim or embellishment that is used on draperies, upholstery and other soft home decorating...
Cotton fabrics which have been dry finished by raising fibers on the surface to produce a fuzzy fur-like feel and appearance created when fiber ends extend from the basic fabric structure to the...
A top-grain, aniline dyed leather that's buffed to create a soft nap. Should not be confused with suede, which is the fles side of the leather. Look and feel is great for lowuse applications where...

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