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A Fine Long Staple Cotton, Originally Derived By Crossing American And Egyptian Species. Named For Pima County Arizona. Used In Fine Shirtings And Dress...
The process used to remove the natural colour of fibres to give a white base onto which dyes can be applied. Bleaching is not always necessary. Chlorine based chemicals are effective but not good...
A fine lightweight open mesh fabric. Used for curtains, mosquito netting, trim for evening wear, or...
A natural, renewable resource that can be made into fabrics. Bamboo grows very quickly and does not require fertilizers or...
Non-toxic semi-aniline dyes are non-toxic transparent dyes used to dye leather. These dyes are derived from coal tar and fully penetrate the leather while preserving the appearance of natural grains...

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