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French (of course) that literally means 'high fashion'. Haute couture garments are always one-off, one-of-a-kind. They're extravagant, often irrational, always unique and totally unaffordable. Famous...
Material used to cover the bottom of upholstered pieces, often black and stiff. Can be woven or non-woven and cotton or...
A lightweight, smooth, plain weave, open mesh fabric. It is usually of synthetic fiber. Used for evening wear, curtains,...
The technique of beefing up low grade, low cost, cloth to enhance its appearance. Only one side of the goods is affected by the process. The filling solution is composed of varying amounts of...
Special cloth or rubber, studded with wire teeth, which serve to open up the cotton FIBERS, clean them of impurities, and align them in parallel order. The material is affixed to the various working...

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