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What is "Alpaca Cloth" - Definition & Explanation

This is a cloth in which alpaca weft is used and the weave employed is a plain or weft faced twill. It finds use in dress fabrics and lining cloths.
Very soft and very light fabric with a silky hand. The fiber is obtained from the Alpaca goat. Alpaca resembles mohair and is often imitated in cheaper versions using wool and rayon blends. It is used mainly for women’s spring or fall coats, suits and sportswear.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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