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What is "Canton Flannel" - Definition & Explanation

A heavy, warm, strong cotton or cotton blend fabric with a twill face and a brushed back. Used for nightwear, underwear, gloves, linings. Originally produced in Canton China.
made from cotton with a four harness warp-faced twill weave. The filling yarn is a very loosely twisted and soft and later brushed to produce a soft nap on the back, the warp is medium in size. The face is twill and the fabric is heavy, warm, strong and absorbent. Named for Canton, China where it was first made. Comes bleached, unbleached, dyed, and some is printed. Used in interlinings, sleeping garments, linings, coverings, work gloves.
A heavy cotton or cotton blend material with a twilled face and a napped back. The fabric's strength warmth, and absorbance make it ideal for interlinings and sleeping garments.
Heavy, warm cotton material that is strong and absorbent, with a twilled surface and long soft nap on the back. Used mainly for interlinings, and sleeping garments where warmth is so desirable.
Cotton flannel: a stout cotton fabric with nap on only one side.

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