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What is "Durable Press" - Definition & Explanation

More or less interchangeable with the term permanent press, but actually more precise. Durable press implies that the shape retention properties of a garment are excellent and durable for the life of the garment.
A treatment applied to the fabric in the finishing process in which it maintains a smooth attractive appearance, resists wrinkling, and retains creases or pleats during laundering.
Permanent press: a fabric that has been chemically processed to resist wrinkles and hold its shape.

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