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What is "Ecru" - Definition & Explanation

Descriptive Of Fibers, Yarns, Or Fabrics That Have Not Been Subjected To Processes Affecting Their Natural Color.
Cream or light yellow color or a neutral tan from natural, unbleached cotton, wool, or silk.
Silk thrown or woven while still in its natural gum-coated state.
Ecru describes the shade grayish-pale yellow or a light grayish-yellowish brown.
The colour of fibres, yarns, or fabrics that have not been subjected to processes affecting their natural colour.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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A top-grain, aniline dyed leather that's buffed to create a soft nap. Should not be confused with suede, which is the fles side of the leather. Look and feel is great for lowuse applications where...
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Sometimes called "Wild Silk' it is the product of the uncultivated silkworm-- more uneven, coarser and stronger than true or cultivated silk. Tussah takes dye poorly and is therefore often woven in...

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