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What is "Extensibility" - Definition & Explanation

The extent of the ability of a textile to stretch when a tensile force is applied to it.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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...
A tough medium to heavyweight coarsely woven plain weave fabric, usually made of a cotton or cotton/poly blend. Lower grades of the unfinished fabric are used for such industrial purposes as bags,...
Color applied to previously dyed color. A process of hand dyeing that works color into the base material. Usually unevenly spaced and vari-colored. Allows the previously dyed color (base color) to...
Fabrics and apparel with stretch and recovery in both warp and filling directions. Popular in ski-clothes, pants, active sportswear, and other body fitting apparel where free body movement is desired...
The cloak has been the most enduring of outer garments throughout the history of fashion. In the 18th century a man's cloak was made with a collar at the neck, a cape over the shoulders, and hung to...

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